Thursday, March 15, 2012

* Time to review your IDP Record *

Some IMPORTANT IDP information the National Associates Committee would like to share with you:

This April, NCARB will implement the final phase of IDP 2.0, marking the most significant change to the program since it began in the 1970s.
Below is a list of useful resources to help you understand these changes and how they affect your IDP progress. April 3, 2012 will mark the final transition of IDP.

Refer to the following NCARB press release site for current news:

Specific IDP 2.0 NCARB new clips are as follows:

It’s recommended that interns become familiar with the IDP 2.0 changes and use the NCARB resources and tools to understand how these changes affect their own IDP progress and prepare for the changes in April.
- Understand what IDP 2.0 is:
- Understand the rollover of IDP to IDP 2.0:
- Use the IDP 2.0 Rollover Calculator to see how these changes will affect you:
- Understand the History, Timeline and Process of implementing IDP 2.0
- Take advantage of all the additional IDP 2.0 Resources, including articles and webcasts from NCARB
- Make sure to understand the IDP basics, what it is, and why it exists in the first place:
Report Your IDP Experience Today!!All experience in the e-EVR prior to noon EDT 3 April 2012 will be rolled over to IDP 2.0 in accordance with the rules in the IDP 2.0 Interns’ Rollover Guide.
However, the status of your hours in the e-EVR will have implications as to how you are rolled over to IDP 2.0.
Use the above NCARB Resources to understand how these changes and the rollover will affect you!

We hope this information is useful to you.
Thank you,
~ Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
California Regional Associate Director to the National Associates CommitteeAIA Intern-at-Large to the IDP Advisory Committee

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

California Architects Board Suspends CIDP Requirement for Licensure – 6/17/11

This posting was taken off the AIACC Academy of Emerging Professionals Website. Click below to view the actual website or read below.

California Architects Board Suspends CIDP Requirement for Licensure – 6/17/11
June 17, 2011 By Leave a Comment

There is a crisis in the architectural profession: the number of individuals being licensed is lower than the number “expiring” each year. While the architectural education remains valuable to other industries, architectural school graduates continue to leave for other professional opportunities. Whether this is solely a function of salaries, or other factors, there is consensus that the licensure process is arduous. It is time consuming, expensive, and replete with administrative requirements.
In California, an additional requirement was adopted in 2005 requiring “evidence” in specified IDP skill and application areas. Comprehensive Intern Development Program (CIDP) was originally developed to enhance and strengthen the internship experience and to improve the intern/supervisor relationship through discussions about the evidence documentation.
Prior to adopting these programs in 2005, the California Architects Board (CAB), the licensing authority for the profession, had identified some concerns about IDP (i.e., role of IDP supervisor and mentor; competency assessment; experience alternatives; training areas and settings; IDP entry point; duration requirements; and IDP reporting). In light of the numerous improvements to IDP since 2005 (culminating in the complete implementation of IDP 2.0), CAB and its Professional Qualifications Committee re-evaluated its intern development requirements earlier this year.
At its June 16 meeting, the CAB voted to discontinue the CIDP requirement, which will require a regulatory change approved by multiple control agencies. CAB is currently expediting the regulatory changes and will notify all affected candidates once final approval has been obtained. In the interim, CIDP is required until the regulatory change is approved and codified. The AIACC will also continue to follow this discussion and assist candidates for licensure during this period.
We are curious. . . .what are your thoughts about how this change will impact the profession?


Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 AEP Statewide Forum

July 30, 2011 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego

DESIGNING ON THE FRINGE: architecture in the new economy
Gather with other Emerging Professionals from across California at the AEP Statewide Forum to reinvigorate your architectural career and participate in inspiring discussions with people who have ventured out on the fringe to start their own businesses and take charge of their careers. More information coming soon!Visit for more information and to RSVP!

**If anyone is interested in attending and what more information, please feel free to contact me, Julie Jaurique-Chipps at . I will be attending, and I hope to see some fellow AIASJ members as well.

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Nominations Open

2011 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Nominations Open 

Completed nominations and applications are due Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:00 pm EDT

The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals has opened the nominations for the 2011 AIA/NAC Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. The NAC established this scholarship in honor of late friend and colleague Jason Pettigrew, who was committed to professional development and community service. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

To be eligible, a nominee must be an Associate AIA member, an NCARB Record holder, or a person who has passed one or more divisions of the ARE but has not passed all divisions.

For full eligibility rules, award criteria, and application procedures, visit the scholarship Web page. A committee of distinguished professionals will select the recipients, who will be honored at the Emerging Professionals Reception at the AIA National Convention in New Orleans.

About Jason Pettigrew   
Jason dedicated much of his time towards the development and growth of others and was committed to community and professional service through the AIA. He touched many lives through his engagement and AIA leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. As a member of the first NAC Executive Committee, Jason was instrumental in the formation of the NAC. He also served multiple years as an intern representative to the IDP Coordinating Committee and contributed to the development of the AIA Emerging Professionals Companion released in 2004.

To learn more about Jason, or to make a donation to the Jason Pettigrew Memorial Fund, visit
NAC Jason Pettigrew Memorial page and watch Remembering Jason Pettigrew, a video produced by the AIA.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Academy of Emerging Professionals Camping Trip

Go Green with the AEP (Academy of Emerging Professionals) and the BAYA (Bay Area Young Architects) on our first statewide Emerging Professionals weekend camping trip! Gather your colleagues, co-workers and architecturally involved friends for a weekend in the great outdoors. All are welcome (AIA member or not)!

Location: Arroyo Seco, CA Los Padres National Forest
47600 Arroyo Seco Road
Greenfield, CA, CA 93927

When: Friday, August 20th 2010 4:00PM – Sunday, August 22nd 12:00PM

Cost is $35.00 per person: Includes; two night camping site reservation fees, firewood as well as Drinks, Dinner and Dessert Saturday evening.

Potential Activities include: Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Relaxing by the campfire, & socializing with other EP’s from around the state.
Info on Campgrounds:
If you want to join us, please RSVP and pay before August 13th;

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to post your comments on our yahoo group page. I will be heading their Friday evening and if anyone would like to carpool and GO GREEN send me an e-mail at or