With more than 230 million users on Twitter, discerning the experts from the amateurs can be tough—especially when it comes to finding accurate information about licensure. To make your lives a little easier, we scoured the web in search of reliable, trustworthy sources. In no particular order, here are 11 Twitter accounts every architecture student and intern should follow.
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals is a great resource for students, interns, and recently licensed architects. You’ll find tools to help advance your career at every stage, along with general updates about the licensure process. Plus, you can follow along as their team attends some of the industry’s biggest conferences, including Greenbuild Nation, AIA National, and the Emerging Professionals Summit, to name a few.
While completing the path to licensure is ultimately up to each intern, it can’t be done without the help of a dedicated, knowledgeable mentor—which is where Sean Sheffler, Pennsylvania’s IDP State Coordinator, comes into play. Sean typically tweets about studying for the ARE, finding a supervisor, and earning supplemental experience.
Bob Borson, author of the blog Life of an Architect, shares invaluable tips and career advice for emerging professionals. The Texas-based architect writes about everything from surviving architecture school to making the most of your internship. And for those of you looking for design inspiration, Bob often tweets photos of site visits, architectural sketches, and modern structures.
Have questions about earning IDP credit or passing the ARE? Our very own Assistant Director of Internship + Education, Nick Serfass, recently joined Twitter to help address your burning questions. Whether he’s on the road with our Outreach team or back at the office, you can turn to Nick for insider tips, behind-the-scenes photos, and career advice.
Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has served as an advocate for the architecture profession. Fast-forward to today, and they’ve formed an extensive online community, tweeting about scholarship opportunities, award-winning projects, and emerging technology. Be sure to join their recurring Twitter chat, which takes place the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. EST. And in case you missed it, here’s a recap of our AIA Twitter chat on IDP.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has a knack for breaking news of interest to students and interns. In fact, they were the first to tweet about the release of our first mobile app and the 2013 NCARB Award Recipients. Follow along for job postings, scholastic news, conference updates, and more.
Here’s a fun fact: the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA DC) played a vital role in designing our nation’s capital. Now, the chapter’s Emerging Architects Committee is equally dedicated to helping shape the next generation of architects. The active group hosts a slew of mentoring workshops and lecture series that you can learn about on Twitter.
Join Melissa Grant, AIA’s social media intern, as she navigates the path to licensure. You’ll pick up plenty of helpful tips about earning IDP credit through volunteer work, plus an inside glimpse of what it’s like to work at AIA.
Brinn Miracle, the brainchild behind the popular blog Architangent, tweets about her journey to becoming a recently licensed architect, the latest CAD software, and ARE study tips. When she’s not curating study guides for her readers, the self-proclaimed “design contest junkie” keeps her creativity flowing by participating in competitions—something you can earn Supplemental Experience for, by the way.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting excellence in architecture education. In addition to tweeting about networking opportunities and leadership training, AIAS produces a digital resume book for students, which is sent to 500 architecture firms across the county.
Last but not least, be sure to follow NCARB for the latest program updates, important reminders, behind-the-scenes photos, and industry news. Feel free to ask us questions or share your thoughts. Your feedback is always appreciated and will help inform future updates to our systems and services.
Anyone we forgot to mention? Let us know in the comments.