Events

Membership Meeting | Modern Mentorship

When: 9/22/2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 
Triple C Barrel Room
2832 Griffith Street

September Membership Meeting: Modern Mentorship

This membership meeting will focus on Mentorship within the profession. We are happy to bring in Je'Nen Chastain who is the founder of Apostrophe Consulting, a practice focused on helping architects and next-gen leaders strengthen their teams and businesses. We will start with a presentation by Je'Nen and follow up with a panel discussion including participants at various stages in their career. During the event there will be an opportunity to sign up to participate in the AIA Mentorship Exchange Program for the coming year.

Keynote Speaker:
Je'Nen Chastain, MBA, Assoc. AIA
Je'Nen is the founder of Apostrophe Consulting, a purpose-driven, woman-owned management consulting practice dedicated to helping architects transform their companies. With expertise in talent development, change management, and business strategy, Je'Nen helps her clients navigate growth in a changing world. In addition to consulting with firm leaders on operations challenges, she designs custom, in-house training solutions that support architects with leadership development, mentorship, and communication. Together, she helps her clients win more work, build a culture of leadership and trust, and create a pipeline for emerging leaders to grow.
Je'Nen also co-hosts the podcast Practice Disrupted, a show that explores the evolution of architectural practice through conversations with industry disruptors and thought leaders. Common themes include business strategy, operations, technology, cultural shifts, entrepreneurship, and professional development.
Je'Nen earned both her MBA and BArch, and has trained in architecture. She has received several awards for her leadership in the profession, including the 2017 AIA Associates Award.



Panelists:
John Komisin
John Komisin is an architect, artist, podcaster, and a longtime mentor.  He recently retired after a 45-year career, the last 35 years of those with Little.  While there, he developed a leadership development program which he led for many years to introduce younger staff members to areas of the profession that would be important to master as they grew their careers.  Between sessions at his easel these days, he continues to mentor students and young professionals.
Carol Bacon, AIA
Carol Bacon, AIA is a principal with ADW Architects with 15 years of professional experience. She specializes in educational architecture and serves as the Director of Professional Development for ADW. Carol has a true passion for education and mentorship. She has focused on supporting architectural education through published research with ACSA, working with AIAS, working on accreditation teams with NAAB, being a liaison to the Integrated Path to Licensure (IPAL program), an advisor to the CPCC Arch Tech program, a thesis project advisor, and a regular design review jury critic. Carol is also an adjunct professor at UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture and has taught a variety of studio, seminar, and elective courses since 2014. She has been involved in AIA initiatives and committees at all levels and is currently serving as the AIA Charlotte Secretary as a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee.
Nicole R. Stanisic
Nicole is a full time faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College where she teaches courses related to Architectural Design and Technology.  In addition to her classes, Nicole advises students through their course scheduling and job pursuits, and is a faculty advisor for AIAS.  Prior to teaching full time Nicole worked at a variety of firm types and sizes and is currently freelancing as an Architectural Designer and consultant.
Sydney Garceau, AIAS
Sydney Garceau is enrolled in the Integrated Path to Licensure program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, working as an Architectural Student Intern within Program Delivery at Progressive AE. She is currently a fourth year architecture student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a minor in Urban Studies, is enrolled in the Arts and Architecture Honors Program at UNC Charlotte. She served as the AIAS UNC Charlotte Chapter President from 2021-2022, and now acts as a mentor to the current chapter.
 

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Anna Anklin Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Carol Bacon ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Loren Bartlett Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Kelvin Benfield BHDP AIA Charlotte Member
Todd Berg Morris-Berg Arcthitects, Inc. AIA Charlotte Member
Briaunna Boyd Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Stephen Boyd ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Casey Brewer IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS AIA Charlotte Member
Nicole Brown Redline Design Group AIA Charlotte Member
Scott Campagna McVeigh & Mangum Engineering now IMEG AIA Charlotte Member
Venus Carbuccia Perkins Eastman Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Brie Carlson FMK Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Keith Carlyon ADW AIA Charlotte Member
KELLY CASEY Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Marissa Date McVeigh & Mangum Engineering now IMEG AIA Charlotte Member
ANDRES DAZA GENSLER AIA Charlotte Member
Frank DeBolt Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Amy Dominov Perkins Eastman Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Patrick Dominov Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Kristen E Locke Architecture Unlimited, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Steve Engelhardt Scope Architectural Consulting, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Nancy Everhart Little Diversified Architectural Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Rebecca Fant Architecture Matters AIA Charlotte Member
Austin Farr YCH Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Rachel Forseen Neighboring Concepts Guest
Sydney Garceau Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Tony Gray Graydesign Architecture, PA. AIA Charlotte Member
Jim Graziano snapWerx LLC AIA Charlotte Member
Donald Green Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Sandra Grzemski Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Cady Guyton Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Alyssa Hamilton Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Russ Hansen Sherwin-Williams AIA Charlotte Member
Sean Harman Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Zachary Harper Morris Berg Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Matthew Hart Morris Berg Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Geoffrey Haskell Geoffrey Haskell, AIA AIA Charlotte Member
Kathryn Horne UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Bob Howell JLL AIA Charlotte Member
Bill Hughes YCH Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Joe Humphrey C Design AIA Charlotte Member
Nikkola James Pope Design Group AIA Charlotte Member
Allison Kieb Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Josh Kieb ADW Architects Guest
Bob Lauer ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Ginny Lee LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. AIA Charlotte Member
Michele Lewis RMF Engineering AIA Charlotte Member
David Little Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Kristen Locke Architecture Unlimited AIA Charlotte Member
Jim Lynch Little AIA Charlotte Member
Kent Main Retired AIA Charlotte Member
Marc Manack SILO AR+D / UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Patrick Mays DS AIA Charlotte Member
Liz McCormick UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Joe Meyer IA- interior architects AIA Charlotte Member
Catherine Monroe Housing Studio AIA Charlotte Member
Jeff Morgan Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement AIA Charlotte Member
kristin mulkey Bartlett Hartley and Mulkey Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Carl Nalls Housing Studio AIA Charlotte Member
Rushabh Patel LIQUID DESIGN AIA Charlotte Member
Megan Pennline Thorburn Associates AIA Charlotte Member
Alex Perry Watts Leaf AIA Charlotte Member
Stefan Pienkny Stefan Pienkny, AIA, Architect AIA Charlotte Member
William Rakatansky R&M Group-NC, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Michael Romot Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Ashlan Santarelli Gresham Smith AIA Charlotte Member
Katherine Scott Little AIA Charlotte Member
Carey Sikes BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Alexandria Supino HDR AIA Charlotte Member
Michael Supino Creech & Associates AIA Charlotte Member
Steven Sweat Mecklenburg County - AFM AIA Charlotte Member
Kevin Utsey Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Luke Volkmar Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Robert Ward ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Charley Watts Watts Leaf Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Kenneth Whelchel Kenneth E. Whelchel Architect AIA Charlotte Member
Paul Winter Neighboring Concepts AIA Charlotte Member
Lawrence Witkowski Apogee Consulting Group AIA Charlotte Member
Toby Witte Wittehaus AIA Charlotte Member
lance wolfson IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS AIA Charlotte Member