We have a leadership committee that is passionate about promoting equity and creating the events, initiatives, and conversations that need to happen for equity in our profession to increase. Below is our 2019 leadership.
NICOLE SEEKELY, AIA
Nicole is a Project Architect at Smith Dalia, and served as a Board Director at AIA Georgia from 2014-2018. She cares about design, detail, and construction, and she works on a range of project sizes and types including adaptive use and mixed-use.
Nicole makes sure the group stays on point and keeps the gears turning. She assists in professional development programs such as the mini-MBA series, developer know-how series, and is currently working on a guidebook of female architecture (past and present) in Georgia.
ANN M. ROGERS, AIA
Ann is an Associate and Architect at Perkins + Will, with a special focus in healthcare architecture. She cares a lot about form, function, and how buildings can make people's lives better.
Ann was the 2016 Co-Chair of Atlanta netWorking Women, and helped lead the group through its transition to Equity in Architecture. She assists with advocacy and outreach efforts including our Equity Extend program.
ANNE-MICHAEL SUSTMAN, AIA
Anne-Michael is a Senior Associate & Project Manager with Smith Dalia Architects. She has overseen the design and construction of several large-scale building developments in Atlanta and the Southeast.
Anne-Michael was the 2014 Co-chair and 2015 Chair of Atlanta netWorking Women, and acted as adviser to subsequent chairs. She, along with Nicole and Ann formed the AIA Georgia Equity in Architecture group. Anne-Michael is always a reliable source for the latest research and news on equity in our profession.
LAUREN HIATT, AIA, NCARB
Lauren is a Registered Architect practicing at the Beck Group on higher education, commercial and retail projects.
Lauren is passionate about connecting with architecture students. She is a licensing advisor with NCARB, and through EQiA, Lauren has given lectures and workshops to encourage students to become licensed professionals and bridge the gap from education to practice.
CARMEN STAN, AIA
Carmen P. Stan is a Project Architect at Robert M. Cain, Architect and has been with the company since 2005. She oversees all phases of project work and manages and supervises staff. She has a thorough understanding of design and sustainable methods, works efficiently with clients and general contractors.
For the last two years, while serving on Equity in Architecture - Advocacy and Outreach Committee, she helped set up events, coordinated programs, interviewed outstanding professional women and, attended the AIA Women Leadership Summit in Washington. In 2019, she will continue to help in a leadership role and work with the other members to raise awareness and promote our organization, help organize events, and write about outstanding women.
TANYA RICHARD, AIA
Tanya Richard is a licensed, LEED accredited architect and the Education Studio Leader at Corgan Atlanta. Her success is based on a belief in team building and communication.
She is an advocate and leader of the EQiA Mentorship program that builds relationships within the architectural community to encourage, support, and provide guidance in forming lasting mentorships throughout the state of Georgia.
KELLY DARBY, LEED AP BD+C
Kelly makes marketing magic happen at Warner Summers Architecture & Design. Her efforts in business development and marketing ensure the best in client care and presentation quality.
Kelly works alongside fellow EQiA volunteers to see projects through that let minority voices in architecture shine. She has helped coordinate Equity Extends and is currently working on a project to highlight Georgia Women in Architecture.
Elizabeth works in lighting and assists Architects, Electrical Engineers, Interior Designers, Lighting Designers, Electrical Distributors in their quest to light their coveted spaces. Lighting changes the aesthetic of a space more than any other component.
Elizabeth assists with the networking events and getting the word out to the masses.
Bailey in an Architectural Design Professional at Warner Summers and works on different types and sizes of commercial projects.
Bailey works on advocacy and outreach with EQiA . She and the other team members plan events, including Equity Extend, to encourage Networking and Community. She is interested in connecting students and new professionals with experienced professionals.
JESSICA P. FLAKE, WELL AP, ASSOC. AIA
Jessica is an Architectural Coordinator and WELL accredited professional at HDR. She utilizes her background in both architecture and interior design to develop thoughtful, human-centered design solutions in the healthcare, higher education, science, and technology fields.
This is Jessica's first year serving on Equity in Architecture. She is looking forward to highlighting the contributions of women in the AEC community by raising awareness and organizing events. She also hopes to encourage and support others in their pursuit of licensure as she is currently working towards the same goal.