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AIA Illinois 2023 EP Summit and AIAspire attendees. Photo by Evening Cue.

Early Professional Leadership

An early professional is someone who is part of the architectural staff and fills one of the following roles: architectural students, recent graduates, unlicensed emerging professionals within 10 years of graduation, or architects licensed within the last 10 years.

2022 EP Friendly Firms

Celebrating firms across Illinois that are “EP Friendly” in their policies, practices and procedures. Firms are scored according to their survey responses, and those that exceed the minimum point threshold have been acknowledged as a 2022 EP Friendly Firm.


Chapter Representation: Chicago


FGM Architects 

Chapter Representation: Chicago, Northeast Illinois, Prairie



Chapter Representation: Chicago


Williams Architects | Aquatics 

Chapter Representation: Northeast Illinois


Legat Architects 

Chapter Representation: Chicago, Northeast Illinois, Prairie


Partners by Design 

Chapter Representation: Chicago

Early Professionals Summit


Early professionals and young architects from across Illinois are invited to attend the annual AIA Illinois Early Professionals (EP) Summit. This jam-packed weekend consists of keynotes, educational sessions, networking opportunities aplenty, and more. Click here

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