5 Favorites Friday

1. If you just can’t seem to figure out how to do a Snap Chat post on Instagram:

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Our second mentoring session of the #ArchitectUp series will be kicking off Tuesday June 27th! Deane Madsen, contributor to Architect magazine, will be talking us through the benefits and opportunities of using social media as a branding and marketing tool. Check out the details and register here!

2. If you need some inspiration when it gets difficult to work with consultants.

3. When you just saw Wonder Woman and you’re feeling particularly empowered:

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Apply to #CKLDP17! Applications are live for the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. If you missed the info session this past Monday, more details about the program can be found on the website. Applications are due Monday June 26th!

4. You got on a minimalist living kick and need to buy some new furniture.

5. If you’re still looking for a shot at the title:

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Thesis showcase submissions are due next Thursday June 15th! Help bridge the gap between practicing architects and recent grads (and show off those renderings that stole all of your sleep).

5 Things to Know About the EAC to Kick Off 2017!

1. Our members are as diverse as the profession.

So… Who exactly is the EAC?

The AIA|DC Emerging Architect Committee is a group of young professionals who seek to learn from one another and grow within the Architectural Industry. There are no membership fees, and you do not have to be an AIA member to be active in the committee. The only requirement is that you have not been licensed for 10 years or more.

To be actively involved in the committee you can be part of our amazing core team or simply join our incredible events throughout the year! Core team members strategically plan and organize our programs, while forming lasting relationship across the profession.

2. We have 4 main areas of focus:

We believe that incredible opportunities come from within our own industry, and that sharing knowledge and collaborating with one-another is the best way to succeed as a profession. Our four main areas of focus are:

  • ADVOCATE for emerging architects
  • PROVOKE and talk about the future of the profession
  • MENTOR the next generation of architects
  • OUTREACH to the community, other AIA members, and the public

3. We all join for similar reasons, but we come with different perspectives…

The majority of our members will say the same thing when you ask: “Why did you join the EAC?” They will tell you that they were new to DC. Or that they were interested in growing their professional network. Or that they believe in a larger message to shape the profession.

The perspectives and backgrounds of our members and our program participants however, are far and farther between. Our members are architects, engineers, product reps, and consultants.  Our education and backgrounds span from coast to coast. Some are licensed and others never plan to be. And we each practice in very different ways.

Come share your story at the next committee meeting!

4. We meet to plan, and we plan to meet!

Our monthly committee meetings occur on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Gensler (2020 K Street NW). Our various events however, happen throughout the year, typically on weekdays from 630-8pm, and range in locations all across the city.

Upcoming events are posted to the AIA|DC calendar one month in advance. If you are interested in learning more about events for the year, feel free to reach out to one of our executive committee members listed on the EAC webpage.

5. Events for everyone…

Our 20+ events over the course of the year are designed to connect people across all levels of experience in the profession, because lets be honest –  in architecture – there is always more to learn! From our Portfolio and Resume Building Workshops, to our Architecture Uncensored Series, to our joint Construction Tours with the Structural Engineers Association – the EAC program list is filled with exciting and educational events for all levels of experience.

We hope to see you at our next one!

Follow us on social media, #AIAdcEAC

 

EAC #MentoringWorkshop – Leadership Through Education, Sept. 27

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Registration required via AIA|DC.

WHAT: Come join the Emerging Architects Committee for “Leadership Through Education: Learning from Teaching,” a presentation by Eric J. Jenkins, AIA, professor at the Catholic University of America, about leadership through education. The session will review ways that emerging architects can continue to learn and teach as a way to lead the profession. Attendees will learn about opportunities to engage with the community and the role they can play in education.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: WDG Architecture, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
HOW: Individual Sessions: $10 // Full Series (Five Sessions): $40. Registration required via AIA|DC. Participants who attend the full series will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes!

WHO: Eric Jenkins is a licensed architect, professor and director of the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning’s Urban Practice concentration and is a former Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. His research and writing has focused on design epistemology. He is the author of two books: To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans (Routledge, 2008) and Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing (Birkhauser, 2013). He has lectured and directed workshops at national universities including Clemson, Miami University, and the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of several teaching and design awards including 2014 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Creative Expression. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Sign up for the series on aiadc.com/calendar

Mentoring Workshop: Leading in the Public Interest, July 26

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For the Emerging Architects Committee’s fourth mentoring workshop, we will host a presentation by Lindsay Brugger, Resilient Communities Manager at the AIA and Co-Director of Open Architecture DC’s Resilience by Design Program, about leadership in Public Interest Design. The session will provide case studies, discuss area opportunities, and examine the most important aspect of public interest design: listening.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: SmithGroupJJR, 1700 New York Avenue, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006
Price: $10 for individual sessions. Registration required via AIA|DC.

EAC Announces 2016 Mentoring Workshop Series: “Leadership and the Emerging Architect”

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Looking for new ways to get involved in the architecture profession? Ready to step into a leadership role but need some guidance?

Join the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee for its 2016 Mentoring Workshop, a five-part series entitled “Leadership and the Emerging Architect.” This series is designed to bring together emerging professionals and mentors to discuss topics relating to new and aspiring architects. The sessions will take place at various D.C. architecture firms with tours at the conclusion of each workshop. New interns, architects, and mentors are always welcome!

PRICE: $40 for the full series (five sessions); $10 for individual sessions. Registration required. Participants who attend the full series will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes!

Session 1 — Stepping Up: Leadership in Professional Organizations
WHEN: January 26, 6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, #103, Washington, D.C. 20004
WHO:

REGISTER: via AIA|DC.

Session 2 — Taking Risks: Leadership through Reinvention
WHEN: March 29, 6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: HKS, 1250 I Street NW, #600, Washington, D.C. 20005
WHO: Shannon Kraus, FAIA, FACHA, MBA

Please check back regularly for updates to the remaining workshop sessions:

Session 3
WHEN: May 31, 6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: Page, 1615 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Session 4
WHEN: July 26, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Session 5
WHEN: September 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm

EAC Mentoring Workshop: Growing Your Community, Aug. 25

Have trouble working a room? Not sure how to break into a conversation? Join us at our August Mentoring Workshop where Emilie Aries, the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, returns to speak about Growing Your Community (aka Networking).

Emilie Aries is the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, a personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. Emilie’s helped hundreds of women across the country navigate career transition and prevent burnout, and was recently awarded a Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship award by the Women’s Information Network.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6-8pm
WHERE: The District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
PRICE: Free; registration required, via AIA|DC.

This past fall, Aries delivered a TED talk on the “Power of No” about drawing healthy boundaries and investing in sustainable long-term achievement. Aries also served as a keynote speaker at Brown University’s Women’s Mentorship Program Kickoff and presented on gender bias and its implications on hiring for Brandeis University’s Hiatt Career Center. She was also a featured speaker in this fall’s Women in Leadership program through the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law and at the 7th Annual Yale Women’s Leadership Conference this month.

Previously, Aries has served in politics as a digital strategist and grassroots organizer, with an array of online and offline campaign experience. She earned her B.A. in political science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Aries is based in Washington, D.C., and is a regular contributor writing on gender roles and workplace culture at RoleReboot.org, The Huffington Post, and the Levo League.


About AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee’s Mentoring Workshops
AIA|DC|EAC’s Mentoring Workshops bring together Emerging Professionals (architects-in-training and newly licensed) on a monthly basis to discuss topics relating to you, the practitioner. This year’s theme is “Professional and Business-minded Growth” in which we will focus on the individual, helping to gain skills such as networking, revamping your LinkedIn page, and other topics related to starting one’s own firm. Each month will cover a different topic within our theme, with plenty of time for Q+A after each session. New interns, architects, and mentors are always welcome!

Each session is held on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm at the District Architecture Center. Upcoming workshops include:

September 30 – Starting Your Own Firm: Finances + Liabilities

October 28 – Starting Your Own Firm: Marketing for Architects

To wrap up the series, there will be a networking event with our joint associations on December 8, 2015 – stay tuned!

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Sponsored by: SmithGroupJJR

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Mentoring Workshop: Working Together in BIM, July 14 – POSTPONED!

The July 14 mentoring workshop has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will post an update as soon as one is available. 

BIM is more than just ArchiCAD and Revit. Join AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee as we bring in Josh Bone, the East Region Sales Director for Graphisoft, as he covers the different classifications of BIM tools and the purpose for each of these tools. During this session, he will cover:

  • Preliminary Design
  • Authoring
  • Analysis
  • Shop Drawing & Fabrication
  • Construction Management
  • Model Review
  • Collaboration & Communication

Josh will then go into different the software programs that help users to accomplish different outputs. Finally, he will cover the legal implications and BIM deliverables that owners are requesting.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6.00—8.00pm   This mentoring workshop has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will post an update as soon as one is available. 
WHERE: NCARB, 1801 K Street NW, Suite 700K, Washington, DC 20006
PRICE: Free, registration required.

Register via AIA|DC.

Note: This is not a sales presentation from Graphisoft. Josh will cover all of the programs available to give you the best idea as to which program will meet your needs.

AIA|DC – EAC’s Mentoring Workshops bring together Emerging Professionals (early career designers and newly licensed architects) on a monthly basis to discuss topics relating to you, the practitioner. This year’s theme is “Professional and Business-minded Growth” in which we will focus on the individual, helping to gain skills such as networking, revamping your LinkedIn page, and other topics related to starting one’s own firm. Each month will cover a different topic within our theme, with plenty of time for Q+A after each session. New interns, architects, and mentors are always welcome!

Each session is held on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6—8pm at the District Architecture Center. Topics to be covered:

  • March 31 – Networking How-to’s
  • April 28 – LinkedIn & You
  • May 26 – Negotiation for Architects
  • June 30 – Lobbying for Architects
  • July 14 – Revit Tips from the Pros – POSTPONED – new date TDB
  • August 25 – Starting Your Firm, Part I: Intellectual Property
  • September 30 – Starting Your Firm, Part II: Finances + Liabilities
  • October 27 – Starting Your Firm, Part III: Marketing for Architects

To wrap up the series, there will be a networking event with our joint associations on December 8, 2015 – stay tuned!

Mentoring Workshop, June 30

Join the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee tonight at the District Architecture Center for a mentoring workshop on Advocating for Your Profession, led by Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 6-8pm

WHERE: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

HOW: Register with AIA|DC – it’s free!

Photos From Last Night’s LinkedIn Workshop

Did you miss last night’s AIA|DC EAC’s Mentoring Workshop at National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)‘s HQ? Sylvia Montgomery gave us all the tips to make our LinkedIn profiles stand out!

You can relive it vicariously through the images below. Hope to see you at the next Mentoring Workshop, coming up on May 26: Growing Your Community (Networking) and Negotiation.

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