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Join us as the TORCH Mentorship program convenes a distinguished panel of Fellows and emerging practitioners to discuss the business side of design. This session will take 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.

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

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

Speaker profiles may be viewed and downloaded from this linked PDF.

This event is offered in person; proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (for attendees ages 5 and up) with photo ID for adults is required to attend in person. Food and beverages will be served. Face masks are required for visitors ages 2-5, and optional for those vaccinated. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
TORCH Mentorship Program; AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
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