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AIALA Powerful 2019: Equity - Closing Keynote Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA


Women in Architecture, WiA AIA|LA’s, Powerful conference (now entering its 6th iteration) has grown into an international caliber event.

Whether you are an early career designer looking for tools that lead to a successful career, a firm partner interested in raising your office’s profile, or an established mid-career architect ready to move forward, Powerful, is for you.

Don’t miss out on this inspirational event that draws sell-out crowds. Attend, learn, meet, and leave with actionable information as well as new relationships. But, we encourage you to register quickly: this AIA|LA event always sells out.

Keynote speakers for Powerful 2019 include:

Alda Ly – Alda Ly Architecture & Design
Alda Ly Architecture was founded in 2017, when groundbreaking co-working platform, The Wing, tapped Alda Ly as the architect of its East Coast and California locations. ALA has since grown to serve innumerable entrepreneurs and startups; the New York–based studio’s long list of disruptor clients also includes functional medicine provider Parsley Health, the retail platform Bulletin, and social-action technology firm Blue State Digital. The practice was named one of top 50 interior architecture firms in the US by The Architect’s Newspaper Interior magazine.

Rosa Sheng, FAIA – Principal, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Director | Higher Education Studio Leader, SmithGroup
An accomplished architect, Rosa has led internationally acclaimed projects from the aesthetically minimal iconic Apple flagship stores, Pixar Animation Studios – Steve Jobs Building and several innovative projects at institutions of higher learning. Her most notable work champions design for just, equitable, and inclusive environments across disciplines. In 2019, Rosa was celebrated as a Metropolis Game Changer for her leadership as founder of Equity by Design (EQxD). The group’s advocacy is dedicated to minimizing barriers and providing just access to the resources that design professionals need to thrive – regardless of gender, socioeconomic, racial, or ethnic identity. Rosa and the advocacy work of EQxD has received critical acclaim in the Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesARCHITECT Magazine. She has presented at TEDxPhiladelphia, SxSW and the Cannes Lions Festival on Creativity.

To connect with WiA AIA|LA, click here.

Earlier Event: September 13
AIA CACX 2019: Equity by Design Featured