ACEL: Architects Coaching and Empowering Leaders

The AIA|DC ACEL (Architects Coaching and Empowering Leaders) Committee provides leadership training for architects in the middle of their careers. We encourage practicing architects to overcome career plateaus by offering content that expands traditional firm based training and encourages discussion on topics paving the way in the profession.

The vision of the committee is to accelerate opportunities for leadership and mentorship for architects in the middle of their careers.


The committee has three primary goals:

  • Create leadership training and mentorship opportunities
  • Curate the DAC Leadership Series
  • Host a yearly 360 Mentoring Program
Meetings & Events

Please see the AIA|DC calendar for the ACEL Committee's DAC Leadership Series, meetings, and other events.