ARCHway 2022 Information

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 January – May 2022. Sessions include:

Session 0Connect: Speed Mentoring MixerJanuary 20
Session 1Discover: Knowing Your TalentsFebruary 10
Session 2Listen: Stories of ArchitectsMarch 3
Session 3Engage: The New Workplace CultureMarch 24
Session 4Energize: Keynote PresentationApril 7
Session 5Understand: Achieving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the WorkplaceApril 28
Session 6Celebrate: ReceptionMay 19

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 by December 10 at 5 PM. A committee of AIA members will review applications and select advisees.

We hope to hold all sessions in person so we ask that all participants are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the program or show a negative test within 72 hours of each program.  Vaccine card, photo of the card, or a negative test result will be checked at Session 0.

Upon acceptance to ARCHway, a program fee of $300 will be due by the first session on January 20, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Krile at

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