Emerging Professionals

In an effort to support young professionals, CRAN® has recently expanded to include an Emerging Professionals (EP) committee within the CRAN® Knowledge Net community. This committee will focus on issues specific to those who are starting out in the profession and those who are still in the early stages of their career. The new CRAN/EP committee is made up of emerging professionals from throughout the AIA interested in custom residential design.


Student Design Competition

AIA CRAN® is pleased to announce a brand new design competition for college students.  Aimed to promote the craft and practice of residential architecture, the competition will challenge students to design a house for HERE + NOW.

The student designs shall be informed by context, culture, and vernacular--fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity.  Generated by CRAN® leadership this outreach initiative will strengthen ties with universities across the country and will support emerging professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in residential design.  Universities are encouraged to work with local CRAN® chapters, from which volunteers shall assist design professors, serve as mock clients, and champion the competition initiative where logistically feasible.  Further details available late Spring 2016.

Building Blocks

As a way to reach out to other young professionals interested in residential architecture, each quarter the EP committee will feature an article in the CRAN® Chronicle newsletter. Look for this feature each quarter under the section titled “Building Blocks”.

August 2015 - Read the latest article here

"Relationships: How a Couple, Both Interior Designers, Work with their Clients and with Each Other" (Part 1 of 2)
By John Altobello

Words of Wisdom from Jeremiah Eck, FAIA


Lindsay Colwell, AIA, NAHB CGP - Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ
Jean-Pierre A. Pirrello, AIA - Long Island, NY


AIA KnowledgeNet users can contact any leader by logging into AIA KnowledgeNet and using the "Send Message" function on the leader profiles linked above. All general inquiries can be directed to aiacranep@gmail.com.

Get Involved

The CRAN® Emerging Professionals are always looking for ways to better inspire future residential architects and better represent emerging residential practitioners.  If you have suggestions or would like to get involved, please complete the membership survey:

CRAN® EP Membership Survey