Timarie is a designer in the arena practice at Populous in Kansas City. Together with talented colleagues from various backgrounds, she helps imagine and realize iconic places that draw people together like National Hockey League arenas and collegiate athletic venues. She has impacted the firms built work, submitted to design competitions, and contributed to staff education and firm culture since she has been with Populous.

In her first year at the firm, she was in the immersive design studio where she and three of her colleagues entered and won first place in the Young Professionals Innovation Competition sponsored by the Airport Consultants Council (ACC). The submission, CurbShare, was to rethink the arrivals process for airline passengers looking for a seamless and personalized ground transportation with minimal construction commitments for airport operators.

Timarie is active within the AIA and is a member of the 2018-2019 Class of AIA KC Pillars Leadership Training Program.  Additionally, she is involved in various capacities within AIA Kansas City, the Central States Region, and serves on the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) where she is an at-large director and leads the mentorship workgroup. Timarie graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a Master of Architecture and is a 2018 AIA Associates Award winner.


Thursday, Oct. 4                       
Session 3 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Mentorship:  Essential for the Culture of the Profession and How it Will Guide Us Into the Future
1 LU

For the first time ever, emerging professionals are mentoring their supervisor’s, mentorship programs are booming and the definition of a mentor is changing rapidly in our diverse industry.  From mentorship programs to reverse mentorship, let’s explore the way mentorship is shaping the culture of the profession and how it will continue to guide the future.  The prosperity of our industry is dependent on the sharing of knowledge up and down all levels of experience in practice.  Whether you believe mentorship to be an agreed upon engagement, or a casual conversation, there are mentorship opportunities for everyone, both as a mentee and mentor.  Join this session to learn the tools you will need to find your mentor and further advance your career.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe various types of mentorship available for professionals to best suit personal needs.
2. Become equipped with tools to locate a mentor or start a mentorship program.
3. Realize that anyone can serve as a mentor and that knowledge sharing is an essential aspect of supporting the profession.
4. Understand the importance of mentorship as it relates to the future needs of the profession.