Annual Assessment & Recognition Program

Open | Closes July 12


2018 EPiC Firm, KSS Architects, pictured constructing their Park(ing) Day installation, “The Sidewalk Shroud”

Image of the interior of Swarthmore College's Singer Hall
Swarthmore College Singer Hall | Photo Credit: ____
Image of the exterior of Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering
3 High Meadow | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux Photography

    EPiC Firm Recognition

    The EPiC Firm Recognition, facilitated by the Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC), recognizes firms for their commitment to the professional development of emerging professionals and young architects with an assessment of firm culture and support in four critical areas: (1) licensure, (2) leadership and professional development, (3) career advancement opportunity, and (4) commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    To be considered for recognition, an emerging professional* or young architect* must nominate their firm with the completion of the assessment by July 12, 2024. A firm principal* or leader* identified by the emerging professional or young architect will then be notified via e-mail to complete the assessment to finalize their firm’s nomination by August 9, 2024.

    The nomination assessment is available during the period listed above. To prepare for its completion, reference the assessment preview. The preview's components are subject to change in the nomination assessment.

    *The nominator, an emerging professional or young architect, and the identified firm principal or leader must be current AIA Pennsylvania members. AIA defines emerging professionals as those who have completed their academic studies up to the point of licensure or up to 10 years after completion of their academic studies (Associate Members - unlicensed).  AIA defines young architects as those whose date of initial licensure is less than 10 years ago (Architect Members - licensed).


    EPiC Firms

    The following 24 firms are AIA Pennsylvania EPiC Firms, as assessed in 2023. Recognition is valid for one year, after which re-assessment is required.

    Firms that received the recognition can be recognized with the use of the EPiC Firms badge.