WBRC Named a 2022 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

For the third year, WBRC has been recognized as an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm by New England AIA Components. The program recognizes firms that have demonstrated a commitment to Emerging Professionals through professional development and personal growth opportunities.

WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, who is celebrating his 35th year as a Maine-licensed architect,  says,

“We truly appreciate this recognition. WBRC is proud to be an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. We’re even prouder of the EPs who help make us what we are.”

The Emerging Professionals Friendly Firm designation is an annual award sponsored by New England’s AIA Components. Firms apply via an in-depth online survey. A committee reviews survey responses and awards “Emerging Professional Friendly’” status to firms that display an outstanding commitment to the development of their Emerging Professional staff.

AIA defines Emerging Professionals (EPs) as architectural professionals who have completed their academic studies up to the point of licensure or up to 10 years after completion of their studies. EPs also include students and architects who have been licensed for 10 years or less.

“The award submission instructions require at least one Emerging Professional and one firm principal to sit down and fill out the survey together,” Doug Whitney says. “For the past three submissions, I’ve worked with Adam Comstock, a fellow architect and Emerging Professional.”

“Adam Comstock exemplifies how much we rely on EPs at WBRC,” Doug says. “Since joining our firm in 2016, he has obtained his license and developed into a trusted Project Manager. Adam is a huge asset to our firm, so much so that he was recently promoted to Senior Associate.”

“Adam and the other EPs on our team are both the present and the future strength of our company,” Doug Whitney says. “Any support and encouragement we provide our Emerging Professionals comes back to us many times over.”