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Calendar | 2023


Dec 10


Drake's Dealership
2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

2022 OWA+DP Holiday Benefit Party


Join us for a wonderful evening of friends, food, and merriment to bring in the season at our Annual Holiday Benefit Party.

FREE for members + one guest

Each year as we gather to enjoy the festivities, we also remember to contribute to a good cause. We will be partnering with Hamilton Families to help end family homelessness.

Gloves&Scarves&Hats for children
Make Donations to:

RSVP by DEC. 9 on Eventbrite

Bring a friend and bring some luck as there will be opportunities to win raffle prizes! The OWA+DP merchandise with the new logo
will also be on hand for purchase.


Jan 25
12:00pm-1:00pm +

Triton Museum Visit with architect Darlene Jang, OWA+DP member


Meet the Triton Museum's Architects Darlene Jang and Wayne Barcelon!

Learn how the beautiful space came to be with the architects of the Triton Museum.

1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

click here to RSVP

Feb 01

Renew Your Membership


Memberships run from Feb 1 to Feb 1. Renew or enroll now to make full use of your membership 2023.

CURRENT AND PAST MEMBERS may renew by clicking here

NEW MEMBERS may register by clicking here

2023 Membership Dues:
Professional: $90
Supporting: $180 or more
Student: $40
Out-of-Town: $50; >100 mile from Bay Area)

Feb 28


Zoom Presentation:
see login info below

Hoverlay Augmented Reality Presentation


Hoverlay will do a presentation of their Augmented Reality Platform for OWADP Members.

Nicolas Robbe will be presenting.

Hoverlay puts the power of the spatial web in the hands of individuals, artists, educators, brands, content creators, cities, and enterprises. Our turn-key suite of technologies revolutionizes the creation and distribution of augmented reality content into physical locations. Hoverlay AR publishing platform provides today’s most powerful spatial computing capabilities, while ensuring a seamless integration into today’s user journeys.

Please consider downloading the Hoverlay app to your cell phone before the zoom meeting. You can say no to camera access when you download then allow camera during meeting if you decide to experiment with the app.

Join the Zoom meeting:
Topic: OWA+DP's AR Introductory Workshop
Time: Feb 28, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Log in at:

Meeting ID: 842 5474 8429
Passcode: 814807

Find a local number to call in:

Mar 14


Interface® Carpet Tile and Resilient Flooring
457 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Visit Interface Flooring Showroom


Interface Carbon Neutral Floors
Sustainability + Flooring's Role.

Boldly proclaimed on the Interface website: "From the production of our products to the relationships we have with our customers, the way we work is driven by our mission to help restore the health of the planet."

The employees take this goal very seriously.
On Tuesday, March 14, come listen to one of the largest sustainable carpet tile companies, learn about the varieties and innovations in the industry.

Receive 1 CEU for the topic of Sustainability and Embodied Carbon.

Food and Refreshments will be served.

Sign Up Now at

Mar 31


Harvey Milk Terminal 1

SFO Tour of Harvey Milk Terminal (T1) & C3C Building


Tour of the new terminal by OWA+DP member Nazila Duran (Program Manager of the T1-BAB with WSP) & Trudy Homer (SFO Project Manager of Courtyard 3 Connector Building).

Register on Eventbrite at

NOTE: Space is limited to 15 members. First come first serve. Exact location to meet will be provided to those who sign up.

Apr 20


Click here for Zoom instructions

Third Thursday Zoom Social


Please Join us for The Third Thursday Zoom Social, an informal gathering of members and guests to check-in, catch-up, and share news.

Apr 22


Tamalpais Room, 2F
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 100
Berkeley, California

OWA+DP Anniversary Symposium


The Future of Shelter: Where do we go from here?

The Symposium is a whole day event, a two hour presentation in the morning and a two hour presentation in the afternoon with a lunch break and a final discussion moderated by our discussant. Tickets for the symposium include a box lunch from a well-known local restaurant.

There will be an evening reception for the speakers after the Symposium in a small restaurant, Cafenated, in Berkeley. You are highly encouraged to come and meet the speakers. Payment for the reception is separate from the Symposium ticket.

The 50th Anniversary Symposium page is here

Email either Carol Mancke or Mui Ho if you have questions.

May 09
6:00 pm-8:30 pm


300 Montgomery St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA

Mentoring with Architects, Interior Designer, UXIX and Landscape Architect


Meet one-on-one with experienced architects and design professionals to review your resume and/or portfolio.


Thank you!

May 23
5:30 pm-7:30 pm


VIRTUAL - link will be provided upon registration

The Art of Acoustics


Salter and Associates are world-renowned acousticians who provide acoustic solutions for buildings ranging from the Frank Gehry L.A. Concert Hall to the school of medicine at UCLA to individual homes and condos. The firm started in 1975. The firm also offers audiovisual, and security services.

Salter will lead a lively discussion on the state of the art for acoustics.

Salter's Website

Space is limited. Please register through Eventbrite.
Register deadline is Friday, 5/19/2023.

Jun 11
11:00 am-open


Tilden Park
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, California 94708
Park and meet near the north end of Tilden Park where the Little Farm is.

OWADP Informal Family Day


This is a casual OWADP meet-up to socialize and bring your family so they know who you have been meeting with or talking to...

Bring your own blankets and food and let's all hang out in the gorgeous weather before it gets super hot.

We plan to meet near the Little Farm in Tilden Park. Here is a link with some more information and a small map.

We hope to see everyone that can make it there!

Meeting location at Tilden Park

Jun 25


Ruth Bancroft Gardens
1552 Bancroft Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

via Eventbrite

50th Anniversary Garden Gala


Join us in celebrating our 50th year at the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Succulent Gardens located in Walnut Creek.

Enjoy the warm summer breeze, by strolling through the beautiful gardens on the premises. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

A delicious dinner of paella and tapas (vegetarian options available) will be served.

There will be dancing to all your favorite music over 5 decades!

Decorative, festive hats are encouraged!

Bring cash or a checkbook to participate in the Silent Auction.

Space is limited, book your tickets early for the early registration discount. The price per person will be $150 after 6/1/23.

Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2023
Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Ruth Bancroft Gardens (1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598)

Register via Eventbrite

Jul 25


One Bush Street, San Francisco

HOK Office Tour and Talk


A tour and talk prepared for OWA+DP members to see the HOK office and some of their latest buildings and projects.

The tour will be led by Shiva Mendez, Principal, specializing in Healthcare. She serves on HOK’s Board of Directors and co-leads HOK’s firm-wide Diversity Advisory Council with Kimberly Dowdell AIA’s 2024 President.

The office is in a Modern Architecture Landmark building which was the first International style building in San Francisco, built as the headquarters of the Crown Zellerbach.

Join us for an interactive evening with food and drinks generously provided by HOK SF Office.

The location is close to the Montgomery BART Station. We will meet in the lobby of the building and then make our way upstairs to the HOK office.


Photos from the HOK visit

Aug 11
thru Aug 13


Hearst Castle
750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452

50th Anniversary Hearst Castle Trip


Join us for a relaxing long weekend trip to San Simeon and a tour of Hearst Castle with OWA+DP friends old and new.

Suggested itinerary, you may participate in as many or as few as you would like:

Friday August 11
8:30 am - Take the *Coast Starlight* Train to Paso Robles. Sara Mae will drive from there to Cambria or Drive/carpool on your own.
6pm - Dinner at San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill

Saturday August 12
10am - “Designing the Dream” Hearst Castle Tour
1pm - Lunch, tbd
PM - free time, enjoy the pool and ocean
6pm - Dinner together at Cavalier Coastal Kitchen

Sunday August 13
9am - Hearst Castle Tour - contact Sara Mae for details
12pm - Lunch together & drive home

Recommended hotel is the San Simeon Lodge

Costs for accommodations, transportation & meals on your own. Contact Sara Mae to book the tour(s) and coordinate carpools and roommates if you want to share a room.

Aug 19


Gilda Puente-Peters Residence
1076 Arlington Blvd, El Cerrito

Landscape Architecture Presentation & Outdoor Family Potluck


Join us for a Landscape Architecture presentation by Leslie Golden, a long-time active member of OWA+DP.

Leslie Golden is a licensed landscape architect with over 30 years of transforming public spaces through sustainable landscape solutions. Retired from the public workforce, she is currently focused on residential work. As one of the first Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals and Rater, she is committed to designing spaces that conserve our natural resources and enhance animal habitats. She specializes in California natives and drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plant material.

The event is a family potluck held outdoors in the beautiful backyard of Gilda Puente-Peters. We will send a potluck sign-up form to those registered.

Register today at

Landscape Architecture Presentation

Sep 22
thru Sep. 24


Westerbeke Ranch
Sonoma CA

OWA+DP Annual Retreat


Oct 17
5:30 PM


AIA East Bay
2150 Allston Way, Suite 310
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 464-3600

OWA+DP 2003 Annual Business Meeting


Please join us for our Annual Business Meeting where we vote on the budget, vote in new steering committee members and discuss the following year and beyond. We need a quorum of members to vote, so please attend in person, on zoom or designate a proxy if you cannot make it.

We will be providing refreshments and a light dinner, please RSVP here on eventbrite.

The agenda and zoom link will be emailed a week prior to the meeting.

Nov 14
6:30 pm-7:45 pm



OWA+DP Presents a Dunn-Edwards Paint Seminar


Join us for a lively Zoom presentation by Rose Garrison on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 6:30 – 7:45 PM. The speaker will be the long-time Northern California Architectural Services Dunn-Edwards Representative, Rose Garrison.

The paint technology program includes:
• Four basic components of paint and their impact on quality and performance
• Mechanisms of paint film formation
• The relationship between pigment and binder levels in paint
• Making submittal review easy using a “Basis for Design” and technical data information

The paint components have changed so much in the past 15 years that it’s important to understand what the changes have been, and why.

Further, what changes are coming? Wallpaper is undergoing a revival now, for example. How will paint compete?

Join us via Zoom and earn 1 CEU point as well!

Eventbrite RSVP

Nov 30

Health Plan Open Enrollment Ends


The OWA has been pleased to offer medical insurance to its members for over 25 years. Our plans are available to women and men, individuals and firms, in architecture and other design fields. The plans allow individuals access to a group coverage which can offer significant advantages over an individual plan.

Contact Anne Jakiemiec to register
tel: 833-237-9251
fax: 866-309-0442


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.

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