Emerging Professionals Present: Speed Mentor Match Event

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The successful mentor match event is back!

This event is an evening devoted to helping emerging professionals and students find professional mentors and tap the amazing brain-trust this region has in this industry.

Modeled after “speed dating”, this event involves tables of “Seasoned”, “Mid-level” and “Emerging Professionals” getting to know each other at a basic level and at a quick pace. Participants rotate around the room and meet everyone personally.

The requirements are not rigid and the intent is that at the end of the event each “Emerging Professional”, and maybe some “Mid-Levels”, will connect with a “Seasoned” professional that can help mentor them through the year. There is no minimum time commitment for a mentor to provide throughout the year and there are no set talking points. The goal is simply to facilitate connections. Click here for a flyer with full details. Please print it up and hand it out at your office, or forward to anyone you think might be interested.

The event is FREE to members and $15 for non-members.

When: Wednesday, February 26th 5pm – 7pm at the AIACV office.

Register at: http://speedmentor2014.bpt.me

AIACV Emerging Professionals “BEST FIRM TOURS EVER!”

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Join our Emerging Professional group as we tour four local architecture firms. This fun filled event will give you the opportunity to meet local professionals in a social setting and see how four different firms operate.

GET ON THE BUS AT AIACV
4:15 sharp!

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT
4:30 – 5:15

MONIZ ARCHITECTURE / PAGE & TURNBULL
5:30 – 6:15

APPLIED ARCHITECTURE
6:30 – 7:15

VRILAKAS ARCHITECTS

BACK TO AIACV BY 8PM.*

Food and drinks will be provided on the bus.  You must be 21 and over. Bus leaves AIACV at 4:15pm and returns at 8pm*.

This tour is limited to the first 55 passengers so don’t miss out!

To register visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/385695

click here for the flyer

This event is sponsored by Brown Construction, Inc. and the Sacramento Region Builders Exchange

*all location stop times are approximate

If you have questions please contact the AIACV office at 916-444-3658

Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Plan Multiple Events—First Up, Speed Mentoring!

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By Mike Novak, AIA

I would like to introduce myself as your AIACV Emerging Professional Director for 2013.  This year will be very exciting for all membership and will be focused heavily on providing support, value and fun to Associates and Emerging Professional throughout the Chapter region.  A group of dedicated emerging professionals met last week to build the calendar of events for 2013 and it’s both ambitious and enticing.  This is the year of the Emerging Professional at AIACV and we hope it will be a great success! The group is putting together events and coordinating everything to provide a progressive and valuable year for EP’s in our region, but they are dependent on additional volunteers and participation.

We are starting the year off with a new and exciting opportunity for the region’s young and “seasoned” talent.  The Speed Mentor Match Event is an evening devoted to helping emerging professionals and students find professional mentors and tap the amazing brain-trust this region has in this industry.  Modeled after “speed dating”, this event involves tables of “Seasoned”, “Mid-level” and “Emerging Professionals” getting to know each other at a basic level and at a quick pace. Participants rotate around the room and meet everyone there, personally.  The requirements are not rigid and the intent is that at the end of the event each “Emerging Professional”, and maybe some “Mid-Levels”, will connect with a “Seasoned” professional that can help mentor them through the year.  There is no minimum time commitment for a mentor to provide throughout the year and there are no set talking points.  The goal is simply to mentor a new generation of architects and designers and AIACV is hosting this event to jump-start that effort this year. Click here for a flyer with full details. Please print it up and hand it out at your office, or forward to anyone you think might be interested. To register go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/332440 (mentors please also register).

Just as AIA National is exploring “Repositioning,” our region must also take care in supporting our Emerging Professionals and help define what the future of architecture and design looks and feels like for our region. We can’t do it by being rigid in our expectations, so it is up to you to decide whether you want to mentor the next generation, or whether you could benefit from having a mentor’s guidance this year.

As a step toward providing added value for membership, this event is free to members and students. Non-members may participate for a fee.  It is important to remember that success at all levels is dependent on participation and those successes benefit the entire region. I hope to see the AIACV gallery bustling with activity on March 6 at 5:30pm for our first annual Speed Mentor Match Event.

If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them. Please contact me at mike.novak@lionakis.com

See you there!

Call For Participation: Emerging Professionals Planning Session

The AIA Central Valley Chapter is reaching out to Emerging Professionals (architects licensed 10 years or less), Associates and Students to participate in an Emerging Professionals Collaborative Brainstorming Session. Non-members are welcome.
We are seeking your input and ideas for programming, activities and educational support. What is relevant to you? Let us know!
The session is scheduled for lunch-time, Wednesday, January 23rd from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch, drinks provided. Please RVSP to info@aiacv.org if you are able to attend.Questions? Please contact Mike Novak, AIA Emerging Professional  Director: Mike.Novak@lionakis.com; or Chris Brown, Assoc. AIA at cbrown@dlrgroup.com

10 Ways Architects Can Support the Next Generation

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The path from architecture school to architect is about more than ARE tests, IDP hours, and bathroom tile pattern design. The newly minted architects that are best prepared to contribute to firm practice have (of course) done all this stuff, but they’ve also been eased into firm culture, mentored, and encouraged to use their design talents to give back.

Click here to launch an info-graphic with 10 ways you can support the next generation!

Emerging Professionals- Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Field

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Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group (ULI YLG) invites you to their first installment of their Professional Development Series.

Hear from a panel of experienced speakers that have established themselves as experts in their fields.  With help from our panel of experts, you will have a hands-on opportunity to begin developing your own plan and ideas for establishing yourself.

Panelists:

James Ray, Principal & President, MacKay & Somps

Richard Rich, Managing Partner, Mosaic Development Partners

John Taylor, Managing Partner, Taylor and Wiley 

 

Tuesday, January 17

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Drexel University

 

One Capitol Mall, 2nd Floor

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Thursday 9/22: Architecture Pathways Panel Discussion

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AIA Central Valley Emerging Professionals invite you to attend an evening panel discussion highlighting the unique and varied pathways in the architectural profession.

Click here for an event flyer.

Panelists will discuss what inspired them to enter the profession and what their experiences have been thus far. They will share images of their “first” or most memorable project as well as bits of wisdom they have gathered on the path.

Panelists include:

DON COMSTOCK, FAIA  – AIA Central Valley Chapter Trustee, Former Principal, Comstock Johnson Architects
JOHN ELLIS, AIA  – Professor of Architecture, Cosumnes River College
JACK PADDON, AIA-  – Principal, Williams + Paddon
THERESA PAIGE, AIA -  – President, LPAS, Inc.
RON VRILIKAS, AIA – Principal, Vrilikas Architects

Date:           Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time:           5:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. (refreshments 5:30-5:45)
Place:          AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento
Cost:           $10 (Note: students with ID are Free, but must call 916-444-3658 to RSVP before the event).
Register:    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198698

Reminder: Revitalization of the River District

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The River District is comprised of approximately 1,050 acres located within Sacramento’s Central City.  This vibrant and eclectic area provides a variety of development opportunities including residential, office, neighborhood retail, service commercial, hotels and restaurants.

Join local emerging professionals and young leaders groups for a panel discussion and walking tours, featuring the planners, designers and builders of the landmark projects in the district.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 5:00pm-8:00pm

$10 AIA/ULI/APA/ASLA, $20 non-members.  Register online by April 18th.  Click here for a poster.