Is your firm engaging and fostering Emerging Professionals? The American Institute of Architects defines Emerging Professionals as architecture graduates pursuing licensure and architects licensed within the last 10 years.

This recognition gives AIA Pennsylvania members the chance to assess and bestow their firms with the “EPiC Firm” designation. To be eligible for this designation, an emerging professional and a firm principal from each firm took the time to complete an assessment that provided checkpoints for three critical areas of Emerging Professional development: The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), Leadership, and Support.

2020 EPiC Firm Assessments are now open! An Emerging Professional from your firm must initiate the process by completing a nomination assessment to be considered for the recognition by Wednesday, September 2, 2020. AIA Pennsylvania will then reach out to the Emerging Professional’s designated Firm Principal or Leader to fill out the form no later than Thursday, September 3rd. Firms honored with the EPiC Firm Recognition will be celebrated in the 2020 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards Broadcast on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

*Please note that if you’ve applied in the past, the EPiC Firm designation is valid for one year, after which reapplication is required for continued designation.

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AIA Pennsylvania’s 2019 EPiC Firms

The following 16 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals during the 2019 Architectural Excellence Design Awards Broadcast & Viewing Parties.

  • Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
  • Ballinger
  • BRR Architecture
  • Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects
  • Hayes Design Group – Architects
  • HDR
  • MGA Partners, Architects
  • MKSD
  • Murphy & Dittenhafer
  • PJA Architecture
  • qkArchitecture
  • R3A Architecture
  • RLPS Architects
  • Spillman Farmer Architects
  • TKS Architects
  • WRT

AIA Pennsylvania’s 2018 EPiC Firms

2017 EPiC Firm Recognition

The following 41 firms were recognized for their dedication to fostering emerging professionals during the 2017 Architectural Excellence Design Awards Broadcast. The three main criteria for the Firm Fostering Emerging Professionals recognition included the quality of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), leadership, and the level of support and flexibility offered by a firm throughout ARE testing process. 2016’s Innagural Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals can be viewed here.

Albert Taus and Associates | Philadelphia
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects | Philadelphia
Ballinger | Philadelphia
bda architects | Clarks Summit
Bergmann Architectural Associates, Inc. | Conshohocken
BLT Architects | Philadelphia
Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects | Allentown
BRR Architecture | Philadelphia
Cornerstone Design Architects | Lancaster
Crabtree Rohrbaugh and Associates | Mechanicsburg
DIGSAU | Philadelphia
Strada Architecture LLC | Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
EwingCole | Philadelphia
Francis Cauffman | Philadelphia
Gensler | Philadelphia
Gerald Lee Morosco Architects | Pittsburgh
HDR | Philadelphia
hemmler + camayd architects | Scranton
Ian Smith Design Group LLC | Philadelphia
IKM Incorporated | Pittsburgh
JDAVIS | Philadelphia