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  • 1.  Mentor

    Posted 06-01-2018 10:06

    I'm looking for a mentor / mentors. If anyone is willing to do so, it would be much appreciated.

    I've been licensed for about 2 years and have 5 years of experience. I'm interested in learning
    how to better detail and more of the business side of the profession.


    David Robertson AIA
    Marietta, GA
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  • 2.  RE: Mentor

    Posted 06-04-2018 17:39
    You might want to check out Entrepreneur Architect.  They have an active facebook group where architects share business strategies with each other.

    Edward Shannon AIA
    Des Moines IA

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  • 3.  RE: Mentor

    Posted 06-04-2018 18:06
    You should check out the NCARB Architect Licensing Advisors Community:

    You can find your closest Advisor from this list:

    Although the program is geared towards those seeking licensure, many of the advisors would be a good resource for career development. You could also ask your local AIA chapter if they have a mentoring program. I am in the Greater Boston area and the BSA (Boston Society of Architects) has programs for mentors and mentees to connect.

    Damon Sidel AIA
    Mix Design and Development LLC
    Somerville MA

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  • 4.  RE: Mentor

    Posted 06-05-2018 08:56

    Are you willing to move David?

    Because we are looking for new employees.



    Christina Schessler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


    McKinley Architecture and Engineering

    32 20th St, Ste 100 Wheeling WV 26003

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  • 5.  RE: Mentor

    Posted 06-06-2018 08:17
    Can't say that I am, but thanks for the offer!

    David Robertson AIA
    Marietta, GA

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  • 6.  RE: Mentor

    Posted 06-08-2018 10:27
    Your local CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) chapter would be another place to look for detailing advice, general QA/QC mentorship about putting a good set of construction documents together, and general advice about how building systems work together and the coordination between the various systems.  I wouldn't know immediately how active your local CSI chapter is, but usually the CSI membership is roughly split between spec-writers (most of who are also architects), architects that focus heavily on the technical side of architecture, and another half that are manufacturer product reps.

    Spec-writers usually have a ton of knowledge about detailing buildings, even if their work product is a spec book and not drawings.  Spec writers may have a reputation for being curmudgeonly, but I think that's completely inaccurate. As a bunch, they usually are extremely eager to teach, mentor, and pass on their knowledge to architects willing to soak in the info.

    Even the manufacturer product reps are also a good resource for how their specific product should be detailed, or what to detail for transitions and similar issues related to their products.

    Similarly, the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) might have a chapter that meets in your area.  Again, BEC is usually comprised of a very technically-oriented people - architects, waterproofing and building envelope consultants, and manufacturer technical reps that have products focused on the exterior envelope.

    Rosa Cheney AIA
    Rosa D Cheney AIA, PLLC
    Arlington VA

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