There are many ways to nurture the best and brightest of a new generation. Big raises and fancy titles are one. but for a certain breed of architectural go-getter, a lift up the old career ladder is less rewarding than a nod from one of the handful of nonprofit programs that supports young designers.

Architect contributing editor Mimi Zeiger talks to some of the top institutional talent scouts, along with some of the talent that’s getting the nod. Click on the links provided here to go to each, and see images of these young professionals and their work.