by: AIA New York
As architecture students graduate this month in the midst of an unprecedented global health pandemic and financial crisis, AIA National launched the #ArchGrad20 campaign to both celebrate the accomplishments of graduates and offer practicing architects the chance to share their own tips, guidance, and positive stories on Twitter. Here are a few of our favorite posts so far—head to to Twitter to share your own story and see more!
Architecture ’20 Grads, you’ve got this
1. HAVE PROFOUND IMPACT
2. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK TO STUPID QUESTIONS
3. SUSPEND DISBELIEF
4. FIND YOUR CHAMPIONS, BE A CHAMPION
5. FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN, BUT DON’T QUIT. YOU CAN FAIL IN THE MOMENT + NOT BE A FAILURE FOR LIFE. #ArchGrad20 pic.twitter.com/yS3X9k3c8L
— Rosa Sheng, FAIA (@RosaSheng) May 19, 2020
Me: “I’m an architect.”@SirKenRobinson: “That’s it?” (with humor)
In my message to graduating #architecture students, you are much more than your degree and your current circumstances. “You have the power to change the world.” Congratulations #ArchGrad20! @AIANational @BSAAIA pic.twitter.com/daCIET0jGy
— Emily Grandstaff-Rice (@egrfaia) May 19, 2020
I’m happy to take part in the @AIANational #ArchGrad20 campaign to say congrats to this year’s graduates from #architecture schools. It’s a rocky time in the world but we need creative thinkers now more than ever! #whatanarchitectdoes #perkinswill @CUArch @AIA_COTE pic.twitter.com/KvgyzGtQhI
— Jon Penndorf (@SnarkitectDC) May 20, 2020
#ArchGrad20: We need YOU! Architecture has a vital role to play in the issue of our time–climate change. Map your career for impact. Plug in to @AIANational and @AIA_COTE. CONGRATULATIONS on this milestone. & check out #TopTen student winners https://t.co/ktlHNtsqpq pic.twitter.com/NWsKWnyF3Q
— Kira Gould (@KiraGould) May 21, 2020
2020 Arch grads – I’m really proud of you. Life is weird, but you’re resilient.
Hostess, admin, designer, biz owner = jobs I took before landing in architecture. Stay strong, find a mentor, and go for it. I’m eager to work with you. Good luck!#ArchGrad20 @aiayaf @AIANational pic.twitter.com/GdLngIxI3G
— Lora Teagarden (@L2DesignLLC) May 22, 2020
Congratulations to the Architecture grads of 2020! I am happy to take part in the @AIANational #ArchGrad20 campaign to say CONGRATS and to share a few words of advice for how to navigate this time of uncertainty. pic.twitter.com/rdwc99ZCdj
— Kara Eberle (@Kara_Eberle) May 22, 2020
Congratulations to architecture grads of 2020! You’ve shown your resiliency, now use that energy to make our communities healthier and more livable.
— anthony.vanky (@avanky) May 25, 2020