Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Program

The AIA Emerging Professional Friendly Firm program in New England aims to identify firm initiatives that promote the advancement of Emerging Professionals through professional development and personal growth opportunities. The accuracy of the data reported through this questionnaire benefits firms, firm leadership and Emerging Professionals.

This program has an ability to attract and retain employees by sending a message to current employees, future employees, and other regional firms that the firm has evaluated their policies from an emerging professional lens, the firm recognizes emerging professionals at their firm, and the firm values Emerging Professionals development to sustain the future growth of their practice. For firm leaders, the infographics created from the data collection enables leadership to compare their firm policies and professional development opportunities with other firms in the region. For an Emerging Professional, the designation can help identify firms in the region that will support their growth (in a multitude of ways) while the infographic results provide them with reference regional statistics when negotiating, looking for a new job, or creating change within their current office.

2021 AIA Emerging Professional Friendly Firms in New England

The 2021 survey has concluded. Surveys were completed by at least one emerging professional and at least one firm principal.
The following firms were designated as a 2021 EPN Friendly Firm:

Amenta Emma Architects
Ann Beha Architects
Arrowstreet
Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects
Bergmeyer Associates
Berkshire Design Inc
Bruner/ Cott ArchitectsPhase Zero Design
CambridgeSeven
Centerbrook Architects and Planners LLP
Dietz and Company Architects
DiMella Shaffer Associates
GUND Partnership
H. L. Turner Group
HMFH Architects
ICON ArchitecturePatriquin Architects
Integrated Design & Construction
JP Franzen Assoc. Architects PC
Kuhn Riddle Architects
Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Patriquin Architects
Payette
PCA
Pickard Chilton
Placework
QA+M Architecture
Robert Dean Architects
Ruhl Studio Architects
SLAM Collaborative
Studio G Architects
Svigals + Partners
Union Studio
Vision 3 Architects
Whitten Architects
Wilson Butler Architects

New England 2020 AIA Emerging Professional Friendly Firms

We would like to thank the 31 firms that submitted to the 2020 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Program. For this survey, firms responded to questions referencing only their New England locations, if more than one office exists. Small firms are considered 1 to 9 employees, medium firms have 10 to 49 employees, and large firms employee 50+ employees.

The 29 firms awarded the designation AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm for 2020 are listed below. You can watch the awarding of the 2020 Emerging Professional Friendly Firms designation on You Tube.
(Past infographics documents: 2018 Results | 2019 Results)

Small firms (1-9 employees)

  1. J P Franzen Associates Architects PC / AIA Connecticut
  2. Marinelli Architects + Planners llc / AIA Connecticut
  3. Berkshire Design Inc. / AIA Western Massachusetts
  4. Lassel Architects PA / AIA Maine
  5. Atelier Cho Thompson / AIA Connecticut

Medium firms (10-49 employees)

  1. Whitten Architects / AIA Maine
  2. WBRC Architects Engineers / AIA Maine
  3. Bruner/Cott Architects / BSA
  4. Svigals + Partners Architects / AIA Connecticut
  5. DBVW Architects, Inc. / AIA Rhode Island
  6. CHA Architecture PC / AIA Maine
  7. E4H Environmentals for Health Architecture / AIA Vermont
  8. Union Studio Architecture and Community Design / AIA Rhode Island
  9. Freeman French Freeman / AIA Vermont
  10. Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects Inc. / BSA
  11. Vision 3 Architects / AIA Rhode Island
  12. Kaplan Thompson Architects / AIA Maine
  13. Gund Partnership / BSA
  14. Dietz & Company Architects / AIA Western Massachusetts
  15. Davis Square Architects / BSA
  16. Isgenuity / BSA

Large firms (50+ employees)

  1. CambridgeSeven / BSA
  2. Dyer Brown Architects / BSA
  3. DiMella Shaffer Associates, Inc. / BSA
  4. Payette Associates / BSA
  5. Pickard Chilton / AIA Connecticut
  6. Arrowstreet / BSA
  7. Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. / AIA Maine
  8. The SLAM Collaborative / AIA Connecticut