CLICK HERE for the 2021 Leadership Collective application.

UPDATE! The Leadership Collective has received the 2020 Mentorship Award from the Texas Society of Architects.

The AIA Austin Leadership Collective, first launched in 2018, is a year-long, intensive, skills-based leadership training program that seeks to equip emerging leaders in architecture and related professions with the tools to make meaningful progress on issues that matter to them. The Leadership Collective defines leadership not as a role, title, or position of authority, but as an ongoing practice of navigating change, mobilizing others, and experimenting to discover what moves the needle. Thus, the Leadership Collective is not restricted to those who currently consider themselves leaders, but is open to all who are interested in building on their personal strengths, working across differences, questioning the status quo, and contributing to the growth and progress of their firms, familes, cities, and community groups.


The mission of the Leadership Collective is to support visionary, diverse leadership for a more sustainable, equitable future in our profession. We aim to catalyze change by cultivating emerging professionals with the necessary support and guidance as the next generation of leaders to achieve successes in their professional careers, pioneer new endeavors, and grow community partnerships.


With generous support from: