Upcoming WIA 2019 Events and Programs | September & October

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Project Tour: Brownstone Townhouse Renovation

  • 125 West 87th Street
  • Tour by Ada Ko (Ogawa-Depardon) and Ingrid Sletten (X-Act Contracting)
  • 20 people max


Friday, October 4, 2019 | Leadership Breakfast: Pat Bosch

  • Principal & Design Director at Perkins & Will, Miami


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Monthly Committee Meeting with Design Presentation

  • Sara Lopergolo, Partner, Selldorf Architects
  • The Frick Collection & Museum of the Contemporary Arts San Diego


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Architectural Design Presentations & Panel: Women Design Leaders on International Projects

  • Carla Swickerath, Partner, Studio Libeskind
  • Leah Nanpei, Director, SHoP
  • Vivian Lee, Principal, RMP
  • Rosalind Tsang, Senior Associate, RAMSA (Moderator)


Call for Ideas | WIA Program & Events for Winter | Spring 2020

  • Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering
  • Resume and Portfolio Review for Mid-Career Women Architects
  • Allies of Women in Architecture
  • Mimi Raygorodetsky, VP Langan Engineering: Gender Equity in the Workplace
  • Design Presentation: Emerging Designers at SOM | The Midtown Mile Project
  • AIANY Heritage Ball WIA Table
  • Women [Re] Build discussion: Words and projects of leading women thinkers, activists, designers, and builders who have dared to ask, “where are the women?” whose architectural work should be celebrated and recognized for its courage and impact; who have cultivated female leadership while challenging the very principles of the discipline they represent; and who’ve asked the most difficult and rigorous of questions of those who build their visions?


Around Town & Related Events

Women in Architecture New York | Minneapolis Design Salon | September 11, 2019, Minneapolis

  • Design Presentations by two NY and two MN women design leaders


AIA Women’s Leadership Summit | September 12-14, 2019, Minneapolis

  • Opening remarks by Mary-Margaret Zindren | Executive Vice President AIA Minnesota
  • Takeaways Opening remarks by Mary-Margaret Zindren | Executive Vice President AIA Minnesot


Build Yourself Breakfast Series: Take Back Your Time | September 28, 2019 (8:30–9:30 AM) at The Wing

  • Conducted by Mia Scharphie, Founder of Build Yourself Workshop (past May 2, 2019 WIA workshop presenter on “Setting Ambitious & Creative Career Goals”)
  • Strategies for taking back your time and working smarter not harder
  • Learn to reclaim your focus and your ability to grow into a meaningful career
  • Register here.


AIA Women in Architecture New York | New Orleans Design & Practice Exchange | September 27, 2019, New Orleans

  • Design Presentations: “Centering Communities by Design”
  • Roundtable Discussion: “Equity in Practice”


Women in Design Award | Friday, October 4, 2019

  • Honor and recognize the most influential women in respective industries
  • Abigail Clary, Principal & Director of Health Practice, CannonDesign
  • Aliya Khan, Vice-President of Design, Global Design Strategies, Marriott International
  • Clodagh, Founder of Clodagh Design
  • Jennifer Beesley, Vice-President Store & Brand Experience, Michaels Stores
  • Kristina O’Neal, Founding Partner, Avroko & Brand Bureau
  • Lauren Rottet, Founding Principal, Rottet Studio
  • Lorraine Hiatt, Environmental Gerontologist
  •  Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of Lion’esque Group
  • Rosalyn Cama, President & Principal Interior Designer, Cama
  • Pat Bosch, Design Director & Principal, Perkins & Will Miami

ADFF: City Dreamers | Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown—four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room.

Women in Design Award | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Toshiko Mori | Design Leader
  • Sharon Johnston | New Generation Leader
  • Claire Weisz | Innovator
  • Dana Cuff | Activist
  • Mabel O. Wilson | Educator

AIA ’20 Proposal | 90-min Seminar

  • “A Coast to Coast Exchange”
  • Presentations by three AIA WIA Committees
  • Share programs, events, and initiatives to advance women architects in the design and management leadership roles

AIA Los Angeles Women in Architecture Committee

  • Powerful VI Conference | Theme: Influence : Create : Amplify with 3 keynotes, 3 panels, 3 emerging voices, 1 training session, lunchtime table topics
  • SpeedTalks | 22 women speakers giving rapid-fire 3-minute talks on what influences them and how they choose to influence others

AIA Miami Women in Architecture Committee

  • Women’s Leadership Summit | Theme: Riding The Wave (5-7 June 2020)
  • The summit will focus on leadership, mentorship, and equity—providing pathways for emerging professionals to capitalize on the changing environment, and how emerging and seasoned professionals can work together to building a more equitable profession.



Free Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women | women.nyc

  • Online workshops and various locations in New York
  • Determine your value, choose your target salary and benefits, and develop your strategy

Gender Balance in Every Forum | The Panel Pledge

  • The visibility and contribution of women leaders in public and professional forums needs to increase
  • Sara Ngan | FXCollaborative

Woman Architect |  Opportunity to Speak at Pratt

  • Pratt Lecture Series November 4, 2019—Presentation about business, what makes it successful and how inspired to begin
  • Speaker may invite clients, colleagues, etc.
  • The audience is graduate (some undergrads) students and faculty from Pratt—construction management, design, and architecture


Good Reads & More


Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line | Merrill Lynch

  • A Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave


WomenReBuild: Stories, Polemics, Futures | Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha

  • Reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture (Framing Stories), challenges to practice made possible by activism (Shaping Polemics), and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who pave the way for future women architects (Building Futures). The goal of this edited book is to increase the visibility and voice of women who everyday challenge the definition and practice of architecture.
  • Polemics: Political/Tenant Live/Work Research by Julie Torres Moskovitz


Recommended Books from the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit

  • The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell


Guest Speaker: Andrea Steele, AIA, Andrea Steele Architecture

  • Andrea Steele, AIA, is the Founding Principal of Andrea Steele Architecture (ASA), a New York-based practice that believes the scale of architecture is not measured by its physical size, but by its positive impact on people, resources, and sense of place. She will present her current and new projects and will share with us her experience in starting her new firm.
  • With over two decades of experience practicing architecture, Steele has led a wide range of complex urban design projects throughout the United States. She served as partner and principal of TEN Arquitectos’ New York office for more than eight years before renaming the studio in 2019. As Andrea Steele Architecture, the studio continues the design rigor and excellence, with a heightened focus on institutional, cultural, and community-oriented projects.
  • Steele received her Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has taught at Cornell University, City College of the City University of New York, and the Catholic University of America. Steele lectures widely throughout the United States and is a frequent participant in academic juries. Steele is currently an advisor to both the Urban Design Forum and Pioneer Works.