Emerging Professionals Community


The AIA CT Emerging Professionals Committee seeks to serve a community of architectural designers pursuing professional and personal growth by providing resources that afford social, educational, and cultural opportunities.


With our members coming from a varying range of experience, interests and backgrounds, our goal is to celebrate our unique talents while encouraging active involvement within the greater AEC community. We aim to foster interactions that provoke a meaningful exchange of thoughts and ideas

2021 Co-Chairs: Alison DiVenere, Assoc. AIA, JCJ Architecture; Thomas Barker, Assoc. AIA, Amenta Emma Architects

Committee Members:
Alexis Hoff, Assoc. AIA, Amenta Emma Architects
Andrew Collins, Assoc. AIA, Pickard Chilton
Randy Begin, Assoc. AIA; Amenta Emma Architects
Max Ballardo, Assoc. AIA; Patriquin Architects

2021 Ex-Officio & Staff Members:
Angela Cahill, AIA, AIA Connecticut President
Gina Calabro, Executive Director
Holly Leonard, Deputy Directory
Masha Nazarko, Program Manager

Please see Calendar for meetings and events. (Schedule information is subject to change.)

Please contact Masha Nazarko for general inquiries or to be added to the Emerging Professionals contact list.
All AIA Connecticut members are invited to attend.


Participate in the 2021 “Napkin” Sketch

The Emerging Professionals currently utilizes the following coordinated methods of communication:


1st Issue of the Emerging Professionals Newsletter

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) Connection is the primary method of communication from the YAF to the Emerging Professionals and architects within 10 years of licensure. The publication features the accomplishments, programs and musings of Emerging Professionals from across the country.
2019 Q1 Issue

Click Here for Past Issues


Architect Registration Examination Review

5.0 ARE Candidates – The Architect Registration Examination Review Series is being revamped for the new exam format. Please see the Calendar to register for individual dates, as they become available.

Contact Masha Nazarko about series discounted pricing  and the Amber Book Video Discounted Subscription.


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