Business development is integral to the architectural industry. Whether it’s going to a conference, volunteering, playing golf, or solving critical coordination issues, business development encompasses a wide range of meaning, integration, and approach. This session is focused on the unique opportunities that business development can bring for emerging professionals, regardless of firm size, project role, or sector. Assembling a panel of varied career paths within the industry, speakers share how to leverage the concepts of business development for personal growth and opportunity beyond the more traditional conception of “lead generation”.



Provides networking, professional development, and social opportunities to give back to the community through design for unlicensed, newly licensed and other emerging professionals up to 10 years after licensure. Primary goals include: 

To make AIA membership valuable to emerging architects and develop the future leadership of the profession.
To encourage professional growth and leadership development among recently licensed architects through interaction and collaboration within the AIA and allied groups.
To build a national network and serve as a collective voice for emerging architects by working to ensure that issues of particular relevance to emerging architects are appropriately addressed by the Institute.

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