Initiatives
In addition to our weekly email newsletter, published May 1999-September 2005, ArchVoices has developed a number of other initiatives, including conferences, essay competitions, print publications, a survey, and multiple related websites. The following are listed in chronological order.

ArchVoices.org v1.0
Launched: May 2002
This website--the most comprehensive of its type--united a wealth of core information on education, internship, and licensure. Those core sections were supplemented with statistics, resources, and editorials on related topics such as diversity, alternative careers, and public service. All of this information was fully searchable and freely provided to the public, including a complete newsletter archive.

2002 National Internship Summit
Website launched: April 2002
Event Dates: October 3-6, 2002
The 2002 National Summit on Architectural Internship was spearheaded and coordinated by ArchVoices to advance the recommendations of the 1999 Collateral Internship Summit and its follow-up efforts. The Summit was made possible by a generous grant from the Enkeboll Foundation for the Arts & Architecture.

2003 ArchVoices Essay Competition
Launched: January 2003
The First Annual ArchVoices Essay Competition was intended to encourage, promote, and reward critical thinking and writing--two traditionally under-emphasized areas of architectural education and training. The structure and theme of the competition were developed entirely by a diverse group of interns who participated in the 2002 Internship Summit. The competition attracted 157 submissions.

2003 Internship & Career Survey
Launched: March 2003
Report Published: October 17, 2003
This survey was developed jointly by ArchVoices and the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) as a tool for improving the profession's understanding of this important period in the lifelong development of architects. 4,816 young professionals (26%) completed the survey--more than have ever responded to any previous survey on internship. In addition to the raw data, the survey elicited 986 write-in comments.

ArchVoices.org v2.0
Launched: September 2003
Building on v1.0, this site included a simplified homepage design, more white space, more graphic icons, daily news headlines from ArchNewsNow.com, and automatic weekly updates. The site corresponded with our new HTML newsletter design.

ValidationConference.org
Launched: September 2003
Event: October 24-25, 2003
This website was initiated by ArchVoices as a means of encouraging awareness and informed perspectives of the Validation Conference deliberations, among the 65-70 attendees, the profession, and the public. The site was designed with the support of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

AIA/J on "Tomorrow's Architects"
Published: September 2003
This 16-page print publication was produced by the AIA. ArchVoices contributed extensive content and editorial assistance.

Architectural Internship: Everybody's Issue
Published: October 2003
This 40-page print publication documents the proceedings of the 2002 National internship Summit. The publication was made possible by grants from the Enkeboll Foundation for the Arts & Architecture and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

Fast Forward
Event: November 2003
This daylong symposium during the Build Boston tradeshow was intended to inspire, inform, and promote both the everyday and extraordinary efforts of young architecture professionals. The symposium united and showcased young professionals who are engaged in an array of innovative projects, ranging from Architecture for Humanity to 306090 Architecture Journal. It was co-sponsored by ArchVoices and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA.

2004 ArchVoices Essay Competition
Website Launch: January 2004
Building on the first, our second annual essay competition attracted 180 submissions. The competition challenged young professionals to consider what it means to be an intern today and what it means to be an architect in the future?

ARE Timing Postcards
Published: June 2004
In an effort to advance the dialogue about the timing of the exam, ArchVoices produced these postcards for distribution at the AIA Convention in Chicago. The cards are two-sided--one side lists reasons typically cited for allowing the ARE concurrent with internship, and the other side lists reasons typically cited against it.

Pause, Rewind
Event: November 2004
Building on our "Fast Forward" symposium during Build Boston 2003, this interactive forum challenged young professionals to reflect on our purpose and experiences as designers in the world. The symposium consisted of four interactive panels, including one that showcased finalists from Metropolis' 2004 Next Generation Design Competition. The symposium was co-sponsored ArchVoices, the BSA, and Metropolis magazine.

ArchVoices Website v3.0
Website Launch: January 2005
Building on v1.0 & 2.0, this site included a totally redesigned format, fuller integration with the weekly newsletter, multiple new sections, and a variety of new features, including an innovative PDF generator for each page. The site corresponded with a new HTML newsletter design.

2005 ArchVoices Essay Competition
Website Launch: January 2005
Our third annual essay competition, like the second, attracted 180 submissions. The competition challenged young professionals to consider how successful contemporary architectural practice is at engaging the general public.

ARE+IDP Advocacy Website
Website Launch: September 2005
This interactive website facilitates advocacy on specific issues directly to state licensing boards. This first iteration of the website focuses on an issue that we feel is critically important: Empowering interns to complete the ARE concurrent with IDP.

ADPSR Website Redesign
Website Launch: September 2005
A small donation and service grant from ArchVoices enabled ADPSR to redesign its website, significantly enhancing its web presence.

2005 Internship & Career Survey
Published: December 2005
This survey was developed jointly by the AIA, ArchVoices, and NCARB. It built on the 2003 Internship & Career Survey. 9,929 young professionals (22%) completed the survey--more than have ever responded to any previous survey on internship. In addition to the raw data, the survey elicited thousands of write-in comments.

Design Corps Website Redesign
Website Launch: January 2006
A small donation and service grant from ArchVoices enabled Design Corps to redesign its website, significantly enhancing its web presence. Design Corps was one of the founding sponsors of ArchVoices in 2002.

2006 ArchVoice Essay Competition
Website Launch: March 2006
Our fourth annual essay competition, now underway, challenges young professionals to envision the future of architectural practice.