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We Are Epic

The AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community [EPiC] was created to provide support and resources for emerging professionals through opportunities for Continued Education, Community Service and Advocacy. We work closely with the local AIA New Jersey Sections to coordinate and implement events throughout the state.

Who We Are

Part of the New Jersey Region of the American Institute of Architects. “Emerging Professionals” are architecture students, Associate AIA members, and Architects licensed for 10 years or less.

Our Mission

Promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service. ​

What We Do

Provide programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun, while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professionals’ involvement in the profession. ​

The Emerging Professionals’ Guide to the AIA

Questions about the path through the AIA? Unsure of all the abbreviations (AXP, IDP, ARE, NAC, YAF)? Curious about all the different groups you could be a part of? Check out EPiC’s Guidebook to answer questions like these or others that may arise during your professional career.

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The National Associates Committee [NAC] is dedicated to serving Associate members of the AIA in the advancement of their career. The NAC aspires to be the catalyst for progress within the Institute and the profession.


The Young Architects Forum [YAF] is a program of The American Institute of Architects and the AIA‘s College of Fellows. YAF is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects (within 10 years of licensure). Connection is the official e-Magazine for young architects and is published