Architectural League Mentorship Program 2019-2020

The League Mentorship is organized by The Architectural League in partnership with CUNY architecture programs at City College and New York City College of Technology. The program is made possible by architect mentors who make a commitment to meet with a participating architecture student to share professional experiences and advice as well as to offer guidance as students prepare for a career in architecture. The program identifies students and practicing professionals with similar interests and brings them together in a student-mentor relationship.

Based on the information collected from students and professionals, mentor/mentee matches are made, in part, on the basis of shared interests. All mentors and mentees have much to offer their partners. After an initial introduction, the frequency and style of communication (email, phone call, or meet-up) is up to the individuals involved. It is required, however, that mentors and mentees meet face-to-face at least two times per semester during the academic year.

Over the course of the program there will be a few occasions at which participants meet as a group. During the academic year, at least one of the mentor firms will host a session open to all students participating in the program. The firm will present its work, give students the opportunity to meet partners and staff, and provide time for Q&A and informal discussion. At the beginning and end of the academic year, The Architectural League will organize a reception at its office for all participants in the program, including mentors and mentees.

For any questions about this program, please contact Professor Jacob Alspector (faculty advisor) or your academic advisor.