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WE34EM - The Middle

Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Abstract Text:

There are many resources and networking opportunities for both emerging and senior-level design professionals, however mid-career professionals are often underrepresented within the architectural community. At 8, 10, 12 years into their career, many architects find themselves reflecting upon their experience and reassessing their position. Are they being recognized for their growth potential or pigeon-holed in their efforts? Are they being adequately mentored, and is there a pathway toward the advancement they seek?

This time presents a unique set of challenges, leading to a diverse set of potential trajectories. It is a time when a significant number of women leave the architectural community, when both men and women transition into other fields. In the end, this group of professionals is often lacking resources and a structured network of peers at a time when their future is most malleable. Should they continue their growth as an architect? What are alternate career paths available? Can they grow within their current environment or must they venture out to define a different type of work experience?

This seminar will discuss a range of common issues, concerns, and opportunities for mid-career design professionals, seeking to find a forum through which they can advance their career.

Learning Objectives:

Determine a range of common issues, concerns, and opportunities for mid-career design professionals.

Provide a forum through which mid-career design professionals can discuss how to advance their career.

Review what is causing many mid-career design professionals to leave the field.

Aid in identifying if architects should grow within their current firms or define a different type of work experience.


Event Type: Emerging Professionals Pricing > Session


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