WHAT: American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIA SF)
in cooperation with SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services)
WHEN: Friday, October 21
Noon – 12:30 PM Networking
12:30 – 1:30 PM Presentation
WHERE: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Women – what’s up now? Architecture is Barbie’s profession for the year (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) and EB Min (Min|Day) 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 Calx, a design magazine and author of the blog post, “The Audacity of Architect Barbie,” will moderate the presentation.
Admission fees: $15 for students with valid ID; $25 for AIA SF and SMPS members; and $40 for non-members. Fee includes 1.0 LUs and lunch. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required at www.aiasf.org/registration. In celebration of breast cancer awareness month, a percentage of the ticket sales will benefit Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.
AIA San Francisco - Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) is the third largest of the AIA's 300 chapters. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world's first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design.
AIA San Francisco represents more than 2,300 members in San Francisco and Marin County. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member service, and professional excellence
Ila Berman, director of Architecture at California College of the Arts and principal of Studio Matrixx, is an architect and architectural theorist who holds a doctorate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Dr. Berman is the recipient of many awards and honors including, among others the J. P. Herndon Traveling Fellowship where she conducted research on contemporary urban and architectural landscapes. In 2005 she was the recipient of the President’s Award at Tulane University, where she was a Favrot Professor and the Associate Dean of the School of Architecture until December 2007. Her design work, which ranges in scale from objects to cities, has been published in GAM Zero Landscape, the Cornell Architecture Journal, Cityscape, c3Korea, JAE, and Appendx among others.
EB Min, AIA is the San Francisco based principal of Min | Day. An honors graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in Art History and Studio Art, she began her architectural studies as a cross-registered student at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. E.B.’s experience in the landscape architecture office of Delaney and Cochran nurtured her interest in the integration of landscapes and buildings. E.B. has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Architecture Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and serves on the Board of Directors of the AIA San Francisco.
Cathy Simon, FAIA, LEED AP is a design principal at Perkins + Will. Her focus on transformative design is evident at all scales. Larger-scale work is best exemplified by San Francisco's Ferry Building, a once-disused relic reborn as a public marketplace and the site of the nation's most highly-regarded farmer's market, as well as a place of vibrant community. Notable smaller projects include numerous independent K-12 projects including the Urban School, a private high school whose identity and relationship to its neighborhood were revolutionized as a result of its new facility. Cathy's design philosophy and expertise have made her a natural spokesperson for the burgeoning revitalization of post-industrial waterfronts worldwide. She frequently speaks and teaches on issues of urbanization, revitalization and the ways and means of creating these vibrant places that nurture the growth of community.
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AIA San Francisco - AIASF
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as public forums, tours, lectures, and gallery exhibitions that provide architects and design enthusiasts with many opportunities to explore the local built environment.