W8 UPDATE / 08 April 2013
mentor program for middle and high school students
by C Joseph Vigil IV, AIA founding partner | architect
I believe the best time to mentor someone who is considering pursuing a career in the field of architecture or interior design, is during their middle and high school years. To that end, W8 has developed a mentor program for students between the ages of 10 and 18. In our after school mentor program we outline for students the process required to become a licensed Architect or work in the field of planning and design. We can advise them on high school and college class choices and explain the professional internship requirements. We give students the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations of our small studio and invite them to participate in meetings and site visits.
I am also involved in a number of mentor programs for college students, including the AIA Colorado’s Dinner with an Architect and the AIAS Freedom By Design program. My partners and I also enjoy participating in studio class critiques at CU Boulder.
If you, or a student you know, is interested in finding out more about W8’s mentor program, please shoot me an email or give us a call at 303-442-3700.
Learn more about our mentor program on our web site.