University of Maryland IDP Educator Coordinator: Garth Rockcastle FAIA firstname.lastname@example.org
Your education as an architect typically begins in a school of architecture. But it does not end there. Training in architectural firms, continuing education and professional practice further the educational process. Schools and firms offer many opportunities for acquiring knowledge and skills; however, you must take responsibility for developing your competencies to the fullest.
State registration requirements establish the minimum criteria for legally practicing architecture. Participation in the Intern Development Program (IDP) exposes you to the comprehensive training that is essential for competent practice.
IDP responds to your professional development needs by providing a wide range of resources that enhance day-to-day experience. The IDP training requirement establishes levels of training in important areas of architectural practice. Through the IDP mentorship system, you receive advice and guidance from practitioners. The IDP record-keeping system facilitates the documentation of internship activities, while the IDP supplementary education system provides a variety of learning resources designed to enrich training.
Below are resources to learn more about this next phase of your professional career: