Last night a half dozen of us from Lionakis (some as mentors and some as mentees), got together at the AIA office to participate in a program for Emerging Professionals. It was an opportunity for mentors, such as myself, not only to meet local architects, but get paired up with a mentor who can help guide you on your role to becoming an architect.

The format was informal and brief about every 7 minutes the mentees would switch one chair to the right, until you got to talk to all the architects. Food & drinks were provided by the AIA as well. Needless to say it was a great event, my first, to attend.

I would highly recommend to anyone interested in getting licensed to remember to look at the AIACV as a resource, they are not there just for architects.

I would like to personally thank Mike Novak, Steve Sugioka, & Nick Docous for taking time out of their busy schedule to talk to us. A special thanks to Chris Holt for emceeing the event, you did great job keeping the atmosphere friendly and inviting. I Would like to finish by recognizing what a great firm we have, we had the biggest numbers of participants there. This demonstrates to me and others how Lionakis cares about the profession and it’s employees.