Three alumni of the University of Maryland’s Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning Programs will join AIA Potomac Valley’s (AIAPV) inaugural class of Emerging Professional Practitioners, a leadership development and mentorship program. Linda Clark (M.ARCH ’12), Lauren Gilmartin (B.S. Architecture ’16, M.ARCH & M.C.P. ’20) and Gregory Goldstein (M.ARCH ’21) are three of four outstanding emerging professionals selected from a competitive pool of practitioners to participate in a year-long mentorship program with members of AIAPV’s Fellows community. Clark, Gilmartin and Goldstein will be honored October 21 at AIAPV’s Celebrate Design 2021.
A first-of-its-kind initiative for AIAPV, the Emerging Professional Practitioners annual competition provides an exciting new way to develop the rising generation of architects and tap the talents of AIAPV’s Fellows. Winners are selected based on leadership potential by a jury of AIAPV Fellows. In addition to the year-long program, winners earn a $500 cash award and a $1,000 stipend for leadership development programs and networking opportunities.
"Linda, Lauren and Greg are outstanding young professionals who funnel their passion for thoughtful design into making real impact for communities," said Brian Kelly, director of the Architecture Program. "We are so proud of them. It is a thrill to see them make their mark in the profession.”