AIAS Launches Exhibit to Celebrate Emerging Professionals
In recognition of Architecture Week 2010, the American Institute of Architecture Students is proud to present a collection of work, art and designs from emerging professionals all across North America. All of the displays will be works completed by individuals who are along the path to becoming licensed in the field of architecture but have not yet gained their license. What better way to celebrate Architecture Week 2010 than by inviting the next generation of architects and designers to show off their ideas and designs? Displays will include completed work from students in the AIAS Freedom by Design™ Program, AIAS Design Competitions, ACSA Design Competitions, Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 student work from a collection of architecture schools, as well as work from recent graduates that are well on their way to becoming architects. Along with the submitted designs there will be informational boards ta lking about the profession and the many paths emerging professionals can take after graduating. The AIAS hopes that the exhibit will not only promote the great work of the next generation of architects but also inspire professionals to mentor and engage the many brilliant and motivated emerging professionals across the country.
The exhibit open April 11, 2010 and will remain on display through the end of the month. In order to best represent emerging professionals across North America, AIAS is asking you to submit your works. The exhibit will cover nearly 125 lineal feet of wall space over two floors. To ensure a collective appearance throughout the exhibit, AIAS will be designing all final displays using the digital files of work submitted (a final rendering of the spaces will be provided to all individuals prior to exhibit opening to ensure the format in which all work will be displayed is appropriate).
Work of AIAS members will receive priority and top billing over other submissions, but an effort to include as much work as possible will be made to create an exhibit that is inclusive of all emerging professionals. In total the AIAS is looking to collect and display approximately 45-60 works along with informational boards on the path to becoming an architect, the different alternative paths available to emerging professionals and statistics on the current state of emerging professionals and the architecture profession as a whole.
The size and scope of the exhibit is being left rather broad to allow for as many different voices to be expressed. Submissions can be a result of work in a class, studio, design competition, personal investigation or work within a firm (must be the main designer of the project). Work can be, but is not limited to:
- architecture photographs
- final design boards
- developmental design sketches
- complete drawing sets
- models (shipping would be at designers expense