ARCHway 2022 Information

2022 was another successful year for the ARCHway program!  ARCHway is a mentorship/leadership initiative that 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.  Participants held discussions about their individual strengths, workplace culture, and equity within the profession and community.  The program featured guest speakers including Brooke Cartus and Stephanie Hightower.  Thank you to all of our participants!


ARCHway is launching its third program year in early 2022 with a theme of Overcoming Obstacles. 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 February – June 2022. Sessions include:

Session 0Connect: Speed Mentoring MixerFebruary 10
Session 1Discover: Knowing Your TalentsMarch 3
Session 2Engage: The New Workplace CultureMarch 24
Session 3Listen: Stories of ArchitectsApril 7
Session 4Energize: Keynote PresentationApril 28
Session 5Understand: Achieving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the WorkplaceMay 19
Session 6Celebrate: ReceptionJune TBD

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

Those interested in being an advisee must fill out an application, and send a resumé and a letter of recommendation to rhudson@aiacolumbus.org by December 17, 2021 at 5 PM. A committee of AIA members will review applications and select advisees.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Krile at ekrile@aiacolumbus.org

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