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    Webinar: Black Women in Architecture: Riding the Vortex August 12, 8:00-9:30 pm Eastern Time

  • 12 August 2020
  • Start time : 08:00 PM
  • End time : 09:30 PM
  • Event Host : Black Women in Architecture Network, NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative
Black Women in Architecture
Event Description

0.4%

That is the percentage of architects who are Black women. There are ~ 500 licensed Black women architects in the entire country.

You are invited to an incredibly unique storytelling presentation consisting of a panel of women, exclusively Black, in architecture, sharing their experience in the industry and offering a place for other people to share their stories, connect, and have discussions.

Riding the Vortex is presented by the Black Women in Architecture Network - a resource for licensed Black women architects, those aspiring to be architects, and other women in design, planning and allied professions.
 

What are your questions for these Black women architects?
Please share them here so we can help shape their talks and our time together to reflect this community!

 

About the Black Women in Architecture Network:

BWA-Network was created and is edited by Katherine Williams, NOMA, AIA, LEED AP. Katherine is a licensed architect in Northern Virginia and currently a Senior Project Manager at a DC university. Katherine has written extensively about the architecture profession, diversity in the industry, and community development. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Black Women in Architecture Network, NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Melissa Daniel
      Assoc AIA, NOMA
      Melissa R. Daniel is an architectural designer in Washington D.C., and the creator and host of the Architecture is Political podcast, a podcast where Black and Brown folks have a conversation about architecture. She served as executive co-chair of the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, and was a recipient of a 2018 AIA Associates Award.

      Katherine Williams
      AIA, NOMA, LEED AP
      Katherine is a licensed architect in Northern Virginia and currently a Senior Project Manager at a DC university. Katherine has written extensively about the architecture profession, diversity in the industry, and community development. She has served as editor for multiple publications and was the NOMA magazine editor from 2009-2014. She is publisher/editor for archstories.com and bwa-network.com. Katherine also writes at katherinerw.com.

      Kathy Dixon
      FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP+, NCARB, CDT
      Kathy Dixon is a firm owner, author, educator, Fellow of the AIA, and past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Ms. Dixon started her firm KDA in 2003 and purchased a larger majority-owned firm in 2016. Her recent book “The Business of Architecture: A Guide to a Financially Successful Firm” discusses the idea of the Expanded Role of the Architect by reclaiming historical roles that architects were originally known to do as well as branching out into new disciplines to change the future of architectural practice. Kathy is a graduate of Howard University and a full-time professor of architecture at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

      Kathryn (Tyler) Prigmore
      FAIA, NOMAC, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP BD+C
      Kathryn Prigmore is an architect and design practice leader with an inimitable understanding of the dynamics that impact the management of firms from the perspective an architect, academic, and regulator. She has over 30 years of design and management experience for award-winning architectural projects of a wide range of sizes, types and delivery methods executed for private and public clients within diverse practice environments. Kathryn has served in academic leadership including teaching experience in sustainable design. She is an award winning strategic thinker and planner, leader in regulatory issues and professional ethics, and skilled at growing staff into Leaders.

      Roberta Washington
      FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP BD+C
      As principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC since 1983, Roberta Washington, oversees the designs of housing, educational, health care and other projects. An architecture graduate of both Howard University and Columbia University, she has also researched and written about early African American women architects. She is a past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a former NYC Landmarks Preservation Commissioner and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Webinar

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