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Mon 02.27.2017

Diversity and Equity in Architecture


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Where: At The Center   

Join us for a panel discussion on diversity and equity in architecture that will revolve around the diversity of the profession itself and look at which communities the profession serves or neglects to serve.

National professional organizations like the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, in collaboration with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, have made great efforts to encourage minority populations to find a place in the field of architecture as a career path and as a community resource.

Representatives of these organizations will discuss current initiatives and opportunities.

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture
David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, 1100 Architect; 2017 President, AIANY

Damon Leverett, MFA, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Director, Diversity and Emerging Professionals Engagement, American Institute of Architects
Tania Salgado, AIA, Founding Principal, Handprint Architecture
Sonia Watson, Chief Executive, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust; Director, Watson & Watson, London, UK

Responses by:
Venesa Alicea, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Dattner Architects; Co-chair, AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Danei Cesario, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, Project Architect, Francis Cauffman; Co-chair, AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Moderator: Asad Syrkett, Editor, Curbed

Organized by: AIA New York and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for general public 



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