Discussion on Women in Architecture at AIA-SF

Pamela Wadsworth Goode - Oct 13, 2011 10:56AM

Not so sure about the title of the event, but thought some might be interested. See below,

Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch with Architect Barbie
October 21, 2011 12:00 - 12:30 pm: networking | 12:30 - 1:30 pm: presentation
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
$15 students with valid ID; $25 AIA SF and SMPS members; and $40 nonmembers (fee includes 1.0 LUs and lunch). Space is limited; pre-registration is required | Click here to register.

Women - what's up now? Architecture is Barbie's profession for 2011. AIA and Mattel partnered on an architect Barbie Doll as well as a Barbie Doll dream house competition. Representing different paths in the design profession, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA (Perkins + Will), Ila Berman (California College of the Arts), EB Min (Min|Day) and Anne M. Torney (Daniel Solomon Design Partners) will discuss their careers and share their perspectives on women in the profession. The group will explore the following topics:

What is the current state of women's participation in the profession?
How does "Architect Barbie" influence roles, including stereotypes for women in the profession?
What does it take to become successful in architecture?
How can women shape the future of the profession?

The seminar format will include audience participation, allowing the architects, designers, and marketing professionals to be fully engaged in the conversation. Designer Jessica Lane, founder and editor in chief of the design magazine Calx, will moderate the presentation.

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