Call for Applications

Overview: In 2013 the AIA|DC Chapter established a program to help train and develop the next generation of architectural leaders.  Demonstrating sustained success since its inception, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program looks to continue this trend by calling for applications to the 2017 class.

The year-long program consists of nine monthly half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of sixteen emerging professionals – defined as someone who has earned a degree in architecture and is within ten years of their first licensure.  Prospective participants will go through an application process for selection through which they must demonstrate proven career success, community involvement, and full support by their firm/agency.

Curriculum:  The CKLDP focuses on core professional skills, such as: entrepreneurship and firm management; teamwork and collaboration; negotiation skills; client development; community leadership; understanding industry trends, and; developing your future within the practice.  The selected scholars to CKLDP will plan and participate in each of the sessions.  The program is kicked off with a “Boot Camp” session to introduce the participants and develop the curriculum for the year.


  • There will be an “Applications 101” Workshop held on June 8th 2016 @ Hickok Cole Architects. The discussion will provide potential scholars with tips for developing successful applications.You can find more information hereRegister online via this link.
  • Applications for the Program are due by June 20th at 11:59 pm. 

For information on the submission requirements and to upload your application please visit this link.

The Fourth Year sessions will be held monthly from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, September 2016 through May 2017. You can find more information here.  Please contact Ricardo J. Rodríguez (Chair) & Aimee Woodall (Past-Chair) if you have any questions.


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