a committee of the

american institute of architects buffalo/ wny chapter

Buffalo Emerging Professionals (BEP) is a committee of AIA Buffalo/WNY whose primary goal is to foster architectural licensure in the state of New York and to support professional development within the local design community.

Although the focus of BEP is to address the needs and interests of emerging professionals of architectural background, membership and participation is open to everyone in the Western New York area regardless of AIA affiliation.



BEP hosts many events throughout the year focusing on professional development, education and licensure.



We highly recommend membership to the American Institute of Architects. Find out why.


The animal house

An ideas-based competition in which entrants were asked to design a dwelling for a domestic animal. 

ARE Lending Library

The ARE is difficult enough without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to study.


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