Becoming an architect takes dedication and hard work, but you don’t have to navigate the path alone. Whether you’re looking for helpful advice, study tips, or motivation to pursue your career goals, our Architect Spotlight series has the inspiration you need to get licensed.

I’ve always wanted to be a voice for the voiceless and, as an architect, design and build spaces that allow expression for the expressionless.

—Devanne Pena, AIA, NOMA

Architect Spotlight features recently architects who committed themselves to getting licensed. In our Q&A series, we celebrate their achievements and share their tips for getting licensed and advancing your career.

It’s extremely exciting to see the vast amount of avenues you can take in this profession. It’s important to carve your own path, learn as much as you can, and make the career you dream of a reality.

—Alex Rios, AIA, NCARB 

I made a commitment to becoming an architect, and licensure was just another step in that process. Now I can open my own firm or work for someone else, the decision is mine.

—Scott Reynolds, AIA, NCARB

Do you have a success story to share? Get in touch with us to be the next Architect Spotlight.