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The BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) is an active social and professional network. Geared specifically toward recent graduates, Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™) participants, young architects, designers, and other design/build professionals, EPNet hosts tours, presentations, firm visits, and other programs. It hosts regular planning meetings, which all interested professionals are encouraged to attend, and a number of programs throughout the year. Annual programs include: the Winter Warmer, a mixer for emerging professionals across AEC disciplines; a spring bootcamp series in several parts drilling down on a single theme of professional development;  and Leadership Lunches, the opportunity to visit area firms in small groups for conversation with principals and firm leadership. Anyone building their AEC career is welcome to join, connect, and contribute.

Keep the conversation going on social media! @BSAAIA #EPNet

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Committee Chairs
Gabriela Baierle AIA /
Christopher Moyer Assoc. AIA /
The Emerging Professionals Network is part of the Professional Communities Commission.

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Emerging Professionals Winter Warmer returns in 2019 for an evening of interdisciplinary merrymaking!

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) invites their friends and colleagues to this always popular annual get-together for emerging professionals across the AEC and design fields. Meet colleagues and future collaborators, and learn more about upcoming professional programming for 2019!

Complimentary light snacks will be served. Drink tickets are limited; they will be given to those who register and arrive early.

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Past Events

February 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jump into 2019 with a new set of networking skills at this program, back by popular demand!

Some thrive meeting new people and making conversation; others dread it. No matter what your feelings are, everyone can agree that connecting smartly with others is an intangible but essential part of building your network and pursuing professional opportunities.

Join the BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) and Judith Nitsch PE, Hon. BSA, Nitsch Engineering. Judith will guide the group through a presentation on marketing for the individual, followed by a mock networking session to put new tips and tricks to the test! This will be a great way to get your feet wet before the annual EPNet Winter Warmer on February 21!

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February 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Success Teams offer the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers and future colleagues. Formed at quarterly kickoffs, teams are largely self-structured. Teams coordinate meeting times and locations and study together, sharing resources and tips, and keeping each other on track. Each member pledges to meet with and support their team members through the completion of their exam series. A library of both Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) 5.0 study materials is available at the BSA/AIA offices for team members to borrow.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

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January 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) kicks off a full year of programming with a cozy and enlightening fireside chat with the College of Fellows.

Pull up a chair to hear about significant projects, career paths, and the evolution of architectural practice from leaders in the BSA community. This is an opportunity to listen and to learn—and also to connect. Bring questions for the Fellows’ perspective on architecture matters from A to Z.

Jim Batchelor FAIA
principal, Arrowstreet

Peter Kuttner FAIA
principal, Cambridge Seven Associates

Anne-Marie Lubenau FAIA
director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Nancy Ludwig FAIA
president and senior principal, ICON architecture

Come for the conversation and the hot chocolate! This will be an inspiring way to start the new year.

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November 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) at their regular planning meeting to meet peers in your field, brainstorm relevant topics and trends to discuss, and map out programs for the future.

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October 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you thinking about the future of your career but having trouble visualizing it? Does the path to Principal seem too long to plan for?

Join the Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) to learn more about what the transition from "emerging" to "mid-career" professional might look like. A panel of mid-career professionals (those with ten to 15 years of experience) will speak candidly about the steps they took to advance their positions, the challenges they faced, and the opportunities they created within their firms and their extracurricular activities.

Come prepared with questions to ask the moderated panel, and look forward to networking before and after the discussion. 

Gabriela Baierle AIA
job captain, Arrowstreet
chair, BSA Emerging Professionals Network

Christopher Moyer Assoc. AIA
design coordinator, Stantec
chair, BSA Emerging Professionals Network

Jessica Bessette AIA
senior associate, Arrowstreet

Natasha Espada AIA
founder and principal, Studio ENÉE

Jess Garnitz AIA
designer/manager, Stantec

Dan Ricardelli AIA
associate, CBT

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