Emerging Professionals

The Emerging Professionals Network of Vermont is a component of AIA Vermont.  The EPN serves local emerging professionals by representation on the AIA Vermont Board of Directors, while in turn educating members about important developments within the design and construction industry.  The EPN also serves a larger purpose by organizing events and projects that bring together students, young designers and experienced architects, in order to promote architecture and good design in our community.


Meetups & Discussions:

2012-Present: An ongoing series of social meetings happen throughout the state.  These occur, more often than not at local breweries. If you would like to organize your own meetup or find ones near you contact us via e-mail or Facebook. 

Architecture & Design Film Series: Adfilmseries.org

2013-Present: Monthly Film Screenings and discussions in both Burlington, VT and Brattleboro, VT.  The film series engages, provokes and inspires the Vermont community by exploring the impact and importance of design and beauty in our lives. AIAVT and its EPN co-sponsor these events.

Annual Design Competition:

An annual design competition organized by EPN VT challenges emerging professionals living or working in New England states. 

2019: "Live & Unplugged"- Students, Young Professionals and Experienced Architects competed to design a future Hinesburg as a net zero community. This event was held simultaneously at Middlebury College and Norwich University.

2018: "Live & Unplugged" - Artistic installation that encourages the connection between two cultural locations - Analog Charrette style competition

2017: "Live & Unplugged" - New light rail station that promotes alternative transportation options - Analog Charrette style competition

2016: "Live & Unplugged" - Mixed-use, seasonally adaptive, outdoor event venue - Analog Charrette style competition

2015: "Town Meeting Hall" - How can architecture encourage voter turnout and engagement in local issues? - Submission style competition

2014: "Engaging the Public LIbrary" - A redefinition of the modern library and how space can inform its identity - Submission style competition

2013: "Farm-to-Fork Stand" - Practical and symbolic center for the promotion of local food systems  - Submission style competition

People's Choice Awards Pavilion
2012: EPN VT coordinated the design, construction and operation of the AIA New England People's Choice Awards pavilion at the BCA Firehouse gallery.   

We are excited to continue these community building endeavors and look forward to collaborating with you.  

Educational Lectures & Presentations:

2018: 2-Part Rendering & Technology Series - Revit, Rendering, and Emerging Technologies in Architecture

ARE Resources:

- Various study guides and materials available to AIA members at no cost - email sarah.odonnell@ aiavt.org to request materials

- Prep classes and study sessions co-hosted by experts on ARE topics

Vermont Director: Lealoni Coathup, Associate AIA
New England Director: Gail Kubik, Associate AIA

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