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Calendar | 2018

Below are events of interest for 2018. OWA sponsored events are in bold. If you would like to make additions, or corrections, to this calendar contact the Webmaster.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

OWADP Holiday Party

Location: East Bay

Time: 4-7pm

Gilda's House
1076 Arlington Blvd
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Please join us for the OWADP 2017 Holiday Celebration! Check back soon for additional information.

OWADP 2017 Steering Committee: Carol, Conyee, Cynthia, Hannah, Helen, Rebecca and Spring


Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Steering Committee Transition Meeting

The Steering Committee and any officers who wish to attend will be meeting to transition roles and responsibilities. Current committee members stepping down are Rebecca Friedberg, Carol Mancke, Aziza Zare, and Cynthia Bathgate. New members starting their terms will be Maryam Moayery Nia, Bridget Basham, and Leslie Golden. Conyee Chan, Hannah Chatham, Helen Vasquez, and Spring Friedlander will continue their terms for another year. We look forward to a productive meeting and serving our members in 2018.

*Steering committee members met on 12/19/17 at a request from new steering committee member.

Sat, Jan 13, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm

An Evening with Julia Morgan

An Evening with Julia Morgan
A Portrayal by Betty Marvin

Saturday, 13 January @5:00-6:30pm

Join us for an evening with Julia Morgan, as portrayed by historian Betty Marvin. Hear about Julia Morgan’s work, local buildings, life, travels, relationships and even her impact upon Rockridge, specifically through the building of College Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1917.

Appropriate for all Ages
Free event/donations accepted
Followed by a Reception

This is part of our year-long centennial celebration!

5951 College Avenue (in Rockridge)
Oakland CA 94618

Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Women's March - Saturday Jan. 20th Oakland CA

Join other OWA + DP members in kicking off 2018 at the Women's March in Oakland this coming Saturday!

Gathering Time: 9:45am
Gathering Location: Oak Street Entrance of the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

Directions: It is recommended that you take BART to Lake Merrit Station and walk to Museum Entrance.

Gathering Departure and Route: At 10am the our group will head to Lake Merrit Amphitheatre along Oak Street, turning right along 12th and settling at the NW corner of the Lake Merrit Amphitheatre and March Starting point.

For information regarding 'Unity Principles or Why We March?', Rally and March route, what to wear, what not to bring etc. please visit this page:


We anticipate rain.
We anticipate there will not be any cell phone reception the day of the event.

Please feel free to contact OWA + DP Program Coordinators Bridget Basham on 510-919-9312 or at bbasham@hkit.com & Spring Friedlander on 510-652-7600 or at SpringF.Remodeling@sbcglobal.net

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Meet Up Event - UC Berkeley Lecture

OWA, Let's meet up! We'll send a reminder as the date gets closer to see who is interested and set a place to meet!

This lecture is presented by Room One Thousand, and it is part of the UC Berkeley Spring 2018 Architecture Lecture Series. Open to the public!

Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Time: 6:30-8pm

MARCH 14, 2018
Please join us for a talk with Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University. This talk will focus on the positive implications of understanding the nature of architectural work as WORK. In order to be empowered as a designer, employee, and firm owner, it is important socially, economically, and personally to understand the nature of that work.

PEGGY DEAMER received a B.Arch. from The Cooper Union and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is a principal in the firm of Deamer Architects. Articles written by her have been published in Assemblage, Log, Perspecta, Harvard Design Review among other publications. She is the editor of Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present and The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design. She is co-editor of Building in the Future: Recasting Architectural Labor and BIM in Academia. She is the founding member of The Architecture Lobby, a group advocating for the value of architectural design and labor. Her current research explores the relationship between subjectivity, design, and labor in the current economy.

Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Meet Up Event - UC Berkeley Lecture

OWA, Let's meet up! We'll send a reminder as the date gets closer to see who is interested and set a place to meet!

This lecture -- located at the BAMPFA Osher Theater -- is free and open to the public. It is part of the UC Berkeley Spring 2018 Architecture Lecture Series. Doors open at 6pm.

Time: 6:30-8pm

APRIL 2, 2018
We make architecture the same way we interpret the world. Each of us embraces an order of values and principles; how we respect the other is what delineates and marks our idea of space, including our physical interventions. Carme Pinós starts with the concept of ‘universal connection’ where everything is linked; an action rebounds off another, transforming it and generating a new one. Her position is one of dialogue, and she strives to generate this dialogue through architecture. In this sense she sees architecture as a catalyst for relationships, a place of intersections and encounters. Whenever possible, she designs places where movements and routes intersect and exchange, spaces where people identify as part of a community, but also feel they belong to universality.

CARME PINÓS set up her own studio in 1991 after winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects ranging from urban refurbishments and public works to furniture design. Her sharp approach to design, anchored by a constant focus on experimentation and research, has made her work garner worldwide recognition at the same time that Barcelona architecture has cemented its own identity and reputation throughout Europe and South and North America.

Her current projects include the Regional Office of the Generalitat in Tortosa (Spain); the architectural set composed by Gardunya Square, Massana School of Arts, a housing block and the west façade of the popular La Boqueria Market in the Historical District of Barcelona (Spain); and the Masterplan for the historic centre of Saint Dizier (France), where she is also carrying out various interventions in public spaces. Among her most significant completed recent projects are the Departments Building of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), the Cube II Towers in Guadalajara (Mexico), the Caixaforum Cultural and Exhibition Centre in Zaragoza (Spain), the metro station Zona Universitaria in Barcelona and the Crematorium in the Igualada Cemetery (Spain).

Carme Pinós combines work as an architect with teaching, and is actively involved in the development and delivery of seminars, courses and workshops worldwide. She has been guest professor at several higher education institutions, including the IUAV of Venice, Architecture Schools of Paris, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Columbia University in New York, l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Accademia di Archittetura di Mendrisio in Switzerland, Universitá di Roma Tre in Italy, among others.

In 2016 she was awarded the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence by the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, in recognition of her career. She received the 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize valuing her contribution to promoting the advancement of women in the field of architecture and her commitment to the community. In 2015 she was honoured with the Creu de Sant Jordi Medal, one of the highest civil distinctions awarded by the Catalan Government to individuals and organisations for their cultural and social services. She received the First Prize at the 2008 Spanish Biennial of Architecture, the National Award for Public Architecture by the Catalan Government in 2008, and the National Architecture Award by the High Council of Spanish Architects.

She was named Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2011 and RIBA International Fellow in 2013 for her outstanding contribution to architecture.

Her work has been widely exhibited in several galleries, museums and universities. The Centre Pompidou acquired the scale models of the Caixaforum Zaragoza in Spain, the Hotel Pizota in Mexico, and the Maison de l’Algérie of Paris. The model of the Cube I Tower currently belongs to the collection of New York’s MOMA.

In 2012 Carme Pinós launched OBJECTS, a collection of products designed, produced and commercialized by her own studio.

International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 2012
Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects since 2011
Council Member of the National Museum of Architecture and Urbanism of Spain since 2008
Member of the Architects Association of Catalunya since 1987

Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Social/Wellness Event

Happy Hour! Meet & greet with new and existing members!

More information coming soon!

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

OWA Annual Retreat

The 2018 retreat dates are September 21-September 23, 2018. We will hold the event at Westerbeke Ranch.

Save the date! More information coming soon!

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

OWA Annual Business Meeting

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Sun, Dec 9, 2018

OWA Holiday Party - San Francisco

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