Emerging Professionals
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AIA Honolulu is here to support our emerging professionals on their path to become licensed architects.

Emerging Professionals Committee

The purpose of the AIA Honolulu's Emerging Professionals Committee is to support Associate AIA members and AIA members licensed to practice architecture for fewer than 10 years through mentorship, guidance, information, and a network for intellectual and social interaction. This committee will help you work towards career advancement and professional development, working strategically with the various AIA committees and leaders towards steering and developing events and initiatives to serve the unique needs of young professionals. See below for some of the Chapter support efforts.

Get Involved? To contact our Emerging Professionals Committee please email chairs Henry V. Schneider, IV, Associate AIA and Deirdre Stearns, AIA at epc.aia.honolulu@gmail.com.

ARE Study Cohort Programs

AIA Honolulu offers ARE Study Cohort Programs to our members to help them connect and review with others preparing for the Architect Registration Exam.  Membership in a cohort provides 3 sessions to cover 3 divisions of the ARE 5.0 exam.  The second cohort to cover the remaining 3 exams.

Membership also provides access to the Black Spectacles Pro Access study tools including: videos, flash cards and practice exams.

Stay tuned for upcoming 2020 programs being offered.

Free ARE Resource Library at the CFA

At our ARE Resource Library you can loan study materials, one division at a time, for a 4 week consecutive period. A one-time, 2 week extension can be granted permitted no other member has requested their usage. Ballast PPP are available for 4 weeks, with no renewal option as we have limited supply.

FREE to active AIA Honolulu members and available to non-members for a small fee (pay at check out). View Check Out Procedures (PDF).

Available ARE Learning Resources at the CFA

  • Brightwood ARE 5.0 Study Guides at the CFA
    Mahalo Brightwood (former Kaplan) for continued support of our Chapter by donating study materials + providing a 20% discount for members when purchasing your products (view here).
    ......also available are Kaplan ARE Study 4.0 (2012/2014).
  • PPI's ARE 5 Review Manual
    Mahalo PPI (Professional Publications, Inc.) for continued support of our Chapter by donating study material + providing a 15% discount for members when purchasing your products (view here).
    ......also available are PPI's 4.0 ARE Complete Review Package.

Ready to Loan?  Email, call us at (808) 628-7243 or stop by between 9am-4pm to check availability.  We have a PDF fillable loan form available for download but recommend you contact us to insure availability.

5x5x5 Mentorship Program

The aim of AIA Honolulu's 5x5x5 group mentorship program is to provide partnership and develop productive dialogue across all members of the architectural community. Adding value to AIA Membership, the 5x5x5 program creates a peer network of engaged professional sand stimulates intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue.


Participation in this program adds value to personal career and leadership development for the rising generation in the architecture profession and fosters and continual learning to promote the Hawaii architectural community at large. View program information sheet.

Questions? Email AIA Honolulu or call us at (808) 628-7245.

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