Professional Development + Associations
Career Development + Accreditation
Job + Internship Listing Sites
Community Engagement + Competitions
Additional Resources for Graduate Students

professional development + associations

  • American Institute of Architecture (AIA): the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS): an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architectural education.

  • National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA): NOMA's mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

career development + accreditation 

  • American Association of Collegiate Schools: ACSA, unique in its representative role for schools of architecture, provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. It is a resource for opportunities and careers in higher education.

  • Architectural Record -- the Emerging Architect: a resource to tap into the world of the world's emerging and influential young architects.

  • Environmental Leadership Program (ELP): aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions.

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards: NCARB maintains records for its 54 jurisdictional boards, providing services to architects and interns as key stakeholders. NCARB provides resources for the progression of becoming a licensed Architect through the Intern Development Program (IDP), Architect Registration Exam (ARE), Initial Licensure, Certification, and Continuing Education Credits.

  • US Green Building Council: a non-profit dedicated to sustainability; provides resources for LEED certification

    job + internship listing sites

    • American Institute of Architecture-Career Center: the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA Career Center is a resource with job postings from reputable employers across the country where you can upload your resume to connect with future employers.

    • AIA Architect Finder: Architect Finder puts you in contact with some of the world's most talented architects.

    • Archinect: Blog-based website with the intent of connecting progressive minded designers / architects (students and professional) with new ideas from all disciplines and with a network of resources (i.e., jobs).

    • American Council of Engineering Companies: a database of building construction related career opportunities

    • Building 4 Jobs: Listing for jobs outside of the Americas.

    • US Army Corps of Engineers: is one of the world's premier public engineering, design, and construction management agencies, striving to provide the most effective engineering and environmental science solutions to the nation's complex problems affecting national security, the economy, and the environment in which we live. USACE manages four program areas that include civil works, military construction, real estate, and research and development.

    community engagement + competitions

    • Bustler: Bustler provides a running list of competitions and events for designers.

    • Community Design Collaborative: a Philadelphia community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations

    • Design Advocacy Group (DAG):  provides an independent and informed public voice for design quality in the architecture and physical planning of the Philadelphia region

    • Young Architects Forum: a program of the American Institute of Architects and is organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects.


    • ArchDaily: the online source of continuous information for a growing community of thousands of architects searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.

    • Architizer: the largest platform for architecture and design online hosting projects uploaded by the designers themselves.

    • Architectural Record: dedicated to architecture and design, ArchRecord is aimed at professional architects and engineers with news, commentary, criticism and continuing education sections. It also includes articles exploring cutting edge designs by leading architects with glossy photos and articles that are accessible to non-experts.

    • Dezeen: the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazines, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. Dezeen brings you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.

    For Graduate Students in the School of Design

    2018 Employers
    2017 Employers
    2015 Employers
    2014 Employers
    2013 Employers
    2012 Employers (Pictures from 2012 fair)
    2011 Employers

    • Career Services Digital Career Resources: Access online subscriptions to job/internship search sites, career resources, and other career development tools for free, including the Vault and Wetfeet career guides.

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      Updated on December 19, 2018