AIA Pennsylvania’s PALM (Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship) program brings quality mentoring to individuals in Pennsylvania that may not have had such an opportunity in the past. The purpose of the PALM program is to create a dialogue between registered architects, aspiring architects, and architecture students regarding advocacy, career experiences, goals, and thoughts on the past and future of the profession. This program is intended to engage members at all levels of professional development and encourage the mission of AIA Pennsylvania by preaching benefits of licensure for architectural grads and the importance of advocacy for all members.


NEW FOR 2021

The Emerging Professionals Committee will be piloting a state-wide virtual PALM program beginning in January 2021. This is a unique opportunity for architects, emerging professionals, and architectural students from all over Pennsylvania to connect with mentors in chapters other than their own.


Sign up using the link below. All registered members will be invited to a kick-off Zoom meeting in January to meet the other mentors and mentees from across Pennsylvania. Next, smaller groups will be formed which will include an experienced architect, newly licensed architect, designer on licensure path, and an architectural student. Each group is responsible for meeting at least three times averaging every 3-4 weeks, for at least one hour each time. These meetings will be scheduled independently among the group.
If you have additional questions about PALM please contact EPiC Staff Liaison Michelle McKenna at The deadline to register is January 8th, 2021.