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Meet our ARCHway 2020 participants! We wanted to highlight their participation in the program and congratulate them on completing the program during these times. A big thank you to our mentors and program directors, without them we would not have this amazing program. We look forward to seeing all the amazing things they'll do and the impact they'll have on our community.

Al    Doug

Eric     Erica 

Jacleine      Kevin

Kurt     Lindsay Mitchell

Megan     Michael

Susan     Teodora

Archway mentors     Archway directors


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 0 Connect: Speed Mentoring Mixer January 22
Session 1

Discover: Career Journeys Beyond Design

February 6
Session 2 Establish: Shaping your Career February 27
Session 3 Listen: Stories of Architects: An Advisor Panel Discussion March 19
Session 4 Refine: Foster the People: Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace April 16
Session 5 Keynote Presenation: Featuring Michael B. Coleman April 30
Session 6 Celebrate: Final Reflections May 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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