ARCHway 2020 Information

ARCHway is launching its second program year in early 2020. The AIA Columbus mentorship/leadership initiative connects young architects with firm leaders in the Columbus architectural community. It is a comprehensive approach to mentorship that also focuses on developing leadership skills for emerging talent and seasoned professionals. The program structures multiple modes of active interaction such as group mentoring, reverse mentoring, and peer-mentoring, through thought provoking sessions. 

ARCHway participants will:

  • Strengthen and explore pathways
  • Build network skills and abilities
  • Establish and grow professional and personal resources

The program will run from January – May. Sessions include:

Session 0Connect: Speed Mentoring MixerJanuary 22
Session 1Discover: Career Journeys Beyond DesignFebruary 6
Session 2Establish: Shaping your CareerFebruary 27
Session 3Listen: Stories of Architects: An Advisor Panel DiscussionMarch 19
Session 4Refine: Foster the People: Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the WorkplaceApril 16
Session 5Keynote Presenation: Featuring Michael B. ColemanApril 30
Session 6Celebrate: Final ReflectionsMay 21

For more information about the sessions, click here.

Interested architects must have less than 10 years of professional experience and be an AIA Member (AIA or Associate AIA).

Those interested must fill out and send an application, resume, and a letter of recommendation to [email protected] by December 18. A committee of AIA members will review applicatons and select advisees.

Upon acceptance to ARCHway, a program fee of $300 will be due by the first session on January 22.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Krile at [email protected]

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