Young Professionals

Helping you accelerate your career. 

Books in our ARE Library and free to check out for AIAWHV Associate Members

  • Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standard Series), American Institute of Architects

  • Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (by AIA)Building Construction Illustrated, by Francis D.K.Ching

  • Building Code, by Francis D.K. Ching

  • Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Lechner, Norbert

  • How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam (by Michael Riscica, AIA)

  • Brightwood 5.0

    • Practice Management

    • Project Management

    • Programming & Analysis

    • Project Planning & Design

    • Project Development & Documentation

    • Construction & Evaluation

    • Flashcards 5.0 Brightwood

    • Brightwood 4.0 available upon request

ARE 5.0 Handbook click here

ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam click here

AXP Guidelines click here (includes six AXP experience areas)

5 Things ARE Candidates Should Know About NCARB's ID Policy click here

Steps to starting the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) click here


ARE Monthly $100 Partial Scholarship click for application 

ARE Scholarship click here for application  and criteria.
Due October 1, 2019

The AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Young Professionals Committee is proud to provide an annual scholarship program to encourage participation in the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). This scholarship is intended to recognize Associate AIA members in the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter who have made significant contributions at an early stage in their careers to the profession and to encourage their pursuit of licensure.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Recognition for their achievements at the AIAWHV Archibru.

  • A one-time reimbursement for the cost of passing each single division of the ARE

The full amount of the scholarship (up to $1,470.00, scholarship for the number of division the candidate took) will be presented to the recipient at the 2019 year-end event. This scholarship is subject to all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.

AIA WHV Scholarship Program - College Students

$5000 in Scholarship Grants

The grant program is open to students who are enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate in the fall  at an NAAB accredited school of architecture.  Candidates must have their permanent address within the chapter area (New York State Counties of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, part of Ulster and part of Dutchess).  Applicants for the thesis year grant must have approval from their school for academic credit as their thesis to be completed within one year.

  • Grant I application: Thesis Year Student(s) in the name of Aaron Resnick

  • Grant II application: Non-Thesis Year Student(s) in the name of Harvey Lewis

Submissions Due by April 26, 2019 and mailed to

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley
Chair Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 611
Katonah, New York  10536

Finalist will be contacted the first week of May.  Award winners are to appear at the
May 20, 2018 Golf Outing Fundraiser.

Please contact Valerie A. Brown, Executive Director with questions.

Launching your Career in Architecture

IDP, Intern Development Program

IDP prepares you for a successful career in architecture. Start here. 

Take the Exam

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide services required when practicing architecture. More on the test here

Work in Architecture

Check our Job Bank for current Westchester and Hudson Valley Architecture positions. 

Learn more about current salary conditions


The AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Young Professionals engages local professionals at the early stages of their careers. We connect through networking, leadership, and professional development programs.


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