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Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2019

Volume 47:4
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SAN FRANCISCO LIVING: HOME TOURS - AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design

The Retreat is coming up on the weekend of September 13th, . If interested, please contact Rachel Slonicki.

WIA Exhibit 2020

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Initiating from the OWA+DP platform, members Naomi Horowitz and Bridget Basham have commenced planning an exhibit on Bay Area Women in Architecture, which we hope will become a recurrent event. Our primary goal is to raise public awareness for Women Architects and broaden the understanding/ appreciation of Architecture in general. There is also a strong desire to attract a more diverse range of voices to our profession, facilitated via conscious educational/ event planning. In order to do justice to this ambition, we need your help!

To bring focus and coherence to the exhibit, we have selected a theme. Given that this is the inaugural exhibit we thought that the theme “Life-cycle of a Woman in Architecture” would be relevant. Our hope is that this theme provides opportunities to inject humor and playfulness into such a weighty subject through graphics and games. We also have some preliminary ideas about logistics, including venues and related events. However, we want more voices than ours in developing the program, and it will take the efforts of more of us to pull this together. If you or are inspired to help strategize, have graphic design/ photography/ or other relevant skills, or ideas about who could contribute stories or architectural ephemera, we want you to join our WIA Exhibit Steering Committee.

We are planning to jump-start this effort with an “Introductory” conference call on or around Monday September 16th. We have provided an initial timeline below to give you a sense of the 2019 planning schedule.


· 09/16//2019 Introductory/ 1st Planning call
· Due 09/13/2019 Create Flyer OWADP Retreat
· 09/24/2019 2nd Planning call
· 09/30/2019 Finalize preliminary budget
· 10/12/2019 Pre-Business Plan - present program/ budget WIA Exhibit 2020
· 10/22/2019 Business Meeting - program/ budget approved
· 10/28/2019 Regroup/ budget report-out/ create schedule
· 05/2020 WIA Exhibit 2020

Please write to indicating your/ others' interest and we'll issue a doodle poll following.

Hoping that we may collaborate!

Naomi Horowitz and Bridget Basham


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At the Retreat we will be nominating at least two new Steering Committee members, and the roles of new and old members will be distributed among next year's Committee.If you are interested please talk to one of the committee members at retreat or email us.

Please find more info about 2019 Committee Members and the roles here.

OWA 2019 Annual Business Meeting

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Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Mithun Architects
660 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

The Annual Business Meeting and Steering Committee Elections is coming up on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

We will review the budget from this past year, pass the new budget and hold elections for new steering committee members. Food and drink provided.

Did you know that all OWA+DP members are welcome to attend the year-end Business Meeting? If you are planning to attend please RSVP here before October 20, 2019. This is a private event for OWA members only!

Please email us a minimum of one week before the Pre-Business Meeting, to be sure your item is added to the Agenda.

Webinar Training | Get Started Writing & Get Your Name Out There

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Getting Your Foot in the Door on Thought Leadership with Mia Scharphie and Evelyn Lee

Sep 17, 2019 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Becoming a published writer in design publications can boost your recognition--inside and outside of your company, and help you develop your voice and perspective. But how do you get started, and get your foot in the door? Wondering how people get picked for these opportunities? Wondering even if you did, how you’d make the time given your busy day-to-day?

In this session with creative career coach Mia Scharphie and architecture practice expert and writer Evelyn Lee of the Practice of Architecture, we’ll bust through the myth that you have to wait to be picked, walk you step-by-step how to start writing for design publications, and teach you how to align your new writing habit with your creative growth at work.

Learn more and RSVP Here


by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design    |    Share #1367

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Co-presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours program is an open house event featuring five modern residences. As the first tour program in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect’s point of view, this popular event showcases a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, multi-family complexes, affordable housing and contemporary renovations. Tour participants see some of the latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique modern living.

Learn more and buy ticket Here!
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