Emerging Professionals


January 14, 2019 : : 5-8pm
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour

Barrelhouse | 3009 N State Street | Jackson, MS | No cost to attend; drinks on your own.
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Join the 2019 EP Director, Golie Ebrahimian, for cocktails and chatting with friends! Hear about ideas for 2019 and ways you can become more involved.

RSVP at the Facebook event or via email


April 26, 2018 : : 5-7pm
Architects’ Happy Hour: featuring MDAH Preservation Boot Camp
Hosted by Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects

Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects | 3009 N State Street | Jackson, MS
13 LU/HSW | Download the flyer at this link. | View the event on Facebook.

The Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, partnering with American Institute of Architects | Mississippi, Mississippi Heritage Trust, and Mississippi Main Street, will host its annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp. The two-day workshop serves as an introduction to those interested in, but new to, historic preservation as well as a refresher course for long time preservationists. 

Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Mississippi Department of Archives & History and Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects


April 21, 2018 : : 6-8pm
Architects’ Happy Hour: featuring START Water Valley Reveal
Hosted by Water Valley Main Street

Bozart’s Gallery | 403 N Main Street | Water Valley, MS | Free and Open to the Public
1.5 LU | Download the flyer at this link.
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Join us as architect Tom Howorth, FAIA, reveals his design from the previous Design Charrette held in February. A final supplies and volunteers list will be composed and posted for sign-ups to complete the community Work Day. Refreshments served. 

Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Bozart’s Gallery, Water Valley Main Street and Howorth Architects, PA

Water Valley Main Street Association           



January 10, 2018 : : 4-6:30pm
Architects’ Happy Hour: featuring NCARB & ARE War Stories

MSU School of Architecture 5th Year | 509 E Capitol Street | Jackson, MS | Free and Open to the Public
1.5 LU | Download the event flyer at this link. | View the event on Facebook.

2018 is YOUR YEAR, Mississippi Architects. We’re kicking it off with a program to get licensure candidates on track to crush the ARE, taking our talk on a walk across the state in our START program, parading our award winning members’ work in a traveling exhibit, teaching property owners about financial incentives that encourage development and raising a toast to hard-working Board Members. Grab a cocktail with us so we can tell you all about it at the year’s first Architects’ Happy Hour.

We’re working to get architects licensed and what better way than to hear directly from colleagues who’ve been there. AIA|MS is launching a new initiative that will provide ARE test prep sessions, access to study materials and even reimburse qualified candidates for testing fees. Matthew Friesz, Outreach Manager for NCARB, kicks off the discussion with architects who share their test stories and guidance to help you succeed.

The bar opens at 5! Grab a drink and peruse the AIA|MS traveling exhibit that outlines our new program, “START Where You Are With What You Have,” features projects entered in the Mississippi Celebrates Architecture Design Awards, and educates about financial incentives available to property owners. We’ll raise our glass to toast the transitioning Board of Directors and enjoy time chatting with colleagues.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:
NCARB and the MSU School of Architecture



September 21, 2017 : : 5:30-8:30pm
Architects’ Happy Hour: featuring MSU Dudy Noble Stadium
Hosted by Wier Boerner Allin Architecture

Wier Boerner Allin Architecture | 2727 Old Canton Road #200 | Jackson, MS | FREE and open to the public.
1.5 LU | Download the flyer at this link. | View the event on Facebook.

Wind down on the roof terrace at Wier Boerner Allin Architecture with afternoon libations and spirited dialogue featuring Mississippi State University’s Dudy Noble Baseball Stadium.

The Architects’ Happy Hour event series is an opportunity for Emerging Architecture Professionals to host the public in their work environments, raising awareness for the work of their firms and the profession in general while sharing a cocktail and story or two.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Old South Brick & Supply Co. and Wier Boerner Allin 

               Wier Boerner Allin Architecture



Something For Everyone


ARE Test Reimbursement

AIA|MS offers reimbursement for ARE tests that you take and pass. Email us for more information.

ARE Test Prep

AIA|MS has donated study materials to the MSU Architecture library to help you prepare for the ARE. These are FREE to borrow.



AIA|MS offers periodic events for you to visit with colleagues. Architects’ Happy Hour is our most popular. Refer to the calendar of events for details.

Meet Golie

Golie Ebrahimian, Assoc. AIA, is the 2019 Emerging Professionals Director at AIA Mississippi. A Houston native, she moved from St. Louis, Missouri, in the fall of 2016 where she served on the Young Architects steering committee. She earned her Master of Architecture from Washington University and works at Wier Boerner Allin Architecture.