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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.

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Mar 05
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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


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.

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

Sep 20


Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma CA

OWA+DP 2024 Retreat Sept 20-22


Save the date for our Annual Retreat!

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