YAF Atlanta Summer Social
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

YAF Atlanta Summer Social

https://www.aiaatl.org/events/aec-chill-2019/

Join Young Architects Forum at AEC & Chill for a summer cooldown!

This isn’t your typical networking event. We’re going big with food, drink, and games like ping pong, putt putt and the JE Dunn slide!

For just $10, you’ll dig into savory barbecue and wash it down with beer, margaritas, and wine. To top it all off, we’ll have popsicles from King of Pops.

Get your ticket now and invite a few friends for a fun night of fellowship!

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Setting Ambitious & Creative Career Goals, Workshop with Mia Scharphie
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Setting Ambitious & Creative Career Goals, Workshop with Mia Scharphie

Setting Ambitious & Creative Career Goals

Women often sell themselves short—what Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In calls the “leadership ambition gap.” In this interactive workshop, we break down why that gap exists, and how women can move past the obstacles to set, and achieve more ambitious goals for themselves. This workshop creates a motivating space for workshop participants to investigate what being more ambitious about their career goals would mean for them—and to leverage both their left and right brain in aiming higher. At the same time, they’ll learn to avoid burnout by working smarter not harder, and building lasting value for themselves through the investments of their time. Participants will set next-level career goals for themselves and learn practical strategies for achieving them, marshaling the support of others.  

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AIA Atlanta and Circle of Trust Summer Social
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

AIA Atlanta and Circle of Trust Summer Social

Summer Social is back!

Tickets are going fast for summer’s biggest AEC event, hosted by AIA Atlanta and The Circle of Trust. Sign up now to join more than 200+ professionals for the ultimate mix of business and pleasure.

We’re headed to Manning Commercial on the Westside for a night of networking, complete with a live DJ, tasty appetizers, and your first two drinks are on us.

https://www.aiaatl.org/events/summer-social-2019/

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GT EQiA Forum Identity Inclusion Power
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

GT EQiA Forum Identity Inclusion Power

  • Georgia Tech College of Architecture Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Georgia Tech Equity in Architecture group for a panel discussion on Identity, Inclusion, and Power.

Keynote speaker:

Wanona Satcher, CEO and Founder of Makhers Studio

Panelists:

Yousef Bushehri, PhD Student & Architecture Faculty, Georgia Institute of Technology

Heather Infantry, Executive Director, Generator

Leeland McPhail, Associate, BLDGS

Vernelle Noel, Ventulett NEXT Generation Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

Liz York, FAIA, Architect, GT Graduate and Mother of Three

The discussion will be followed by a reception featuring beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres .

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Winter Social - Bad Axe Throwing
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Social - Bad Axe Throwing

Please join us for some winter fun. We’ll be learning to throw axes at targets over at Bad Axe Throwing with private lanes and a dedicated instructor. The venue is located in Atlanta near West Midtown (off Huff Road).

Snacks and drinks will be provided by the wonderful folks at Shear Structural.

The first 10 people to register receive free admission - limit one free ticket per person. $10 per person after that. Register early as we’ll max out at 30 people.

Click here to get your ticket.

Thank you Shear Structural for sponsoring!

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2019 Planning Meeting
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Planning Meeting

Are you interested in getting more involved in Equity in Architecture? Please join us for a planning meeting for 2019! We'll be teeing up:

  • Professional Development Workshops

  • Networking + Socializing Opportunities

  • Promoting great female architects + Equity Allies

  • Anything else you’re interested in doing!

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MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 4
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 4

The Mini-MBA for the Emerging Professional seminar series will introduce basic business principles of the design profession. To succeed in today’s marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar series will empower the emerging professional by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained - as well as what role individuals can play in their firm’s success.

The fourth (and final!) session will include:

  • Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Leadership
  • Personal Branding
  • Mentoring
  • Personal Development Planning

SIGN UP HERE!

Special thanks to Perkins+Will for hosting us for the last session!

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MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 3
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 3

The Mini-MBA for the Emerging Professional seminar series will introduce basic business principles of the design profession. To succeed in today’s marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar series will empower the emerging professional by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained - as well as what role individuals can play in their firm’s success.

The third seminar will include:

  • Firm Financial Management
  • Understanding Multipliers
  • Developing Fees
  • Billing and Collecting

SIGN UP HERE!

Special thanks to JE Dunn for hosting us for this session.  Did we mention their office has a slide?! And thanks to Porcelanosa for providing the snacks and beverages!

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MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 2
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 2

The Mini-MBA for the Emerging Professional seminar series will introduce basic business principles of the design profession. To succeed in today’s marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar series will empower the emerging professional by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained - as well as what role individuals can play in their firm’s success.

The second seminar will include the following:

  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Loyalty in Business
  • Social Media and Networking
  • Proposals

SIGN UP HERE!

Than you to Cooper Carry for hosting us!

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MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 1
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

MINI-MBA for the Emerging Professional - Session 1

The Mini-MBA for the Emerging Professional seminar series will introduce basic business principles of the design profession. To succeed in today’s marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar series will empower the emerging professional by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained - as well as what role individuals can play in their firm’s success.

The first seminar will include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Review of Program
  • Ethics + Professional Practice
  • Firm Organization + Structure

SIGN UP HERE!

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Special thanks to Haworth for hosting the first session!  

Below is a map to their showroom and where to park:

 

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May Equity Extend with DAGMAR EPSTEN
May
2
6:45 PM18:45

May Equity Extend with DAGMAR EPSTEN

EQIA has the honor and privilege of hosting the one and only DAGMAR EPSTEN for Equity Extend!

Yep, the Founder (Owner and CEO 1991- 2016) of Epsten Group, Inc. will speak to us on all things high-performance buildings, starting your own firm, leadership, community involvement, and more.

She is a Registered Architect, FAIA, President and CEO of PlanAPlanet LLC and Managing Partner at Epsten Properties LLC.

Don't miss it, the seats are limited! SIGN UP HERE

 

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April Equity Extend with GREER GALLAGHER!
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

April Equity Extend with GREER GALLAGHER!

Please join us on April 19th for April's Equity Extend!

We'll be getting to know Greer Gallagher, VP of interiors at Holder Construction!

Yowza! This person is a rockstar. From VP at Holder, to Board Member at the Cobb Workforce Development Board, to Director at CREW, she is involved all over the city.

Come learn all about her professional journey and her advice for success in multiple professional realms, in an intimate setting with dinner, drinks, and discussion!

Buy a ticket HERE!

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2018 Mentorship Program Kick-Off: Savannah Edition
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Mentorship Program Kick-Off: Savannah Edition

2018 Mentorship Program Kick-Off: Savannah Edition

We'll be kicking off the mentorship program the evening of April 12th, immediately following the AIA Savannah chapter meeting (7pm-ish).   The location will be at JW Buckley and Associates - just a few blocks down from the chapter meeting location. 

We would love to have a mix of students, young professionals, and seasoned architects to place in groups - so please encourage your peers to all sign up!

If you plan to attend, please sign-up below so we know who to expect and can put you in a group that will best fit your experience level.  Thank you and we can't wait to see you on April 12th!

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Equity Extend with Jodi Borges-Bradley!
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Equity Extend with Jodi Borges-Bradley!

Please join us for the first Equity Extend of 2018 with JODI BORGES-BRADLEY!

Jodi is a Vice President with Nelson (formerly VeenendaalCave, Inc.), a global architecture, engineering, and design firm. As VP, she does everything from design to strategic planning to quality assurance to internal training development AND partnering with clients on sustainable initiatives! So, a lot!

She is a licensed interior designer and a LEED AP, an active member of CREW Atlanta (presently as a Director on the Board). She was recently Co-Chair of Leadership CREW (something we all should know about) and received the Shining Light recognition in 2014.

Come toast your new year and get to know this incredible woman!

Cost: $5 + your own food and drink

SIGN UP HERE

 

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2018 Mentoring Program Kick-Off and Tour!
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Mentoring Program Kick-Off and Tour!

  • MLK Junior Recreation and Acquatic Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for the 2018 Mentoring Program Kick-Off: a tour of the brand new MLK Junior Recreation and Aquatic Center by KAI Design & Build and Perkins + Will!

If you plan to attend, please sign-up below so we know who to expect.  Thank you and we can't wait to see you on February 6!

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2018 Wine and Plan!
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Wine and Plan!

Let’s celebrate making it through our first year! The EQiA full committee will be meeting for wine tasting and planning a’plenty, so if you are interested in getting involved, then please mark your calendar for Jan 11!

Please sign up here, so we know how much wine and snacks to get:

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November Equity Extend ft. DANA MCCLURE, Principal!
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

November Equity Extend ft. DANA MCCLURE, Principal!

  • Barcelona Wine Bar, Westside Iron Works (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Equity Extend is a series of monthly casual happy hours, designed to help you get to know the movers and shakers in our community! 

Dana is THE YOUNGEST EVER Principal to join Warner Summers! She is heavily involved in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), and also has two lovely kiddos under the age of five! Come hear how she navigates work and life with good humor, aplomb, and mastery.

Rumor on the street is that she will be giving away some of her favorite career books!

Tickets are $5 each, and each attendee is responsible for their own food and drink. Seating is capped at 15, so register early!

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PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP w/ Margaret Fletcher! Author, "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio"
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP w/ Margaret Fletcher! Author, "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio"

We're so excited to announce that Margaret Fletcher, architect and author of the recently published Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need will be joining us this November to host an exclusive two-hour seminar on portfolio design!

She'll cover a range of essential topics for architects and designers of any career stage. Whether you're a recent graduate applying to the first job, an emerging professional wanting to make sure they're logging their work accomplishments, or an experienced professional looking for something new, you won't want to miss this event.

CEU: A 2 hours CEU will be available to all those in attendance.  Sign-in sheets will be located at the event.

Tickets: Will be managed by AIA Georgia - please click here to register.  The workshop is free for students (bring your student ID to the event) or $10 for all others. 

Free Raffle: We will be giving away three (3!) paperback copies of Margaret's book at the event.  All those in attendance will be eligible for the giveaway!

Location details: Georgia Tech Academy of Medicine, 875 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

 

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PANEL DISCUSSION: "Laying the Groundwork for Equitable Workplaces"
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Laying the Groundwork for Equitable Workplaces"

Join us for an exciting evening focused on taking the first steps to creating a diverse and equitable workplace! 

Admission includes appetizers, beer, wine & soft drinks, and ample time for networking before and after the presentations and panel.  AIA National's Diversity + Inclusion team will present their recent demographic research. Then, we'll host an interactive panel discussion on the topic of equitable practice, featuring experts in the realm of gender, racial & ethnic equity at work. 

This event is the culmination of our Research subcommittee's work on the first two chapters of their Equity Toolkit

TOPICS:

  1. History:
    • Why are our workplaces the way they are?
    • How have the legal and HR professions evolved to address diversity and inclusion?
  2. Recruitment + Retention:
    • Whatrole does Human Resources play in hiring and retaining a diverse workforce?
    • How important are benefits?
  3. Day-to-day Issues:
    • In a field where success can be hard to quantify, how do firms ensure they're rewarding equitably?
    • What happens when a discrimination complaint is made? What is the best-case outcome?
  4. Culture:
    • How do firm leaders best support a diverse, inclusive culture?
    • How do non-leadership employees best support a diverse, inclusive culture?

PANELISTS:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! CAN'T ATTEND?  STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON OUR POD & WEBCAST...

 

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September Dinner with Erleen Hatfield!
Sep
5
6:45 PM18:45

September Dinner with Erleen Hatfield!

In lieu of our September Equity Extend, please join us for an exclusive, intimate dinner and chat with Erleen Hatfield, principal engineer for the brand new, gorgeous, multi-purpose retractable roof-topped Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta!

Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP is a Partner of Buro Happold, a global multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, and is based in New York.  She has over 25 years of experience in the structural design of a wide range of complex projects including sports facilities, high-rise, cultural, residential, and academic buildings. She is both a licensed structural engineer and architect.

She frequently lectures on innovation and technology in the building design and construction industry. With a focus on integrated engineering and the use of innovative technology.  She currently is the Principal in Charge of the Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons football team and new Atlanta FC soccer team.   

She has held board positions on numerous national industry committees including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on the Design of Steel Buildings, a trustee of the Beverly Willis Foundation (a non-profit to raise awareness of women’s contributions in the built environment), and an executive board member of the Applied Technology Council (a non-profit that funds industry research).

In addition, she teaches graduate architecture classes at Yale University.  

Past projects in include the World Trade Center Memorial Pavilion, The Tower at PNC, University of Nebraska’s new basketball arena, the School of Management at Yale University, to name a few.  TO NAME A FEW.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to meet one of the most brilliant contemporary minds in architecture / engineering.

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(Location will be at a downtown Atlanta restaurant; we'll send the registrants the final details)

 

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August Equity Extend with Janice Wittschiebe!
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

August Equity Extend with Janice Wittschiebe!

  • Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Janice is currently Principal-in-Charge at Stevens & Wilkinson, but had an illustrious national career prior to this. She co-founded the highly successful Richard Wittschiebe Hand and ran it for 22 years.

She's been providing client-oriented professional services since 1980 as a project designer, project manager and principal for multi-faceted projects. As a registered architect, registered interior designer, and LEED accredited professional, she brings a wide range of abilities and understanding to her clients and their projects.

We’re looking very forward for the opportunity to hear all of her secrets for weathering the inevitable ups and downs of the profession with good humor, grace, and mastery.

Please note that seating at this venue is capped at 10, so please register ASAP if you plan to attend!

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Equity Extend with Liz York!
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Equity Extend with Liz York!

Equity Extend is a series of monthly casual small-group happy hour, the goal being to meet get to know inspirational movers and shakers in our community on a more intimate level. We'll grab a drink and some food, then hear a brief talk by a featured architect / designer / contractor / etc. on their path through the AEC profession. There will then be time for Q+A afterwards, and of course, plenty of networking.

Our featured guest for June is Liz York, FAIA!

Liz York is the Associate Director for Quality and Sustainability at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Appointed as the first Chief Sustainability Officer for CDC in 2008, she establishes sustainability in CDC policy and operations, implements healthy and sustainable work environments, and facilitates staff involvement in sustainability efforts. At CDC since 1999, she has served as a construction project manager, design architect, and design reviewer, working closely with laboratory, security and safety professionals on CDC’s high containment labs and protocols.

She is a registered architect, and holds a BS and an MARCH, both from Georgia Tech.

Liz’s leadership has strengthened policy and understanding around the health impacts of the physical environment, gender issues in design, access to healthy food, and design effects on health equity.

She embraces the architect’s role as steward of societal values and focuses attention on policy and tools that help move the profession towards problem solving for these larger issues.

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June Equity Extend!
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

June Equity Extend!

KATHERINE MOLYSON is our featured guest for June! 

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Whoa, this woman is accomplished: 

She began her career in architecture, but quickly shifted to roles as an owner's representative project manager in order to influence macrolevel thinking on scope, budget and schedules. She incorporated Yellow Bird Project Management in April of 2017 as a boutique brand representing developers and owners. Her expertise includes capital improvement work, building re-envisioning, and corporate workplace strategy. She also pursues involvement with base building development. Ms. Molyson takes great pride in balancing aesthetics with schedule and budget management. Speaking of which, did you know she was the key player in making the STEALTH sculpture happen?

She also has a strong history of both civic and community involvement. She served on the Technical Advisory Panel for the City of Atlanta Office of Buildings from 2012 - 2017. She serves on the Dad’s Garage Improv Theater Executive Board of Directors and leads the Building Task Force. She is a graduate of the 2014 class of Outstanding Atlanta, 2013 class of LEAD Atlanta, 2011 class of ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership. She served as Chair 2014 ULI Center for Leadership. She was a 2016 Juror for the ULI Hines Student Competition. She chairs the Les Societe des Tetes Grandes (“The Big Heads”), supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Oh yeah, and she's super nicepassionate about gender equity, and easy to talk to about all of the above.

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