EQxD Events

Monthly meetings are generally the last Thursday of the month. Come join the discussion and let us know your thoughts! Please post special event reminders as well.

Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

#EQxDV: Voices, Values, Vision Symposium 2018

Now is Our Time to Lead

We have come so far in our journey, yet we must go farther; our work is far from done. Working towards a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession is a marathon, not a sprint. Each of us has an integral role to play: sharing our stories, advocating for our values, and paving a new path forward to shape the future of architecture. Together we are stronger. Will you join us?

Registration is Now Open - August 22 - October 31st

Register as soon as possible as we historically sell out within 4-6 weeks after registration opens.

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Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

FR205 - Equity by Design: Architects as Catalysts for Community Engagement & Social Impact

FR205 - Equity by Design: Architects as Catalysts for Community Engagement & Social Impact [1.50 LUs/RIBA]

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Location: Javits Center, Room 1A07

How does architecture impact the social fabric of our communities, and how does equity influence outcomes? Hear from a panel of architect champions who are pushing the boundaries of social and cultural concern - Michael Ford, Katherine Darnstadt, Garrett Jacobs moderated by Rosa Sheng, FAIA . They'll discuss design as a problem-solving tool and explore how your work can affect the social structures of communities everywhere, creating measurable and practical effects on how people interact and experience community. By considering equitable access, you can reshape the way people experience public space and, by extension, public life. Join us for a revealing conversation about how you can be a catalyst for solving shared challenges, driving social change, and fostering engagement.

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#EQxDHack18 @ Syracuse University Fisher Center, NYC
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

#EQxDHack18 @ Syracuse University Fisher Center, NYC

SOLD OUT! (as of June 1st, 2018)

Thank you for your interest. Please check out our programming for the rest of the year!

Equity by Design is please to announce its 4th Hackathon will be held at Syracuse University's Fisher Center in New York City.

 Image courtesy of Lifeology 101

Image courtesy of Lifeology 101

Equity by Design Hackathon 4: ArchitectuREvolution

A’18 Theme
The New Urban Agenda serves as a multi-faceted platform for Architects to apply our best skills towards imagining and committing to a world that is truly inclusive, where equity is for everyone. The EQxD Hackathon embodies the defining characters of the Agenda - to reinvigorate, to ensure effectiveness, and to create resiliency. Urban development,
while different in scale as Practice development, engenders similar goals of wellness for present generations, openness to embrace diversity and evolving demographics, and a pledge towards sustainability for the future by taking bold steps, together, and today.

 

What the Hack?

As one of the most anticipated workshops in the past four years, the EQxD Hackathon is a unique experience that is essential to building our skills as designers. Based on the Silicon Valley phenomena and emergence of Design Thinking the workshop is hands on, action-oriented, inclusive and teaches the process framework. Groups of thought leaders, licensed architects, and emerging professionals will assemble in an incubator-like setting to learn and apply radical thinking towards transformational concepts for improving Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Architectural Practice and the Communities we serve. Teams will present their Hacks to industry experts and the winning concepts will be presented at the Happy Hour immediately following.

Read More on Last Year's Hackathon Experience in Orlando

Why the Hack?

Hackathons provide an energizing and alternative method to discover, unleash, and create through proximity, design thinking, and teamwork. It’s what happens when you incubate
passion with talent and suspend fear. It’s an experimental environment with a broad and diversely experienced group that's ripe for risk taking and leads to transformational results. Time is a fascinating influence in Hackathons. Perhaps an irony we are nostalgic about is that more time equates to better results. Discard that – we are not looking for perfection. We are looking for bold innovation in the here and now.

When the Hack? 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00-5:00pm for Hackathon Workshop and 5:30-7:30pm for Happy Hour Reception and Winners Announcement. 

Where the Hack?

Syracuse University School of Architecture has graciously provide in-kind sponsorship for the Hackathon and Happy Hour reception space at the Fisher Center. The entrance to the Fisher Center is located at 19 East 31st Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues

How the Hack?

Thanks for your interest, unfortunately the event is sold out and we can't accept any additional people due to space limitations. Please check out the other programs for EQxD at A'18 and in the Fall.

Who the Hack?

Meet the #EQxDHack18 Panelists + Jurors

Each one of our Panelists has a story to tell about an experience that took them to that place just outside of his or her comfort zone.  That’s why they are perfect to collaborate as Jurors for the Hackathon. They share a passion for working on “firsts” and not being afraid to find the path (or the support network) to move from idea to realization.  Our panelists will also serve as jurors who are diverse by design, thereby representing a collective and multivalent discussion informed by gender, cultural background, role in AEC industry, and years of experience.

Katherine Darnstadt, AIA - Architect, Entrepreneur, Activist and Founder of Latent Design

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Katherine Darnstadt is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture, urbanism, and interiors firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennale, Core 77 Design Awards, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner, and Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. She currently teaches at Northwestern University.

 

Danny Guillory - Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Autodesk

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As Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Autodesk, Daniel is working to integrate all dimensions of diversity and includsion into many parts of the organization, inclusing customer acquisition, recruitment, hiring, people development, advancement, investment, and acquisition. He also is interested in the application of people analytics and passionate about the integration of diversity into the development of Artificial Intelligence. Daniel studied at Stanford University, Universite de Paris, and Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany.

 

Emmanuel Oni - Active Design Fellow Design Trust for Public Space

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Emmanuel Oni is an architectural designer interested in using design as a catalyst for social change, and has experience in the arts as a painter and arts facilitator. He participated in international urbanism workshops in Venice, Hong Kong, and Lagos, and Parson’s Design Workshops. He received a Master’s in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a dual Bachelor’s in Biology & Psychology from the University of Houston.

 

Frances Choun - Equity Champion and Mentor, Former Leader in Construction

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Frances is an established and trusted leader formerly as Vice- President of McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Division. Her visionary leadership has propelled the company forward as one of the largest commercial contracting firms in California. Frances launched her career in Architecture, where she developed an interest in the construction side of the business. As an industry expert, Frances is regularly called upon by local, trade and national media to address new and projected trends, and is considered a pioneer in advancing women in the construction field. Frances was in the pioneering class of the Equity by Design's Hackathon at the AIA Convention in Atlanta. This year, her fervor for hacking continues and she will help us select a winner.

 

Lilian Asperin AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Session Organizer; Partner, WRNS Studio

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As Partner at WRNS Studio, Lilian helps to lead the design process and build teams that deliver aspirational outcomes. In her role as Pacific Council Chair for SCUP, she organizes immersive experiences where the most pressing topics within Higher Education are brought to bear. As a Director of the AIA SF Board and Co-Chair of the Equity by Design Committee, she is engaged in a national conversation focused on equitable practices within the Architecture profession.

 

Rosa Sheng FAIA, LEED AP BD+C - Event Organizer - Principal, SmithGroup JJR

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Rosa is an architect with over 23 years experience, who has been involved in a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. As founding chair of Equity by Design and President 2018 of AIA San Francisco, Sheng authored AIA National Resolution 15-1 in 2015, and served on the Equity in Architecture Commission in 2016. She has presented nationally and abroad including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Equity by Design has been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

 

Special Thanks to our #EQxDHack18 Sponsors

 

In Kind Sponsor for EQxD Hack Space :

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May
24
to Jul 6

#EQxDV: Voices Values Vision - Call for Thought Leaders

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AIA San Francisco Equity by Design (EQxD) Committee opens the Call for Thought Leaders for our Fifth Symposium #EQxDV - Voices, Values, Vision, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:30 – 5:00 pm at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

The #EQxDV Symposium is our most anticipated gathering of committed Champions and Change Agents from all over the United States and abroad to advance the movement for equitable practice and the future of architecture.

The framework for the #EQxDV Symposium program is defined by two anchors: presentation of the early findings of the 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey and active engagement in the form of panel discussions, break-out sessions, and networking opportunities. We are looking for Thought Leaders who are content experts, passionate advocates, and those willing to shape portions of the day’s program.  As with years prior, you will, together with our leadership group, be deeply involved in the design of the day’s experience.

 

#EQxDV Thought Leadership Themes

We are seeking your expertise and experiences in the following focused themes for the Symposium. 

Voices

To attract and retain the most diverse talent we must hear from those in practice and beyond. We need to listen to their challenges, concerns, and aspirations. With over 14,000 responses, the 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey is the largest and most comprehensive dataset of career perceptions and experiences in the industry. This unprecedented collection of professional voices is the testimony that allows us to build a deeper understanding of where we are and of the critical work needed to move forward. This year we commit to leveraging our platform to amplify all voices and create a safe space for everyone, regardless of position or identity, to speak up and be heard.

Values

Within a broad diversity of identities and experiences, we come together to find the common ground in our core values. This year we will explore how they guide us in choosing our collaborators, shaping our work culture, and cultivating our design leadership to make the most lasting impact within our communities. We will explore how we can “walk the talk” and communicate our worth as engaged citizens and as architects and leaders. Lastly, we uphold the values of equity, inclusion, dignity, and respect as an integrated approach in our design work that deeply resonates for individuals, practices, clients, and our communities.  

Vision

We continue to expand our focus and explore the future of a better world. As we begin to see equitable practice in action in practices of all sizes, we can build on that reality, exploring new types of services, new relationships, new symbiotic models for work culture and life. This year we will also look beyond our workplaces and envision how equity in practice can inform our design work, aiding us in creating equitable outcomes, inclusive experiences, and dignified spaces.

SUBMITTALS - DUE JULY 6, 2018

To be considered for #EQxDV 2018 Symposium, you must submit your application by July 6, 2018.  The AIASF EQxD Core Team will evaluate each submittal received and announce the final group of Thought Leaders by early August 2018.

Evaluation Criteria for each submission will include the following:

  • Alignment with EQxD Core Mission, #EQxDV Voices, Values, Vision Theme and Topics
  • Past experience, expertise in presenting/delivering highly engaging content 
  • Thought leadership/case study examples of emerging equitable practice models
  • Fit of proposed topic with other submissions
  • Presenters representing a broad range of professional experience 

FAQ's

Q1. How many people can be part of 1 submission? 

A1. We ask that submissions include a minimum of 1 or maximum of 3 people that will align with the presentation style. (ie.,  hands on workshop w/ 1 or 2  or engaging discussion panels w/ 3 people).

Q2. What is the duration of the proposed presentation?

A2. All break out presentation sessions will be 50 to 60 minutes in duration, as such we ask that proposed sessions be delivered within this duration.

Q3. I am not a Thought Leader, but would like to participate and support the Symposium, how can I help?

A3. You don't have to be a Thought Leader to get involved for #EQxDV . Please contact us to volunteer in a variety of ways - sponsorship champion, leading dine-about groups, firm tours for out of town guests, setup, break down, social media champion, etc. There are many ways to get involved in a meaningful way.

 

MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions, please contact Julia Mandell, EQxD Symposium Chair, by sending an email to julia.v.mandell@gmail.com

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

EQxD Workshop: The Power of our Stories to Create Change

In the wake of #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #TimesUp, and  #NeverAgain, we see the power of shared collective experience to foster activism and create a movement for change. In this workshop we’ll consider the art of storytelling, both from a nuts-and-bolts structural perspective and in terms of its importance as a catalyst for change. Our stories differentiate us and can impact others. Storytelling is a skill onto itself, and memorable stories underlie activism and inspire action. In the context of career dynamics and pinch points identified in the 2016 EQxD survey findings, we will use the workshop framework to craft and share our stories.

Storytellers

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Patricia Alarcón, AIA | Associate Principal, Ratcliff

Patricia is an architect with over 23 years of experience and is a leader of Ratcliff's academic practice. For the past decade, she has focused on public higher education work, on a variety of project types including teaching labs, classrooms, libraries, and learning centers. Mom to Lucia (13) and Marco (10), Patricia is dedicated to creating academic environments that positively engage students and teachers and inspire curiosity and learning. She has taught at CCA and has served on the Board of Directors of the Architectural Foundation. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Park Day School in Oakland.

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Nancy Malone, AIA, LEED Fellow | Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects

Nancy has dedicated her 28-year career to designing beautiful, regionally appropriate, high-performance buildings. She has focused much of the last 15-years on outdoor education camps, interpretive centers and education facilities. Nancy has taught Design at the University of California, Davis and in the School of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. She has served on several Technical Advisory Groups creating or advising on green building standards, including the LEED-NC MRTAG, the LEED-H MRTASC, and the GreenPoint Rated system. Nancy is an Oakland native with a passion for maintaining the character and creative vitality of the Bay Area and ensuring that her teenage daughter lives in the ‘actual’ world.  

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Beth Nelson, AIA, LEED AP | Senior Project Manager, Ratcliff

Beth is a registered architect with over 17 years of experience in a wide array of project types. She has a particular interest in projects that give back to the community.  An avid traveler, Beth recently completed her goal of visiting all 50 states. In late 2014, she relocated to California from the East Coast to be closer to family. She studied at Princeton University and the University of Virginia.

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Jessica Jobe Sea | Architect, Noll & Tam Architects

Jessica is a licensed architect with over six years of experience. She has worked on a range of projects: from research labs to hospitals, libraries to office renovations. Jessica has a passion for sustainable design and community-based design. She likes to get the perspective of people outside of architecture – they challenge her to look at things in a different way, and she finds that incorporating these perspectives helps her understand how to move the industry forward.

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Mulheres Na Arquitectura - Arquitectas Modo(s) de (R) Existir
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mulheres Na Arquitectura - Arquitectas Modo(s) de (R) Existir

Rosa Sheng, AIA LEED AP BD+C, a Principal at SmithGroupJJR and AIASF President for 2018 will be closing speaker for Portugal's Women in Architecture Lecture Series 2017 - 2018  "Arquitectas: Modo(s) de (R) Existir - Women: Architecture: REvolution in Lisbon, Portugal Teatro Sao Luiz on March 28, 2018. 

In the context of the national conversation of women's advancement,  Rosa will discuss the action and initiatives of Equity by Design in 2018. She will also share  "Why Equity Matters for Everyone: A new value proposition for Design", with key anecdotes and survey findings from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey that will frame the discussion on how Architecture and professional practice can remain relevant, provide meaningful engagement and better design outcomes for the communities we serve.

 http://www.teatrosaoluiz.pt/catalogo/detalhes_produto.php?id=768

http://www.teatrosaoluiz.pt/catalogo/detalhes_produto.php?id=768

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EQxD goes to AIA Honolulu
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

EQxD goes to AIA Honolulu

  • AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aloha AIA Honolulu! 

Rosa Sheng, AIASF President and Founder of Equity by Design and Frances Choun, past AIASF Board Officer, former VP of McCarthy Building Companies and Equity by Design Champion will be speaking about the results from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey, as well as information about the 2018 survey.

This will frame the discussion on how Architecture and professional practice can remain relevant, provide meaningful engagement and better design outcomes for the communities we serve.

Frances Choun will be the moderator for the discussion/Q&A

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Equity in Architecture Survey 2018 - Save the Date!
Feb
12
to Mar 16

Equity in Architecture Survey 2018 - Save the Date!

In marking the five year anniversary celebrating the group’s work, Equity by Design will conduct our third national survey. Building upon lessons learned in 2014 and 2016, the survey will raise the goal to reach respondents from architectural graduates and professionals across the nation. The survey will be designed by the Equity by Design/ACSA Research Team in collaboration with a national group of volunteers in the industry to develop survey goals. The group will be capturing career experiences of architectural school graduates from accredited programs (regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, license status or practice status.)

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Equity by Design Lecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Equity by Design Lecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Kicking off 2018 with a lecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design on Thursday, January 25th at 6:30pm.

Rosa Sheng, AIA LEED AP BD+C, a Principal at SmithGroupJJR and AIASF President for 2018 will share her thoughts on "Why Equity Matters for Everyone: A new value proposition for Design", with key anecdotes and survey findings from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey that will frame the discussion on how Architecture and professional practice can remain relevant, provide meaningful engagement and better design outcomes for the communities we serve.

 http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/practice-beginning/

http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/practice-beginning/

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Equity by Design Lecture at Roger Williams University
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Equity by Design Lecture at Roger Williams University

Kicking off 2018 with our first lecture at Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.

Rosa Sheng, AIA LEED APBD+C, a Principal at SmithGroupJJR and AIASF President for 2018 will share her thoughts on "Why Equity Matters for Everyone: A new value proposition for Design", with key anecdotes and survey findings from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey that will frame the discussion on how Architecture and professional practice can remain relevant, provide meaningful engagement and better design outcomes for the communities we serve.

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Jan
18
12:30 PM12:30

Equity by Design January '18 Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our first EQxD meeting in Oakland!  Thursday, January 18 @ HKIT Architects, 538 9th St #240, Oakland, CA 94607. Please RSVP. HERE.

We’ll be giving an overview of our 2018 EQiA Survey and EQxD Symposium and discussing ideas and planning for the Symposium. Come share your ideas and let us know how you would like to be involved with EQxD in 2018.

AGENDA: 2018 Initiatives and EQxD Symposium Brainstorm

Meet & Greet and Introductions of Attendees                                       12:30-12:45 pm

2018 Equity by Design Initiatives: Overview                                                                                                                   12:45 -1:15 pm

  • Equity in Architecture Survey
  • 2018 Survey: Overview and Update
  •  Equity by Design Symposium  - Saturday November 3 at SFAI                                               
  • Project Origins and Past Symposia
  • 2018 Equity by Design Symposium
  • Overview and Timeline
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • EQxD 2016 Video 

 

Discussion:  Symposium Brainstorm                                                        1:15 -1:50 pm                                                                                

  • EQxD Symposium - New Ideas, Lessons Learned
  • Lessons Learned from 2014-2017 - What worked? What didn't?
  • Overall Structure of the Day
    • Panel Discussions
    • Break-outs
    • Friday Night Program - Venue and Use of the Space
    • Planning and Process
  • New Ideas and Goals for 2018
  • What would you like to see included this time around?
  • What kind of new experiences should we consider?
  • Planning Elements
  • Content Development
  • Publicity and Social Media
  • Venue/Site Elements


Feedback and Last Thoughts                                                                      1:50 - 2:00 pm

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Dec
7
12:30 PM12:30

December Monthly Meeting - THURSDAY 12/7 at WRNS Studio

AGENDA - PLEASE RSVP by Tuesday Dec 5th at 12noon

Festive holiday lunch generously hosted by WRNS Studio, please bring dessert or beverage to share!

Meet & Greet and Introductions of Attendees 12:30-12:45 pm

THANK YOU TO SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS AND LEADERS!

Equity by Design Symposium: Project Overview 12:45-1:05 pm
* Past Symposia
* 2018 Equity by Design Symposium
* Project Overview
* Work Plan and Timeline
* Volunteer Opportunities

2018 Equity in Architecture Survey: Process Update 1:05-1:15 pm

Discussion: Lessons Learned, New Ideas 1:15-1:50 pm
* Lessons Learned from 2014-2017 - What worked? What didn't?
*VIDEO
*Overall Structure of the Day
*Panel Discussions
*Break-outs
*Friday Night Program
*Venue and Use of the Space
*Planning and Process
* New Ideas and Goals for 2018
* What would you like to see included this time around?
* What kind of new experiences should we consider?
* Planning Elements
* Content Development
* Publicity and Social Media
* Venue/Site Elements
* Save the Date! November 3, 2018 at SFAI

Feedback and Last Thoughts 1:50 - 2:00 pm

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Nov
16
12:30 PM12:30

EQxD November Monthly Meeting - POSTPONED to DECEMBER 14

UPDATE -THE EQxD SYMPOSIUM PLANNING MEETING IS POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 14 due to low RSVP.

APOLOGIES for those that planned to attend - Please be on the look out for the new RSVP for 12/14 shortly.

Any questions - please email Julia  at  julia.v.mandell@gmail.com

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RECENT NEWS

Publications:

  • * “How AIA is Helping to Build a More Diverse Profession” (Steve Cimino)
  • * “AIA Women’s Leadership Summit Promotes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” (Deane Madsen)
  • * How to Advance in Architecture and More from the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit (Wanda Lau)
  • * “EQxD Metrics: Work-Life Integration” (Annelise Pitts)

Speaking:

  • * Beverly Willis Industry Leaders Roundtable (Chicago, IL) - Saskia Denis-van Dijl OCT 23-24
  • * Cal Poly Advisory Council: Equity by Design (San Luis Obispo, CA) - Lilian Asperin NOV 3
  • * Women in Design + Construction: Building Together (Scottsdale, AZ) - Rosa Sheng NOV 15-17
  • * Women and the Profession (California College of Arts, CA) - Lilian Asperin NOV 17

ON THE HORIZON
* EQxD Monthly Meeting @ AIA SF: 2017 Thank You Lunch DEC 14, 12:30-2pm

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

EQxD October Monthly Meeting: EQiA Survey 2018 Planning

Please save the date for October 19, 2017 at AIASF where we will discuss our 2018 EQxD Program Initiatives w/ a deep dive focus on the Equity in Architecture Survey 2018.

We are looking for volunteers of all levels to help w/ the EQiA Survey 2018. Please join us to find out more on how you can help us advance our research initiatives.

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EQxD "U" Workshop #3  Charting Your Career Path: Creating a Roadmap for Success
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

EQxD "U" Workshop #3 Charting Your Career Path: Creating a Roadmap for Success

From navigating day to day work/life challenges to mapping strategic career goals, charting your professional development, assessing periodically, and correcting your course can increase the likelihood for sustainable career satisfaction and success. During this quarter's workshop, you will gain insight from architect leaders who have used career mapping tools to navigate goals, options and challenges within their own career trajectory. You will learn and apply tools for strategic goal setting in your professional development as well as techniques/ideas for the immediate challenges of reconciling work/life conflicts which have more impact than you think. Working together, participants will map these macro and micro career mapping approaches highlighting connections between individual goals, prioritizing in both personal and professional contexts for realizing a rewarding and positive results.

Join us at AIASF on Thursday August 17th.

Registration is $25 for General Admission and $20 for AIA Members

Light Food & Beverages will be provided.

CEU's - 1.5 Credits

 

#EQxDChartYourPath Event Agenda

6pm - 6:15pm Registration and Networking

6:15 - 7pm Intro & Panel Discussion

7pm - 7:35pm Charting your Path Workshop

7:35pm - 7:45pm Report Back & Conclusions

7:45 - 8pm Networking and Clean-up

 

Meet the Career Mapping Mavens!

Jill Bergman, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Principal, HDR Inc.

Jill is a Principal at HDR, and a leader in healthcare facility design. Jill holds her architecture licensed in California and is an ACHA board certified healthcare architect; and that is a good thing because she tried and failed at a career in standup comedy. Her background is all healthcare projects, mostly large firms, mostly large projects, mostly medical planning. She attended Clemson University for both her BA in Design and M.Arch, Architecture + Health program. She believes architectural design is a team sport; that hospitals are small magical cities; a short, well run meeting is a thing of beauty; and the intersection of data and buildings will grow exponentially in the next few years. In her past, she has taught residencies with the bay area LEAP Architects in School program, served on the AIA San Francisco Board of Directors, the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health National Board of Directors, chaired the Scholarships and Fellowships Committee for the AIA/Academy of Architecture for Health.

Lilian Asperin, AIA

Associate and Project Director, WRNS Studio

Lilian values a firm culture that embraces collaboration, connection to the community, risk taking and fostering talent. As an Associate and Project Director for WRNS Studio’s San Francisco office, she helps lead the design process and build teams that deliver aspirational outcomes. Lilian attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with honors. After completing her studies, Lilian worked at architecture firms around the Bay Area, including Stanley Saitowitz, the City of San Francisco’s Bureau of Architecture, SOM and NBBJ. A leader within the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), she organized the first-ever Hackathon for MOOC’s as part of the Pacific Regional Conference and continues her involvement with the organization as Council Program Chair. Lilian also acts as Co-Chair of AIA San Francisco’s Equity by Design, a call to action for both women and men to realize the goal of equitable practice and communicate the value of design to society.

Workshop Moderator

Annelise Pitts, Associate AIA

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Annelise Pitts is a designer with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in San Francisco, CA. In her design work, she has collaborated with clients and interdisciplinary design teams on programmatically complex design and planning projects. Recent projects include the UC Davis Large Lecture Hall, and campus planning for Dominican University of California.  As a member of the Equity by Design core team, and the group’s current research chair, she is responsible for the development and oversight of the Equity in Architecture Research Project. She looks forward to sharing the results of the 2016 survey at this year’s symposium. Annelise spends her time outside of work exploring California’s ski mountains, running and hiking trails, and traveling with her husband.

 

Learning Objectives - 1.5 AIA CEU/LU

  1. Participants will be able to analyze data from career dynamics survey results, identify issues and frame problem statements related to pinch points in career dynamics.
  2. Using examples shared by session leaders and question prompts participants will develop methods for articulating and negotiating professional development goals with senior leaders/employers
  3. Participants will determine how to identify resources and prioritize workflow into immediate, short-term and long-term milestones.
  4. Participants will assess work/life conflicts and learn strategies to better navigate challenges in their professional and personal lives.

 

 

 

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EQxD "U" Workshop Q2 - Becoming a Change Agent #EQxDChangeAgents
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

EQxD "U" Workshop Q2 - Becoming a Change Agent #EQxDChangeAgents

Quarter 2 Topic: Articulating your Values

This year, EQxD will be featuring Quarterly Topics for deep dive rumination, discussion and action! Quarter 2 Topic for Discussion: Articulating your Values and is worth 1.5 AIA LU.

 

EQxD "U" Workshop Q2 - How to Become a Change Agent

How do the industry’s most influential change agents move from identifying a problem to making a lasting impact? Workshop participants will be invited to learn from the experiences of thought leaders who have shifted the status quo in their work within the urban context of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

These leaders will guide participants through tools and techniques while offering them an opportunity to put those skills into practice in a hands-on workshop. Attendees will develop a framework of steps: how to frame a problem, engage others to ideate and find solutions, and leverage networks to implement change as a Call to Action for desired, transformational outcomes.

 

Meet the Change Agents Panel

Garrett Jacobs - Executive Director Open Architecture Collaborative

Garrett’s architectural journey began in post Katrina New Orleans. With a passion for social justice and connecting people, Garrett focuses his energy on organizing the allied design professions in reflective community work. He has over six years of organizing experience from community design build projects, to running an international network of volunteer chapters, and even a national network of municipal civic technologists. Garrett led the reorganization of the Architecture for Humanity Chapter Network and is currently the founding Executive Director of the Open Architecture Collaborative working to inspire, rally and support designers to challenge the status quo of design services.

 

Maia Small - Urban Design / Design Review Manager at San Francisco Planning Department

Maia Small is a Senior Planner Architect at the San Francisco Planning Department where she leads the design review team and provides architectural expertise in the development of building form, open space, and policy in long-range planning. Maia was a partner in Thurlow Small Architecture from 2006 to 2013 where she designed and managed architecture and urban design projects for commercial, institutional and municipal clients.  Prior to her private practice, she worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York and Mark Cavagnero Associates in San Francisco. Maia completed her Master of Architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. She has also taught architecture at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Tennessee.

 

Jennifer Jones, CAE IOM - Executive Director, AIA SF

Jennifer Jones, MS, CAE, IOM serves as Executive Director of AIA San Francisco (AIASF), one of the largest AIA Chapters in the nation representing 2,200+ members in San Francisco and Marin County. As executive director, her core responsibilities relate to long‐term organizational stability and success of AIASF, which includes establishing and maintaining internal and external partnerships, guiding strategic planning, formulating policy, and leading administration in the interest of architect and allied professional membership. Jenn has an MS in Public Service & Nonprofit Management from DePaul University, and was a 2006 DePaul Public Service Fellow. Jenn has been honored for her accomplishments in association management by PR Newswire, Association of Media & Publishing, International Association of Business Communicators, and Association TRENDS. She is currently managing the Friends of Harvey Milk Design Competition for rethinking the use of the historic plaza in the Castro District.

Change Agent Panel Moderator and Workshop Facilitator

Lilian Asperin, AIA Associate and Project Director, WRNS Studio

Lilian values a firm culture that embraces collaboration, connection to the community, risk taking and fostering talent. As an Associate and Project Director for WRNS Studio’s San Francisco office, she helps lead the design process and build teams that deliver aspirational outcomes. Lilian attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with honors. After completing her studies, Lilian worked at architecture firms around the Bay Area, including Stanley Saitowitz, the City of San Francisco’s Bureau of Architecture, SOM and NBBJ. A leader within the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), she organized the first-ever Hackathon for MOOC’s as part of the Pacific Regional Conference and continues her involvement with the organization as Council Program Chair. Lilian also acts as Co-Chair of AIA San Francisco’s Equity by Design, a call to action for both women and men to realize the goal of equitable practice and communicate the value of design to society.

Learning Objectives - 1.5 AIA CEU/LU

  1. Participants will be able to analyze data from career dynamics survey results, identify issues and frame problem statements related to pinch points in career dynamics.
  2. Using examples shared by session leaders and question prompts participants will developmethods for engaging others to find solutions to identified problems.
  3. Participants will determine how to identify resources and prioritize workflow into immediate, short-term and long-term milestones.
  4. Participants will propose a quantifiable solution to identified problem or opportunity, and develop actionable steps for implementation of solutions in a larger scale.

 

#EQxDChangeAgents Event Agenda

6pm - 6:15pm Registration and Networking

6:15 - 7pm Change Agent Intro & Panel Discussion

7pm - 7:30pm Change Agent Workshop

7:30pm - 7:45pm Report Back & Conclusions

7:45 - 8pm Networking and Clean-up

 

 

Articles to read before the event:

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Your Company's Secret Change Agents

Social Design Pathways via ImpactDesignHub

Want A Stronger Work Ethic? Learn How To Raise Informal Leaders

Four Elementary Forms of Sociality Impacting Trust and Relationships

Booklet on the MSRP

 

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A'17 Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning, and Matrices in Action [FR306]
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

A'17 Equity by Design: Metrics, Meaning, and Matrices in Action [FR306]

Join us in Orlando, Florida for A'17 Conference on Architecture at EQxD Curated Collection's Premier event. We are bringing the Equity in Architecture Survey Findings and Actions to share with our national colleagues. 

Equity is the ethos of our work. It is the ability to recognize differences and provide fair access to opportunities. 

At this session, you'll review the results of the most comprehensive research on equity in architecture. You'll leave with strategies that promote equity via professional development and grassroots organizational change. As you'll see, it's in your firm's best interest. 

Equitable practice promotes the recruitment and retention of the most diverse talent while also building stronger, successful, sustainable practices. Using findings from AIA San Francisco's (AIASF's) 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey, you'll develop targeted strategies for promoting equity at various career milestones. 

Experience the power of action by committing to change as an individual, as part of your firm, and beyond.

 

Panel Moderator

Saskia C. Dennis-van Dijl

Principal Consultant, Cameron MacAllister Group, Portland, Oregon

 

Panelists:
Kendall A. Nicholson

Director of Research and Information, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Washington, District Of Columbia

 

Annelise Pitts

Designer, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, California

 

Rosa Sheng

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Albany, California

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#EQxDHack17 Happy Hour at Cuba Libre, Orlando
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

#EQxDHack17 Happy Hour at Cuba Libre, Orlando

We are pleased to announce the location of our 2017 EQxD Hackathon Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (5:30-7:30pm) at Cuba Libre, walking distance from the Orlando Convention Center . After the A'17 Conference Workshop [WE304] EQxD Hackathon: Architecture And the Era of Connections (Wednesday April 26, 1-5pm) we will have a recap of the workshop, and jury results of the winners along with a networking reception to catch up with Hackathon alumni from Atlanta, Philadelphia and AIA EQxD Champions.

Register for WE304 EQxD Hackathon & Happy Hour

If you register for AIA National Pre-Conference Workshop [WE304] EQxD Hackathon: Architecture And the Era of Connections, your admission to #EQxDHack17 Happy Hour is included! Please register for it from the AIA Conference on Architecture via the Registration Website - the time of the workshop is Wednesday April 26th 1-5pm. (Early Bird Registration ends 2/15)

 

Register for #EQxDHack17 Happy Hour Only

If you can't join us for the EQxD Hackathon from 1-5pm on 4/26, but want to join the fun for the #EQxDHack17 Recap and Happy Hour Networking Reception, you can register for this event separately. Registration includes 2 drink tickets and the mouth watering appetizers of the popular Cuban inspired cuisine of Cuba Libre.

#EQxDHack17 Happy Hour Only Registration Fees

(covers drink tickets and mouthwatering Cuba Libre appetizers:

$15 for Students and EPs
$20 AIA Members
$30 for General Admission.

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

A'17 Equity by Design Hackathon - #EQxDHack17 [WE304]

What the Hack? - Unpacking the Workshop Experience

Join us Wednesday, April 26 1-5pm at the AIA Conference on Architecture [A'17] in Orlando, Florida for [W304] EQxD Hackathon: Architecture and the Era of Connection (and Disruption). One of the most unique and talked-about pre-conference workshops, we have developed a reputation within the Conference for developing a game changing learning experience that has yet to be rivaled.  In it's third year, we celebrate the chance to tinker, ideate and hack at the intersection of design, technology, and equitable practice. We have also fine tuned our "UX" aka User Experience by engaging with the teams before during and after the event to make it the best participant engagement event at A'17 - Conference on Architecture.

The day will begin with a diverse panel of industry leaders and entrepreneurs discussing future architectural opportunities in the new digital economy. Once you're inspired, the "mini-hackathon" format will let you develop a real plan of action for creating a positive impact on the profession. You’ll leverage your design thinking skills to rapidly prototype radical, actionable initiatives and explore future business models for the architecture profession. You will be grouped in teams to "Hack" a problem that you have defined. At the end of the session, each group will present an "Elevator Pitch" to the Jurors.

After the official workshop, the fun continues at Cuba Libre for #EQxDHack17 Happy Hour 5:30-7:30pm a few blocks away to network, recap and announce the winning team!

F. Jason Campbell

Architectural Professional | Design Director | Photographer, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ELL San Francisco | practiceforarchitecture, SF, California

Esther Sperber

Founder, Studio ST Architects, NY, New York

Carlos G. Velazquez

President/CEO, Epic Scan, Ltd., San Rafael, California

Moderator/Juror

 Lilian Asperin

Project Director, Associate, WRNS Studio, Albany, California

Rosa Sheng

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Albany, California

 

“Without a doubt, the most significant event of the whole AIA National convention in Atlanta was Equity by Design (EQxD) Hackathon ½ day event. Unique to the convention we were going to do something, on the spot, to improve the profession. The whole afternoon was a microcosm of what I have experienced since I attended my first EQxD meeting a year ago. What I got out of it was a real sense of what it will take to move the profession forward and an even stronger sense of optimism that we will get there. ”

— Matthew Gaul 2015 EQxD AIA Hackathon Participant

Join us for a new EQxD Hackathon and explore the intersection of design and tech. The day will begin with a diverse panel of industry leaders and entrepreneurs discussing future architectural opportunities in the new digital economy. Once you're inspired, the "mini-hackathon" format will let you develop a real plan of action for creating a positive impact on the profession. 

You’ll leverage your design thinking skills to rapidly prototype radical, actionable initiatives and explore future business models for the architecture profession

FAQ's

What is a Hackathon?

      You can get a sense of the #EQxDHack17 by checking out the past 2 year's events.

#EQxDHack15 Recap 
#EQxDHack16 Recap

 

THANK YOU 2017 EQXD HACKATHON SPONSORS!

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Mar
16
12:30 PM12:30

March Monthly Meeting @ WRNS Studio - RSVP by 3/13

Join us for our Spring Time Monthly Meeting @ WRNS Studio (501 2nd Street #402, SF)! Lunch will be provided thanks to our generous hosts at WRNS. Please RSVP by 3/13, noon.

AGENDA
Meet & Greet

Data presentation on Q1 topics
Break-Out: Active Learning

Q2 Outlook
Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events
* EQxDU - "Being a Change Agent" Workshop: June 15, 12-2pm @ AIASF
* AIA National Convention (Hackathon Workshop and Concurrent Sessions): April 26-28 in Orlando

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

Why Equity Matters for Everyone - Center for Architecture New York

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Why Equity Matters: A New Value proposition for Design

The topics of equity and diversity are being widely discussed within the profession of architecture as firms and practitioners struggle with acquiring and retaining talent. At a time when action is needed to respond to changing demographics, the Equity in Architecture Survey, led by Rosa Sheng, AIA, provides insights to the state of professional practice and begins a conversation about the value of equity to architects. To date, this national survey is the largest and most comprehensive study on the topic of talent retention within architecture.

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The AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee and AIANY Women in Architecture Committee are pleased to welcome Rosa Sheng, AIA, for an in-depth discussion of the findings from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey and the value proposition for Equity and the Future of Architecture

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BWAF Leadership Awards Gala: Rosa Sheng to receive Tribune Award
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

BWAF Leadership Awards Gala: Rosa Sheng to receive Tribune Award

  • 15 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)
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The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is pleased to announce that it will host its annual Leadership Awards Gala honoring six firms and individuals on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street in New York City.

Contributors, supporters and friends of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation will gather for a specially curated experience in celebration of firms and individuals supporting, promoting and retaining female talent in the design and construction fields. Richard T. Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening’s program. The 2017 Leadership Awards will be presented at the gala in the following categories:

Foundation Award: Gregory A. Kelly, P.E. President and CEO, U.S. and Latin America, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Keystone Award: Raymond P. Daddazio, President, Thornton Tomasetti

Pillar Award: Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design and Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Oculus Award: Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and American Studies, Yale University

Scroll Award: Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

Tribune Award: Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, President-Elect, AIA San Francisco

Guests will enjoy gourmet food items, cocktails and music throughout the evening while networking with fellow industry professionals.

For more information or to register, please email Cynthia Kracauer at ckracauer@bwaf.com or (212) 577-1200.

About BWAF

The Beverly Willis Architecture foundation (BWAF) is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued. BWAF achieves its mission by documenting women’s work, educating the public and transforming industry practice through collaborations with museums, professional organizations and other groups in the areas of architecture, design, landscape, engineering, technology, real estate and construction. BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

BWAF’s core programs include education, historical and contemporary research, and outreach. BWAF’s programs and initiatives include Built by Women (BxW), which promotes a greater understanding of the diverse and broad roles of women in shaping the spaces where we live and work, museum programs, films and tours, the industry Leader’s Roundtable, and other collaborations, all of which support the many women working in the built environment.

http://www.bwaf.org/join-us/

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Mar
1
to Mar 30

3RD ANNUAL: WOMEN. WIKIPEDIA. DESIGN. #WIKID

Help celebrate Women’s History Month by writing at least one woman architect, designer or someone involved in the built environment into wikipedia.

ArchiteXX would like to invite everyone you know to help write into wikipedia women designers, architects and all those involved in the creation of our built environment during the month of March. We are continuing our global efforts in order to have the most diverse and wide ranging of women written in. Our WikiD guides to editing Wikipedia are here to help you.

Participate with us! If you will be in NYC on March 30, we will be hosting a writing workshop. 

Or you can write anytime in March using this guide provided by Parlour.

 

 

 

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EQxD "U" Workshop #1 - Disrupting Implicit Bias
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

EQxD "U" Workshop #1 - Disrupting Implicit Bias

This year, EQxD will be featuring Quarterly Topics for deep dive rumination, discussion and action!

Save the Date Wednesday, February 8th 6pm-8pm at AIA San Francisco

Disrupting Implicit Bias: Workshop Summary (#EQxDisruptBias)

Everyone has implicit bias. We develop our biases through our environment, the people we engage with, and the culture we grow up in. These interactions shape the expectations we have for ourselves, colleagues, and even potential clients. Thus, bias can have a major impact on the design process and desired outcomes in our profession. Additionally, reflecting on our own “Bias Blind Spot” is critical to building empathy and foster a culture of open communication. We will explore implicit bias in design and practice through research and storytelling. We will examine our “Bias Blind Spots” in small groups, and share resources to increase our awareness of bias in our workplace and foster strategies for tangible change.

 Graphic by Rosa Sheng, AIA

Graphic by Rosa Sheng, AIA

 

2017 EQxD Chair Julia Mandell, AIA will be the moderator of the panel with a fresh roster of panelists to provide diverse insights on how to Disrupt Implicit Bias in their work. Rosa Sheng, AIA will provide a brief intro to topic to get things started.

 

Meet the Panelists for #EQxDisruptBias

Helen Bronston - Associate and Architecture Discipline Lead at SmithGroupJJR

Helen serves as Director of Architecture for the San Francisco office of SmithGroupJJR, where she is an associate.  Raised in Wisconsin, she holds a BA in Anthropology from Yale, and an MArch from Harvard, where she was awarded the AIA Adams Medal. Over her 26-year career she has worked exclusively for non-profit educational, healthcare, and governmental organizations, for that is where she has felt she can do the most good for the greatest number of people. She is currently serving on the board of directors for Joan’s House, a newly-forming shelter for transgender women who have been incarcerated. Her experience transitioning gender as an architect was profiled in the San Francisco Business Times on 12 June 2015. Unable to leave school behind, Helen is also very slowly writing a PhD dissertation in History of Architecture at UC Berkeley.

 

Sandra Vivanco - Principal, A+D, Architecture+Design

Sandra is founding principal of A+D, Architecture+Design, a San Francisco firm characterized by design excellence as well as innovative community-based processes. Published widely, Vivanco is sought as a Latino cultural expert with profound knowledge of modern art and architecture in Latin America. A Professor of Architecture and Diversity Studies at CCA, she is a Mission resident, an avid dancer, a mother of two public school graduates and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

 

Michael D. Thomas, Esq. - Associate, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Michael is an Associate with the global law firm Ogletree Deakins in their San Francisco office.  He represents employers in all aspects of employment law.  He also works with employers on diversity and pay equity issues.  Michael has studied mindfulness, meditation and yoga with a focus on healing and self-regulation.  Recent publications include “Preventing Workplace Violence by Examining Trauma and the NFL” which incorporates mindfulness, meditation and body awareness in preventing workplace violence, and “How Employers Can Root Out the Influence of Unconscious Bias in Compensation Decisions.”  Recent speaking engagements include: Inclusion 2.0, “Intergenerational Trauma, Diversity and Inclusion;” Tech Inclusion Conference, “Awakening to Inclusion;” Association of Corporate Counsel event at Google, “Best Practices for Promoting Fair Pay;” Kaiser, Continuing Legal Education, “Implicit Bias” panel and lecturer, Berkley School of Law, “Mindfulness to Disrupt Suffering and Bias.”  He has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a J.D. from Boston College.

 

Ming Thompson, AIA - Principal, Atelier Cho Thompson

Ming is a principal of Atelier Cho Thompson, a San Francisco-based design and concept firm, engaged in the art of architecture, interiors, graphics, brand strategy, furniture, installations, and exhibition design. Ming and her partner Christina Yoo formed their firm with an aim to transcend the conventional boundaries between these disciplines, resulting in a richness borne of the cross-pollination of ideas and strategies from across this spectrum of design. Ming studied architecture at Yale University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has worked for large and small firms around the globe.  As a practicing architect, Ming is focused on bettering human experience through design; she insists that good design must occur at all scales, from the building to the furniture to the logo, and everything in between.  Outside of architecture, Ming serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yale-China Association and the Alumnae Council of The Madeira School, and teaches at the California College of the Arts.

Panel Moderator 

Julia V. Mandell, AIA - Architect at Wilson Associates

Julia is an experienced architect and planner with broad project experience in architecture, urban design, and landscape design. Currently designer and project manager at Wilson Associates, a design/build/development firm in Oakland, Julia’s recent work focuses on innovative commercial and residential projects that serve as urban catalysts. Julia is also very involved with AIASF’s Equity by Design, serving as the group’s 2017 Co-Chair. Previously, Julia worked for four years with SWA Group on large-scale urban design and landscape work in China and Houston, Texas. She received her Master of Architecture from Rice University and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia University.

 

Implicit Bias 101 Presentation

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA - Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, AIASF 2018 President-Elect

Rosa is an architect with over 23 years experience, that has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. As founding chair of Equity by Design and President-Elect 2018 of AIA San Francisco, Rosa has led Equity in Architecture Surveys in both 2014 and 2016, authored AIA National Resolution 15-1 in 2015, and served on the Equity in Architecture Commission in 2016. She has presented nationally and abroad including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Equity by Design has been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Bay Area Think-In - The Architecture Lobby Event
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Think-In - The Architecture Lobby Event

On Friday January 13th, 2017,  The Architecture Lobby is hosting a Think-In at Gensler Oakland. AIASF EQxD's founding chair Rosa Sheng, AIA will be joining the panel discussion.

Gensler Oakland
2101 Webster St #2000
Oakland, CA 94612

This free event is open to the public and will take place from 5-9pm.  A Think-In is a forum for working through difficult and contested ideas in architectural practice.  We are inviting an array of contributors to weigh in: activists, practitioners, leaders of professional organizations, and academics.  The Think-In is free and open to the public, and all interested students, academics, or practitioners are strongly encouraged to join the discussion. Food and drink will also be served.  Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Think-In Discussions and Panelists:

  1. Labor, Fees and Wages in the Contemporary Economy
    Panelists: Maria Danielides; Peggy Deamer, Yale University and The Architecture Lobby; Jason Geller, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
  2. The Pros and Cons of Contemporary Professionalization
    Panelists: Doris Guerrero, Gensler; Janette Kim, ARPA Journal
  3. Architectural Institutions
    Panelists: Margaret Crawford, UC Berkeley; Rosa Sheng, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Equity by Design
  4. Media and the Public Perception of Architecture
    Panelists: Eva Hagberg Fisher, UC Berkeley; Nancy Levinson, Places Journal

All discussions are moderated by Nancy Alexander.

 

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Dec
15
12:30 PM12:30

EQxD Appreciation Holiday Luncheon

We would like to take this opportunity to Thank all our EQxD Sponsors, Symposium Volunteers, Facilitators and Thought Leaders. Please join us if you are available for a special appreciation luncheon and last meeting of the year on Thursday, December 15 from 12:30pm - 2pm at AIASF 130 Sutter Street.

Please RSVP by December 12, 5pm 

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Women Speak: Four Architects on Design and Urbanism - Allison Williams

Women Speak: Four Architects on Design and Urbanism

The Berkeley City Club Conservancy is presenting an exciting lecture series featuring Bay Area design leaders whose work promotes sustainability, historic revitalization and urban planning. Proceeds from the lecture series will help the preservation of the Berkeley City Club building. 

All lectures begin at 7:30 PM at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley.

Series tickets are available for $50, only through Eventbrite.

Individual tickets through Eventbrite or at the door for $15 each.

LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE - 

SEPTEMBER 22:  Ellen Lou  "Designing Cities, A Global Challenge"

OCTOBER 13:   Laura Hartman  "Inside / Out, Outside/ In—Collaboration with Landscape in the Work of Fernau & Hartman Architects"

OCTOBER 27:  Marsha Maytum  "Architecture as a Catalyst for Change"

NOVEMBER 9:  Allison Williams  "Design Intent"

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EQxD presenting at BD+C / Women In Design+Construction Building Together
Nov
9
to Nov 11

EQxD presenting at BD+C / Women In Design+Construction Building Together

Building Design+Construction has teamed up with 30+ leading AEC women professionals to bring you compelling content on tough issues women face in this fast-paced and highly competitive industry.

Rosa Sheng will be presenting the key findings from the AIASF Equity by Design project - The 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey. She will also be highlight on the efforts of the group to advocate for equitable practice in the profession and beyond.

http://www.bdcnetwork.com/WIDC/agenda.html

Kick Off Panel: The State of Women in AEC – By the Numbers
Four leading AEC women set the stage for the WiD+C Conference with a thought-provoking, interactive discussion on the “state of the state” of equity and diversity in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. As part of the talk, each expert panelist will present the latest research and data on the state of women professionals in their given field.

Moderator: Ann Truair, Above Glass Ceilings, Granite Construction

Presenters/panelists: 
Rosa Sheng, Equity By Design (representing architects)
Nancy Novak, Balfour Beatty, Above Glass Ceilings (representing contractors)
TBA (representing engineers) 

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Why Equity (in Practice) Matters - Architecture Exchange East
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Why Equity (in Practice) Matters - Architecture Exchange East

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We are looking forward to joining AIA Virginia for Architecture Exchange East on November 3rd. Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will be presenting the opening Keynote on 11/3 at this year's conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Join Rosa Sheng, AIA, as she discusses how equitable practice has the potential to foster success on multiple levels - equity in the workplace, and socially just access to basic resources, healthier communities and resilient public space in our urban centers. The value proposition of equity at all these levels is rooted in empathy, transparency, education, collaboration and trust. The lack of equity in Architectural practice and allied professions has made Architects prone to lose talent to other more lucrative career paths due to factors that challenge retention; long hours, low pay, work that is misaligned with professional goals, and lack of transparency for promotion and compensation. In order to achieve equity in the built environment, the design workforce needs to diversify to reflect the rapidly changing demographic of people that we are charged to serve. Architecture is also prone to the public not fully understanding the value or potential of what Architects can bring to the table. In terms of social impact, design has the power to inform more equitable, resilient, sustainable and relevant built environments for the increasingly multicultural population of our nation.

Thursday Keynote: Why Equity (in Practice) Matters – Rosa Sheng, AIA (AE16OK)

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