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Committees, Programs & Events

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Annual Bowling/Golf Event

This is our longest running and biggest fundraising event of the year. A This family friendly, network building, and just plain old fun event allows us to fund our annual scholarships, administrative fees, and additional programming. Due to Covid, this year we're going to hit the links and try our hands at some golf. Bring your office, bring your friends, and bring your family for a safe and exciting day of games, raffles, and laughs.

Contact: Jose Espejo.

Ask an Architect

Arquitectos is always looking for ways to help the communities that helped shape us. The Ask An Architect program is a single day of free 1-on-1 advisory sessions to provide our neighbors with valuable knowledge surrounding common code violations, permitting challenges, and best practices to help them maintain and grow their home's value. 

Contact: Rebeca Fernandez.

AXP/ARE Program

Arquitectos will be continuing its lecture series focused on providing aspiring students with introductory lessons for passing the (6) NCARB ARE 5.0 exams as well as advice from licensed Architects in navigating the Architectural Experience Program. Dates for this year's lectures will be posted shortly. Stay tuned.

Contact: Charmaine Gutierrez.


A series of panel discussions hosted by Arquitectos with a focus on helping members open their own firms. Join us as we discuss first hand experience of the challenges and rewards of how each of these Arquitectos learned to set their own priorities and become their own boss.  

Contact: Emilio Padilla.


Arquitectos is proud to be a partner with this Chicago based non profit that focuses on increasing Latina/x women leadership and licensure within the field of Architecture.

Contact: Ingedia Sanchez.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Committee

For Arquitectos' 2019 edition of the CAB, Chicago Zoning: Partner or Adversary, highlighted a common Chicago Story, the struggles and successes of dealing with the Chicago Zoning Code through the lens of those who are affected by it most, our neighborhoods. Arquitectos is now preparing for our 2021 edition of  CAB and we are excited to be a bridge for culture and change once again.

Contact: Emmanuel Garcia.

Firm Symposium Program

A mentor program that focuses on connecting Arquitectos member firms with Architecture students to better prepare students for the office environment. This week long program will allow students to experience Client meetings, Consultant meetings, Design meetings,  and 1-on-1 Leadership Lunches. Students, please stay tuned for upcoming application dates. 

Contact: Emmanuel Garcia.

Marketing and Rebranding Committee

This includes Committee oversees everything from our website, email updates, letterhead and logo. It takes a team of people to be able to get these updates out in a timely manner and look great while we do it. In addition, we are in the middle of rebranding effort to better reflect the dynamics of our evolving organization and help us futureproof our identity. If you have any ideas or would like to offer your time or skills, please let us know.

Contact: Amparito Martinez.

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit community revitalization organization that Arquitectos partners with every year. We plan several months in advance for a hive of activity for one day, where a deserving family gets a helping hand from the Arquitectos team. Activities range from furniture salvaging, floor patching, painting, fixture replacement, etc. It's a great way to give back to the community, network with people from all parts of the building industry, and challenge ourselves to see how much change we can make in just one day's time.

Contact: James Ortega.

Scholarship Committee

Every year we hand out a series of scholarships to some of the most talented and deserving students we know. We are honored to be able to offer these small tokens of best wishes to our future colleagues. Distribution, review, and selection of eligible recipients takes place every year and we're always looking for ways to improve our process. Please let us know if you're interested in contributing

Contact: Elizabeth Fragoso.

Student Outreach

Arquitectos makes it a priority to connect with students at every level of interest in Architecture, whether they're just curious or seasoned studio seniors. We will often host portfolio reviews, firm tours, and casual meetups to help bring up the next generation of Architects. We're always looking for volunteers for events or new student chapters to help guide. Please let us know if you're interested in participating. 

Contact: Charmaine Gutierrez.

TRIO SSS and NEIU Program

TRIO’s mission is to help motivated students earn a college degree. TRIO SSS employs early intervention and communication with students and outreach to faculty  to provide needed academic supports,  educational access and retention. In partnership with TRIO SSS and NEIU, Arquitectos has developed a class curriculum and are helping shape the next generation of Architect students through an Arquitectos-led design studio.

Contact: Samra Qasim.

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