NEWS
Welcome to our AIAri NEWS, a periodic update on all that's going on with AIAri, our partners and ways you can become involved.

Participate in Creating the
**AIAri STRATEGIC PLAN**
AIA Rhode Island just launched a new strategic planning process, and hearing directly from our members (and non-member architecture professionals too!) will be critical to the success of this effort. Please take a moment to complete our survey , sharing your honest impressions of our chapter and feedback on how we can together build towards a stronger and more impactful future.
Do you have even more feedback to share than what you can easily answer through our survey? Our new Executive Director, Caroline Stevens would love to set up a time to talk with you. Send her an email at caroline@aia-ri.org .
AIAri EVENTS
BUSINESS + BREWS
Join AIAri's Emerging Professional's Committee and IIDA NE Providence City Center for our membership appreciation event, Business and Brews ! This "90min MBA" seminar will empower the emerging and seasoned professional to chart their career path to success by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed, and sustained as well as what role they can play in their firm’s success. Topics covered include everything from the basics of starting a design firm to risk management and responding to an RFP and much more.

That's not all! Upgrade your professional image from selfie to savvy with help from a professional headshot photographer. Oh! And did we mention the tasty bites and local craft brews?
TOTAL CEU's AVAILABLE: 1.5 LU
COST: FREE FOR AIA MEMBERS
Bristol Sailing Center, ACTWO Architects. Location for this year's Summer Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
SUMMER CONFERENCE: July 24th
Join AIAri, Roger Williams University and Tremco Inc., for an afternoon of continuing education and cocktails at the picturesque Bristol Sailing Center.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sept. 10th
Interested in being involved? Contact Paul Hauser for more information.

DESIGN AWARDS: Dec. 6th
Did you know that as an AIA member, you have easy access to over 300+ instructors who lead countless courses on in-demand topics that will boost your skills and portfolio? AIAU is a great resource for earning CEU's. LEARN MORE >
PARTNER PROGRAMS
GrowSmartRI: Revitalizing Transportation Corridors
May 23rd, 1:30-3pm

Join GrowSmartRI for a fascinating panel discussion where public and private-sector experts will focus on the strategies and tools most useful in the quest to revitalize areas built around the automobile, including the notorious and too-numerous "grayfields." The program will explore how to harness these areas' roles as transportation corridors to create thriving, mixed-use communities. 
TOTAL CEU'S AVAILABLE: 1.5 LU/HSW
COST: FREE
Preserve RI: Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation
Nominate a Person or Project worthy of Recognition

Every year, Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission honors the people who make a difference by protecting Rhode Island’s historic places. Is there a person or project you feel is especially deserving of special recognition? If so, submit a nomination today !
OPPORTUNITIES
APPLY TODAY: AIAri Architectural Forum Scholarships
For Aspiring RI Architects! To be eligible, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited school in RI pursuing architectural studies or be a RI resident studying at an accredited school outside of RI in the 2018-19 academic year.
DUE: JUNE 20th
Not an aspiring architect yourself? Perhaps you know someone! Please forward along this opportunity to anyone who might be interested.
JOB OPENINGS
AIAri is a great resource for finding job openings in the RI architecture industry. Current openings include positions at Brewster Thornton Architects, n|e|m|d architects, inc., Existing Conditions Surveys, KITE Architects and more. See the full listing here . Have a job opening to share? Email the description and contact information to: caroline@aia-ri.org
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals (CEP) is the authoritative voice and resource for architecture students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects.

ANNOUNCING:: A.R.E 5 TEST-PREP :: KICK-OFF MEET-UP
JUNE 5TH, 6 PM @Captain Seaweeds 

AIAri-Emerging Professionals is prepping for the ARE 5 tests! Whether you are just beginning test prep or almost through, our Test Prep sessions promise to be a great place to share resources and knowledge, access materials and get the information you need to pass. Join our first kick-off meeting @Captain Seaweeds, June 5th at 6:00pm. To RSVP, email Austin Banks . See you then! 

SIGN UP FOR EMERGING PROFESSIONALS UPDATES
Are you a current architecture student? Are you an aspiring architect who is actively pursuing architectural licensure? Are you a young architect, licensed for 10 years or less? If so, please take a moment to update your contact information so we can keep you informed about EP news and opportunities.

CALL FOR COMMITTEE PARTICIPANTS
The Emerging Professionals Committee is seeking passionate individuals to participate in our committee meetings. If you are interested in helping to plan and develop the Emerging Professionals network of AIAri then we want to hear from you! If interested please contact Katie DeGregorio. Next meeting date: Wednesday June 6th at 5:30pm