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Jan 30
6:30 pm



Audio Visual Design Considerations


CTI is all set to give this Virtual ZOOM AIA Presentation “Audio Visual Design Considerations” on January 30th, 2024 – at 6:30pm to the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.

This course in AIA accredited and CTI will be able to provide the AIA certificates after the meeting. Please be sure to send us your name and AIA numbers for AIA credit.

PDF info about this event.

Please RSVP here.

Mar 05
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Designing Tomorrow: Unleash the Potential of AI in your design practice with Pardis Mirmalek


Embark on an enlightening exploration into the realm of artificial intelligence tailored for designers and architects in this compelling presentation. Delving into the fundamentals of AI, we demystify its intricacies, providing a solid foundation for understanding its transformative potential. Uncover the myriad applications of AI in design, from streamlining workflows to generating innovative concepts. We navigate the inception of integrating AI into design processes, offering insightful strategies on how to seamlessly incorporate this cutting-edge technology. Through riveting case studies, witness the tangible impact of AI in real-world design scenarios, inspiring a paradigm shift in creative methodologies.

Speaker Bio:
Pardis Mirmalek is an award-winning designer, technology strategist, and sustainability thought leader with over 15 years of experience. She is a leading figure in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital strategies to enhance the planning, design, and development of buildings and cities around the world. She has led teams on large-scale projects and across Fortune 500 companies, including SFO International Airport, Amazon portfolio of offices, Meta portfolio of datacenters and high-end Residential and Mixed-use developments. She is also the founder and principal of ARTAA, an AI-powered design firm that is transforming the built environment through digital innovation.

She is the recipient of the prestigious Butler Award from Princeton University for her thesis on sustainable urban development. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and panels, including Fast Company, Autodesk University, the AIA, the Institute for the Future, and academic institutions. She holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Certificate of Artificial Intelligence from MIT. She is a thought leader in the field of AI and sustainability, and her work is helping to create a more intelligent, sustainable, and equitable built environment.

Mar 12
6:00 pm-7:15 pm

Stress Management 101: Workshop Created for Architects, by an Architect


Join us for an empowering online workshop designed for architects, guided by Morgan Chawaga, a licensed architect who is familiar with the industries’ demanding nature and it’s toll on the mental and well-being of architects. This workshop is dedicated to mastering stress management, aiming to foster a healthier work-life balance for architects.

Throughout this session, participants will gain invaluable insights into:

- The physiological cause and effect of stress on architects.
- The 4 different types of stress.
- How to identify if you or a colleague is dealing with prolonged and chronic stress.
- Coping mechanisms to take ownership over stress response.
- A path to move forward while implementing stress management techniques and how they will make you a better architect.

Also, one free, virtual, 15 minute meditation with Morgan will be given to one individual who attends the workshop!

Find balance and career fulfillment by equipping yourself with the tools to manage stress effectively.

Register here:
The Healthy Architect was born.

Apr 07
2:00 pm-6:00pm


120 Central Ave, Sausalito, CA 94965

Sausalito Womens Club Tour + Mentoring


Please join us for a Sunday afternoon at the Julia Morgan designed Sausalito Women's Club.

The clubhouse was designed by Julia Morgan in 1918, home to the Sausalito Womens Club and rented out for weddings and events.

2pm-3:30 Tour of building & grounds with Dana Whitson

We'll tour the building and gardens hearing stories of the parallel struggles of Julia Morgan and the founders of the club, followed by a discussion of both the architecture and art in the club.

3:30 - 5pm OWA+DP time for us to enjoy the space & each other's company. Mentoring program TBD.

Homemade refreshments (Iced tea, hor d'oeuvres, sweets, iced tea, beer, wine) provided by OWA+DP members (sign up here if you want to bring something)

RSVP here on eventbrite

Jun 27


AIA East Bay Offices

Book Discussion - Burnout by Emily Nagoski PhD and Amelia Nagoski DMA


Come join AIA EB WiA and the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals (OWA+DP) in our first joint event as we discuss Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagsoki. This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.


This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent and aren’t recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish?

Jun 28


2 Embarcadero Plaza
Promenade level
Suite R2308
San Francisco

Wine + Walk w/InsideSource


Please join us for a tour and happy hour at Insidesource.
Insidesource is a global furniture dealer and workplace innovator transforming how and where companies work.

Meet at the Insidesource showroom at 2 Embarcadero Center, Promenade level at 4pm. We'll start with happy hour and a presentation then walk over to the All Steel showroom for more.

4-5pm Happy Hour + presentation at Insidesource
5-6pm Allsteel walkthrough, Happy Hour and dessert

Free to OWA+DP members and Persian BIBI members
$10 for non-members
All are welcome!

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