2022 Season
The current season's events and panels are listed below. As events are fully developed, you may click on the individual titles to take you to the relevant calendar page for details and registration. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

TORCH Mentor and Mentee Happy Hour | June 29, 2022 

Join us at the Center for Architecture for a TORCH Mentorship cycle close-out for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Because we were unable to host in-person events during the pandemic, we would be thrilled to have everyone together! We encourage all mentors and mentees to come, invite you to share your experiences, meet your peers, and reconnect with your pairings!


TORCH Mentorship Program: The Business of Architecture | May 23, 2022

This panel convened a distinguished panel of Fellows and emerging practitioners to discuss the business side of design. This session took the form of a moderated conversation between members of the College of Fellows and notable young firms as they share lessons, insight, and personal stories on the challenges of starting their own practice, on why certain designers might be attracted to such a path, and on how effective entrepreneurship can be in helping you chart your professional course.

Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA, Senior Project Architect, Ronnette Riley Architect

John Cetra, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, CetraRuddy Architecture DPC
Jacob Esocoff, AIA, Principal, Ideas of Order
Laura Heim, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Laura Heim Architect, PLLC
Henry Ng, AIA, Principal, Ideas of Order
Can Vu Bui, Co-founder, Office of Things
Roberta Washington, FAIA, Firm Owner/Architect, Roberta Washington Architects


TORCH Mentorship Program: Forging Your Path | April 25, 2022

This explored motives and identified career opportunities in an increasing dynamic and elastic architecture profession. Speakers shared their personal stories, forming the basis for understanding a broad range of career options, from the prescriptive to the unprecedented.

Edgar Pantelejevas, AIA, Senior Associate, Major Architecture

Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA, Principal, Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners
Margaret M. Carney, FAIA, University Architect, Cornell University
Nicole Dosso, FAIA, Vice President for Design & Construction, Vornado Realty Trust
Lloyd Sigal, FAIA, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Kim Yao, FAIA, Principal, Architecture Research Office
Willy Zambrano, FAIA, Principal, Zambrano Architectural Design


TORCH Mentorship Program – 2022 Launch | March 21, 2022

Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee and members of the College of Fellows for an informational networking event as we kick off the 2022 TORCH Mentorship program.


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