In celebrating Black History Month, the Women in Architecture Committee was honored to have Nicole Hollant-Denis, AIA, NOMA, Principal at Aaris Design Architects as our special guest speaker in sharing the design of the extraordinary and significant African Burial Ground National Monument. After our monthly committee announcements, Nicole started the presentation with her background, education, the journey to becoming an architect, and the narrative that led to the winning competition entry for the memorial. Her beautiful hand sketches captivated us, and her thoughtful design concept, the process, and the detailed execution that translated into a meaningful memorial truly inspired us. We are grateful for her contribution to our city and for highlighting the history of African Americans in this country. We cannot wait for Nicole to give us a guided tour of the African Burial Ground National Monument this summer!

To view the recorded presentation, please go to the WIA webpage under VIDEOS. To view the WIA February Committee Agenda with our UPCOMING EVENTS, AROUND TOWN & RELATED EVENTS, TOPICS, GOOD READS, PODCASTS, FILMS & RESOURCES, and MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS, please click here.