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|aiarchitect | volume 13 the news of america’s community of architects||december 8, 2006|
Let Them Be Architects
Intern Architects are creating quite a stir at their offices, state boards, and AIA chapters. They are loudly seeking a change in the title of “intern,” because it does not accurately describe what they do or who they are. Full story
Jim Jonassen, FAIA,
for more than four decades has pioneered development of high-performance building environments and built NBBJ’s health-care practice into an award-winning world leader. Full story
The problem with "intern" is that it typically describes a student who is still in school and engaged in work experience, often for academic credit. Architects specifically use the term for graduates who are not yet licensed, and many professionals on the path to licensure find this unacceptable. Should we call them “architects”?
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