WHERE MINDS CONVERGE

Perspectives – Colleagues Discuss Design, Practice and the Built Environment

AIACC Rising Tides Forum

Attracting & Retaining Talent

Collaboration

Education

Emerging Professionals

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Alison Marik Zeno, Associate AIA, LEED AP

Alison sees separate "buckets" of specialization and would like a holistic approach to design.

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Rachel Minnery, FAIA, LEED AP

Understand where you want to contribute your unique talents and interests and then pursue it.

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Adrianne Steichen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

If there is some dream you have for the future, don't put it off--do it now.

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Matthew Gaul, Associate AIA

Communication is key in knowing more about what is taking place.

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Hafsa Burt, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

Hafsa advises to keep your ego in check, to learn from everyone, and keep focused.

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Evelyn Lee, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

Evelyn reflects back to her graduation day and that feeling of being able to accomplish anything.

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Evelyn Lee, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

Evelyn explains how she ended up on her State's regional board by being willing to become involved.

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Gretchen Flesher

Gretchen brings up the importance of young architects connecting with mentors.

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Ronald Altoon, FAIA, LEED AP, CDP

Things never taught you in school--an updated version to "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover"""

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Elizabeth Chu-Richter, FAIA

The AIA 2015 President and her daughter discuss becoming a 21st Century architect.

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Carol Ross Barney, FAIA

Not wanting to discourage, especially with the economics, here are the positives about architecture.

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Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP

Gwynne talks about the effort and talent and interest necessary in becoming a master--along with the seeing and the doing.

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Odile Decq

The young have a responsibility to "build the future." Odile believes "you have to have a vision--and patience."

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Steven Ehrlich, FAIA

The energy and freedom of youth are a gift. Make the most of it and "leave the box."

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Robert Ivy, FAIA

The small acts that you take in architecture add up and define you and what you will become.

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Gary Cabo

Gary believes that genuine listening brings greater creativity and increased solutions.

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Jordan Levin, AIA

Why the most valuable experience for a young professional is to oversee construction.

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Michael Holliday, FAIA, LEED AP and Erik Holliday

Michael and his son Erik share their passion for architecture and inspirational design.

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Jason Dale Pierce, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

Get away from that desk: gaining a wider perspective by engaging in people and activities.

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Equity

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Saskia Dennis-van Dijl

A clear business case can be made that gender and minority participation increases a firm's bottom line.

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Michael Willis, FAIA

"A sight they're not going to see everyday," points out Michael about meeting a black architect.

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Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

The reasons why women and men are leaving the profession--and what we can do about it.

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Harrison Fraker, Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus

Former UC Berkeley Dean of Architecture lists 3 steps to create equity in architectural education.

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Deanna Van Buren, LEED AP

Having experienced herself through many cultural lenses, an advocate uses design for social justice.

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Carol Ross Barney, FAIA

Carol recalls her decision to become an architect and her education as one of the few women designers.

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Julia Donoho, FAIA

Citing positive and negative examples from famous women architects.

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Saskia Dennis-van Dijl

Saskia researched and talked to practitioners about women leaving practice--and shares her insight.

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Wendy Bertrand, Architect, OWADP

A co-founder of the Organization of Women Architects talks about 40 years of working for change.

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Odile Decq

An outspoken architect acknowledges difficulties for woman but they must be "less comfortable."

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Tova Cook

International architects are fearful of speaking out on issues of diversity and pay.

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F. Jason Campbell, Associate AIA

A vibrant atmosphere for the creation of ideas and for cultural interventions requires diverse views.

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Hafsa Burt, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

A business owner struggles with the fact that the problem of equity should still exist.

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Tibby Rothman

Tibby feels privileged to work for the AIA and support its efforts towards equity for all.

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Matthew Gaul, Associate AIA

When talking about the "Missing 32%," a voice from the opposite gender.

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Adrianne Steichen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The focus is on women but there are bigger issues around equity and interest that need to be addressed.

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Saskia Dennis-van Dijl

Firms reach out about how they can address their own pinch-points on equity issues.

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Ashley Hinton, Architect, NCIDQ

The best way to gain insight into the firm and career is to have a mentor.

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Lisa Boquiren

The profession is at a crossroads in remaining relevant and current: it's time to look at reality.

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Susan Kolber

A recent graduate has had her eyes opened to career frustrations.

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Carol Ross Barney, FAIA

Quoting Gloria Steinem about old women being rebels, Carol discusses the diverse people in her non-conforming firm.

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Anesu Dhliwayo

Addressing the lack of minority women in the profession.

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Julia Donoho, FAIA

When architects leave the profession, both architects and the profession lose out on their investment.

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