Emerging Professionals Cocktail Hour

AIA Columbia was hoping to launch a mentorship dinner series based on AIA Charleston’s successful series but due to Covid19, that series has been postponed.  In the meantime, we will be holding a virtual cocktail mentorship hour.  The event is an informal discussion between a mentor and emerging professionals to answer their questions, seek guidance and learn through mentorship.  Our mentor host for the evening will be Marc Marchant, CEO and Principal of LS3P.  The general topic for the evening is “Navigating Uncertainty”. 

As CEO, Marc Marchant focuses on advancing LS3P’s vision and strategic initiatives, building relationships, and cultivating a culture of collaborative engagement. Marc joined LS3P in 1999 after earning a Master of Architecture from Clemson University with a Concentration in Healthcare Design. He quickly became adept at all components of project delivery, from programming and conceptual design through construction administration. Marc possesses a tremendously team-oriented attitude which is evident in his collegial and collaborative relationships with clients, colleagues, consultants, and the wider community.
During more than two decades with LS3P, Marc’s leadership skills have been instrumental to his roles as Studio Leader, Healthcare Practice Leader, and Office Leader, and he joined LS3P’s Board of Directors in 2014. Marc brings his significant expertise in process design and the complexities of healthcare environments to bear throughout his practice and his approach to business with a deep understanding of aesthetics, function, and building performance.

This event will be limited to the first 10 applicants on a first come first served basisEmerging Professionals include unlicensed professionals who are on the path towards licensure.  AIA Columbia Firms are welcomed and encouraged to forward this invitation to non-AIA EP’s in their office.  Participants will need a webcam and mic or camera enabled smartphone to participate.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm ET
Featured Speaker: Marc Marchant
This event is free but an RSVP is required.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aia-columbia-emerging-professional-mentorship-cocktail-hour-tickets-105539118344

AIA Columbia Event Postponements

As architects and designers, our first responsibility is to help ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the communities we work and live in.

With that in mind, and in light of current news and community updates, we are postponing the currently-scheduled AIA Columbia events, including the HOMES BY DESIGN tour (previously scheduled for March 29), and the March Membership Meeting @ Bull Street District (previously scheduled for March 25). 

Tickets and registrations for these events will be refunded in the next few days.

Once new dates are announced, you will be the first to hear!  A lot of work has gone into these events and the projects they showcase, and we can’t wait to share them with our membership and the Columbia community!

Best wishes and we’ll see you soon!