AIA Colorado supports your career advancement through mentorship 

We’ve heard from our members that finding a good mentor is key to succeeding as an architect. That’s why we’ve developed numerous opportunities for our members to either find or become a mentor.



Our group mentorship program (previously known as 5x5x5) facilitates relationships and conversations that will help you advance in your career. Participants work as a group to identify relevant topics and rotate between several mentors, each with diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

One of the best parts of this series is that it is for members of all ages, at all stages of their careers.

Too often we think about mentorship as imparting wisdom on the younger generation. But the power of our group mentorship program is that any architect can be mentored or be a mentor.

By the end of the program, participants have grown their network, shared resources and ideas for addressing challenges and gained one or more mentors.


2018 - 2019 Program Schedule

  • September 12: Kickoff session & reception
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6: Final session & closing reception

2018 - 2019 Mentors

2018 - 2019 Group Coordinators

Coordinators serve as the primary point of contact between mentors and the groups of mentees. They’ll also attend each of the mentorship sessions to facilitate conversations.

Northern Colorado 

2018 -2019 application and information coming soon.

Colorado Springs 

2018 -2019 application and information coming soon.


Maybe you don’t have time to participate in our group mentorship program, but you’d still like to either find a mentor or serve as a mentor.

If so, complete either the Protege Form or the Mentor Form and return to Christopher Nims, FAIA at

The AIA Colorado Mentorship Committee will then make an appropriate assignment and contact both Mentor and Protégé to reach out and set up their first meeting. Meetings can be in person, phone or email as determined by the pair.