The AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm program 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.

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.

On behalf of the 2018-2019 Young Architects Regional Director of New England, Katelyn Chapin AIA, and the 2019-2020 Regional Associate Director of New England, Gail Kubik Assoc. AIA, we would like to thank the 46 firms that submitted to the 2019 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Program.

The 39 firms that were awarded the designation AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm for 2019 are listed below. Infographic results of this year’s program are here. We look forward to offering this program in 2020 and encourage all AIA New England firms to apply late summer/early fall next year.

(To see the infographics of the 2018 program, click here.)

2019 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firms:

Small firms (1-9 employees)

  1. Atelier Cho Thompson / AIA Connecticut
  2. Berkshire Design, Inc / AIA Western Massachusetts
  3. Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design / AIA Vermont
  4. Mayor Kennedy Architects / AIA New Hampshire
  5. Patriquin Architects / AIA Connecticut
  6. Whitten Architects / AIA Maine

Medium firms (10-49 employees)

  1. Ann Beha Architects / BSA
  2. Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects / BSA
  3. Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC / AIA New Hampshire
  4. Bruner/Cott Architects / BSA
  5. CHA Architecture PC / AIA Maine
  6. Davis Square Architects, Inc. / BSA
  7. designLAB architects, inc. / BSA
  8. DREAM Collaborative LLC / BSA
  9. Ellenzweig / BSA
  10. Freeman French Freeman, Inc. / AIA Vermont
  11. Friar Architecture Inc. / AIA Connecticut
  12. ICON Architecture / BSA
  13. Isgenuity LLC / BSA
  14. Kuhn Riddle Architects / AIA Western Massachusetts
  15. Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects Inc. / BSA
  16. LLB Architects / AIA Rhode Island
  17. Market Square Architects / AIA New Hampshire
  18. Newman Architects, PC / AIA Connecticut
  19. Scott Simons Architects / AIA Maine
  20. Svigals+Partners / AIA Connecticut
  21. Union Studio Architecture and Community Design / AIA Rhode Island
  22. WBRC Architects Engineers / AIA Maine

Large firms (50+ employees)

  1. Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. / BSA
  2. CambridgeSeven / BSA
  3. Dyer Brown Architects / BSA
  4. E4H Architecture / AIA Vermont
  5. Harriman / AIA Maine
  6. HMFH Architects / BSA
  7. Kleinfelder / BSA
  8. Payette Associates / BSA
  9. Pickard Chilton / AIA Connecticut
  10. Stantec Architecture / BSA
  11. The SLAM Collaborative / AIA Connecticut