A 10-week meet-up for architecturally-trained designers to share in-progress digital side projects. Supported by guest speakers and critic sessions.

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what you get


Share your work with others like you. Come away with actionable feedback and camaraderie!

Guest Speakers

Join industry professionals in exclusive fire-side talks — many of whom also come from architecture.


Lifetime access to CritRoom’s community network, on-going guest speaker video files, Slack channel, and more.


why we exist

Gathering architects who want to make more than buildings.

As architects, we are used to learning brand new skills fast. While there are plenty of free/cheap online materials for self-learning, what we need is the time to be each other’s sounding board. While there are many networking events, we need a venue that facilitates authentic bonding. To address these needs, we are bringing back the good ol’ pin-up sessions. This gives CritRoom its name and kept us going one cycle after another. Join us.

How it works


  • Fill out an application form
  • Virtual interview
  • Confirm participation
  • Register and pay

Join 12 weekly sessions

  • Week 1: Kick-off session
  • Week 2–3: Breakout rooms of 4 to discuss presentation prep
  • Week 5–12: One member presents, followed by discussions
  • Week 4 and 11: Speaker Sessions

Stay connected

  • Stay connected on Slack!
  • Continue to access exclusive resources
  • Apply and join again

Join cycle 5

Cycle 5 is not open for applications yet

Cycle 4 ended in April, 2021. We are still deciding on the dates of Cycle 5, but expect it to be around Summer. Put your email down to stay tuned!

Upcoming Events

Cycle 4 Final Presentations

April 11, 2021 (Sunday)
9:30am – 11:30am pST
USD $0

Curious to know what we do here at CritRoom? Join us in our last session to watch our Cycle 4 participants present their work— in 20 slides, and 20 secs of commentary per slide.

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