AIA Colorado sent out a survey at the end of November to gauge interest in a modified version of AIA Colorado’s ARE ASAP program for 2017 that relies heavily on the Black Spectacles program and study materials; and, unfortunately, we did not garner enough interest in the Black Spectacles discounted chapter pricing (we needed at least ten commitments).
However, there is still the opportunity for us to launch this portion of the program later in the year. We will continue to gauge interest quarterly (we plan on checking again in April, July, and October), and may be able to take advantage of the discounted pricing at that time if we can reach a minimum of ten users. Please keep an eye out for more information.
In the meantime, we are here to help our members with the licensure process in any way we can. In the absence of a formal ARE ASAP program in 2017, we will be extending the use of our ASAP library (an expanded version of our member ARE library) for all members. This library includes study guides, question & answer books, flashcards, and other materials. Please take a look at the library and checkout procedures to find out more.
In addition to the library, members also have access to a series of recorded webinars (one for each section of the 4.0 test), and other online study materials. Our office is also available for self-organized and directed study groups.
Most local section libraries lend materials from the following publishers and authors:
- Brightwood Architecture Education (formerly Kaplan)
ARE study resources are also available for download. These study resources were assembled by volunteer ARE seminar instructors and are only available to AIA members. Please email your professor to access study resources for the following ARE sections:
Ballast Study Guides – 15% discount. Visit www.ppipartner.com/MU583. You will not need a code. The discount is valid for select individual titles, not packages, which are already discounted. Contact Professional Publications, Inc., with any issues at 800.426.1178.
Brightwood Architecture Education Study Materials– 20% discount for AIA members. Just login to the AIA Colorado Brightwood portal. This is also where you can access the Qbanks for each exam section.
What’s AXP? All of NCARB’s 54 U.S. jurisdictions require you to gain and document a certain amount of experience before becoming an architect. That’s where the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) comes in.
Through the AXP, you will learn about the daily realities of architectural practice, acquire comprehensive experience in basic practice areas, explore specialized areas of practice, develop professional judgment, and refine your career goals. The AXP is developed and administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). In most jurisdictions, completion of the AXP is a requirement for initial registration. The AXP identifies the tasks that are essential for competent practice. The program is structured to prepare you to practice architecture independently upon initial registration.
To get in touch with Katie, send an email to email@example.com. Understanding she is a volunteer with a full-time gig, we ask you to give her one week to get back to you.
AIA Colorado is proud to offer mentorship opportunities to ALL members in ALL regions at ALL levels of their career. Whether you are a student, an emerging professional, an established architect, or winding down your career – there is a mentorship for you!
AIA Colorado has an established network of licensed architects and emerging professionals who have volunteered to serve as mentors to students, interns, emerging professionals and practicing architects to share real world experiences and offer guidance in professional development. The Mentoring Network is coordinated by the statewide AIA Colorado Mentorship Committee.
The goal of the statewide Mentoring Network is to provide an additional vehicle for all entering, emerging and practicing professionals to seek guidance, network, and progress in their career. This is also an opportunity for mentors to help guide future architects and pass on valuable life lessons that protégés can use in their professional development.
- Create, foster and sustain a mutually supportive partnership based on the interests of the individuals and mentorship teams
- Facilitate the development of a meaningful, purposeful and achievable personal vision of the future in the profession of architecture
- Provide mentorship opportunity at all levels and scale in the profession
- Provide both formal and informal professional connection opportunities
- Encourage participation in the architectural community at large
- Provide value to members not available outside the AIA
Denver – 5x5x5
The 5x5x5 Group Mentorship Program consists of (1) mentor with a learning group of up to (10) protégés. Learning groups will rotate between mentors throughout the (5) group sessions – expanding the range of dialogue and partnerships between participants. This program was launched in the Fall of 2016.
- Mark Rodgers, AIA + Jane Loefgren, AIA – Campus Architects at DU
- John Everin, AIA – Anderson Mason Dale Architects
- Jim Bershof, FAIA – OZ Architecture
- Nan Anderson, FAIA – Anderson Hallas Architects
- Maggie Bolden – Palace Construction
Applications are being accepted for the 5x5x5 Group Mentorship program until Monday, August 7. Please fill out the 5x5x5 Application and pay the program fee – $35 for members (AIA and Assoc. AIA) and $25 for students (AIAS).
South – 3x3x3
This is the inaugural 3x3x3 Round Table Program for AIA Colorado South. The program is open to all AIA members at all stages of career path – student members to emerging professionals to seasoned practitioners. By participating you are entering into a partnership with fellow professionals who seek to engage in practical, encouraging, expansive dialogue regarding personal and professional development. We hope you’ll join us!
Applications are now being accepted for the 3x3x3 Round Table Group Mentorship program until Friday, May 26. Please fill out the 3x3x3 Application and pay the program fee – $25 for members (AIA and Assoc. AIA) and for students (AIAS).
North – 5x5x5
This is the inaugural 5x5x5 Round Table Program for AIA Colorado North. The program is open to all AIA members at all stages of career path – student members to emerging professionals to seasoned practitioners. By participating you are entering into a partnership with fellow professionals who seek to engage in practical, encouraging, expansive dialogue regarding personal and professional development. This program is about establishing connection on shared values and creating a space in which inter-generational partnerships can develop. We believe that dialogue and connections are critical to a collective raising of the bar for the architectural community at large.
- Katharine Leigh, Assoc. AIA, PhD – Professor, Colorado State University Design & Merchandising
- Julian Lineham – Studio NYL
- Scott Rodwin, AIA – Rodwin Architecture
- Randy Shortridge, AIA – [au] workshop
- William Welch – Wm. T. Welch Company
Applications are being accepted for the 5x5x5 North Group Mentorship program! Please fill out the 5x5x5 North Application and pay the program fee – $35 for members (AIA and Assoc. AIA) and $25 for students (AIAS).
Mentors and protégés set up their own program and schedules based on mutual interest and convenience. There are no rules, minimum requirements, reporting structure, time limits or promise of employment. Meetings can be in person, phone or email as determined by the team. Teams will be surveyed for suggestions for future programs and activities. AIA Mentorship Resources provides a toolkit of ideas to help facilitate the one-on-one interactions.
To enroll as either a mentor or protégé, complete the Mentor Form or Protégé Form, sign the included Code of Ethics Agreement, and send everything to Christopher Nims, FAIA at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
MENTORSHIP COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The AIA Mentorship Committee believes mentorship is valuable at all stages of career and life development. See the toggles below for additional mentorship opportunities. Interested in Leadership opportunities? Please check out the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program.
For further information or questions, please contact Hannah Zippin at AIA Colorado, email@example.com.