2019 Architecture + the City // Diversity in Practice: How Diversity and In...

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One Bush Plaza, Suite 200

San Francisco, 94104

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AIA Member: $15 | General: $25
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As architects and designers, we are experiencing a significant period of transformation, acknowledging that we have not been a uniform body of practitioners for a while, and we need to evolve to make room for the changing face of the practice. This is increasingly clear in the industry’s efforts to address equity and justice, not only within the AEC industry but also in facing the most pressing challenges of the communities and people we serve. But how exactly do we leverage that diversity, enrich the design dialogue, and in turn enhance our design solutions?

At this event, emerging design professionals from the HOK San Francisco studio share their perspectives and insights on how they are living this transformation and the challenges and opportunities they encounter in the practice of design. While research has indicated that diverse teams show improved creativity and decision-making, navigating through different sets of perspectives and cultural backgrounds on a day-to-day basis is a learning challenge for all those involved. With this in mind, the speakers will discuss practical and concrete ways to incorporate cultural differences in design exchange and how to mitigate cross- cultural miscommunication.


At the same time, the event explores how cultural competency and empathy inform global, integrated design practice. A diverse practice (of complementary design services) and workforce presents the opportunity to develop an inclusive culture, seek out different paths to leadership, and grow a more cohesive practice. Speakers will also examine the initiatives HOK has used to engender cultural awareness, appreciation, and respect for different backgrounds and experiences. Expanding opportunities for emerging talent to succeed in within our studio and our larger industry moves us toward an equitable practice which will thrive in the future.

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