In its inaugural year, Katelyn Rossier of IKM Incorporated was awarded one of the AIA Pennsylvania ARE grants. IKM associates and staff gathered Tuesday morning to recognize and congratulate Ms. Rossier on the award and wish her well as she endeavors to pursue professional credentialing.
In her comments to the staff, Ms. Rossier noted that she was one of seven in Pennsylvania who received the grant and said that it was a bit of work to apply, but it was worth the effort to help defray the cost of the seven exams. She encouraged others in the office to apply for future grants.
In June 2015, the AIA Pennsylvania Associates Committee announced the creation of the Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Grant in honor of her service to the industry, after her sudden passing. The Grant aims to assist young professionals by covering the cost of one of the ARE (Architect Registration Examinations) exams on the path to architectural licensure. This award recognizes those who follow in Ms. Maynes’s footsteps through their dedication to positively impacting the architecture profession and design community. The grant recipients were also announced at a recent AIA PA Leadership and Development Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
This year, IKM completes its term as the 2012-2015 winner of the AIA National IDP Firm Award which recognizes the firm’s efforts and commitment in supporting young architects on their path to licensure. IKM provides graduate architects with well-rounded professional development opportunities, education resources, and a structured format to monitor interns’ experiences.
Ms. Rossier obtained her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Masters of Architecture from Kent State University and joined IKM in 2014 upon her graduation. She has worked on a variety of healthcare, higher education and corporate projects since joining the firm.