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Applications must be received by Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions.

For more information regarding application requirements and submission instructions visit: Civic Leadership Program - How to Apply.

Questions? See our FAQs or email

Applicant Contact Information

Primary Mailing Address

We will send all mail communications to this address. If your address changes, you must notify us at

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File Uploads

The following file uploads attached to your application must not exceed 30 MB total. If the combined files exceed 30 MB, your application will generate an error message and will not be processed.  

A max 3-page PDF including your academic background and a brief outline of professional experience that includes roles in projects and/or firms.

Applicants may include an extended resume as supporting material. Supporting material may also consist of additional background information about the applicant or topic of interest. Must not exceed 20-pages. 

Letters of Recommendation

One (1) required and one (1) optional. Letters cannot be written by individuals related to the applicant.

Required from your current employer or supervisor speaking to your professional experience. If not currently employed, a former employer or a professor

Optional: Someone who can speak to your personal character, leadership style, and/or teamwork skills; this can include a mentor, mentee, peer, or past/current collaborator

Press and Promotional Materials

Please upload a headshot to be used for promotional materials by AIANY. 

File types: JPG, JPEG, or PNG. Size: 1500 x 1000 px, 72 dpi. Max 2 MB.

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Prompt Responses

Response 1 - Describe your interest in the Civic Leadership Program.

Your response may include:
  • Why civic engagement, awareness, and advocacy in the design field are important to you
  • How you have participated in community engagement, public processes, and advocacy in the past
  • How you would like to grow as a civic leader. Include skills, awareness, and experiences you would like to develop through the Civic Leadership Program to serve as a better leader, advocate, and design professional in your interest areas

Response 2How does the built environment overlap with advocacy and civic leadership?
  • You may expand on your vision for the future of equity and/or change in the built environment

Response 3 - Please list and describe up to three areas of interest relevant to NYC that you would like to pursue through your participation in CLP. You are not required to demonstrate previous experience in these areas.

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Diversity and Inclusion Survey

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are committed to advancing inclusivity in the architecture and design profession. We ask the questions below to enhance our ability to report and benchmark progress toward this goal. Personal information you provide to AIA New York and/or the Center for Architecture will be anonymized and used for internal reporting purposes only. Any personal information that you provide shall not, without your consent, be disclosed to third parties, except as permitted or required by law. All responses are optional.


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