VOICES | Break Out
A3: The Power of Our Stories
11am - 12noon | Room TBD
In the wake of #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #NeverAgain, we see the power of shared collective experience to foster activism and create a movement. In this workshop we will 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 2018 EQxD survey findings, we will use the workshop framework to craft and share our stories.
Thought Leader Profiles
Associate Principal, Ratcliff Architects
Patricia is a registered architect with over 23 years of experience and is a leader of Ratcliff's academic practice. After spending her childhood in Lima, Perú, Patricia moved to the United States at the age of 12. Her experience of two distinct cultures has shaped her identity and world view. She graduated from Washington University and completed her graduate studies at UC Berkeley. Patricia believes that through design we can enhance everyday experience and have a positive impact on the larger community. First through LEAP and then as a lecturer at CCA, Patricia worked with middle school and college students to undertake a number of playground improvement design-build projects. These early experiences have shaped her career, which for the past 10 years has been focused on public higher education work in a variety of building types. Inspired by her children, Lucia (13) and Marco (10), Patricia is dedicated to creating academic environments that positively engage students and teachers and instill lifelong curiosity and love of learning. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Architectural Foundation and on the Board of Trustees at Park Day School in Oakland.
Architect, Noll & Tam Architects
Jessica Jobe Sea is a licensed architect who has been with Noll & Tam Architects for more than four years, and in the industry for over six. Since then, 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.
Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
Nancy Malone 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 that embody her design approach. Key projects include the Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, a net-positive project for UC Davis; the National Environmental Science Center, designed for Nature Bridge in Yosemite National Park and anticipated to be net-zero energy; and the off-the-grid Cottonwood Visitor Center at Joshua Tree National Park. Nancy has taught Design at the University of California, Davis and in the School of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the years, 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.