The AIA Brooklyn Emerging Professionals Committee (BKEP) is a voice and a resource for individuals who are within the first 10 years of their architectural career. As a Committee, we organize a variety of social and educational programs and events that cultivate the emerging professional and encourage a network of people who support individuals early in their career within the industry.

Some of the programs that the AIA Brooklyn Emerging Professionals (BKEP) Committee puts on include:

  • Professional Lecture Series and Educational Programs: Discussion of relevant topics to the emerging professional including Mentoring, Getting Licensed, Diversity and Inclusion within the profession and starting your own firm.
  • A.R.E. Study Group: Group study sessions, discussion panels, events and a lending library that serve to help individuals that are studying for their license.
  • Networking Events: Teaming up with local AIA Chapters, other AIA Brooklyn Committees as well as other Related Industry Organizations, we host several events, such an Mentoring event Co-hosted with the AIA Brooklyn CRAN committee, that encourage the connection of our peers and the opportunity to gain career insight and advice from others.
  • Social Events: From hosting Happy Hours, Game Nights, including our annual Jenga Tournament, Movie Nights and an Annual Beach Day | ArchiSandFest (co-hosted with other local EP Committees) – the BKEP always makes time to have some fun too!

Whether you are an architecture student, a recent graduate or a newly licensed architect – the BKEP is a great way of meeting new people and building a strong foundation for your career as an Architect.