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

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. 

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

August Equity Extend with Janice Wittschiebe!

  • Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery (map)
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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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Path to Licensure Scholarships
Jun
7
to Jul 31

Path to Licensure Scholarships

One of the objectives of AIA Georgia's Equity in Architecture is to help women become licensed architects.  Some obstacles to this are both time and money as studying and taking the exams is time-intensive and not easy on the wallet.  While we can't give you more hours in the day, we can provide some financial assistance to help with the latter aspect.  

Below are four different types of scholarships we are offering (for a total of 6 scholarships).  The only requirement to enter is that you live in Georgia.  We encourage all on the path to licensure to apply - men, women, students, recent graudates, seasoned-professionals, and everyone in between.

Winners will be selected at random and notified via email by July 31, 2017.  You may enter for all scholarship below, but only one scholarship will be awarded per person. 

Go to our page here to apply.

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April Equity Extend!
Apr
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

April Equity Extend!

Equity Extend is a new series of monthly casual happy hours, the goal being to meet certain movers and shakers in our community.  We'll grab a drink and hear a quick talk by a featured architect / designer / contractor / etc. on their path through the AEC profession. There will then be some good ol' hanging out and networking afterwards!

Our next Equity Extend will be April 25th, 2017. SOPHIA TARKHAN will be our featured guest!

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Sophia is a Project Manager and Associate at Cooper Carry, in downtown Atlanta. She has a VERY interesting background, having achieved Masters degrees in both Building Construction and Architecture. She's worked on all sides of the project table, practicing as a Construction Manager, Program Manager (Owner's Rep), and Project Architect. Come hear how her multiple professional lives have helped inform her unique approach to project delivery, communication, and the profession of architecture in general. Oh yea, she's ALSO the President of NOMA Atlanta!

This event has reached its capacity of 20 guests. Please do come to the next one in May!

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EQUITY EXTEND!
Mar
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

EQUITY EXTEND!

Equity Extend is a new series of monthly casual happy hours, the goal being to meet certain movers and shakers in our community.  We'll grab a drink and hear a quick talk by a featured architect / designer / contractor / etc. on their path through the AEC profession. There will then be some good ol' hanging out and networking afterwards!

Our first Equity Extend will be March 30th 2017. SHARON FERGUSON-POPE will be our featured guest!

Sharon is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Design and Construction for the Georgia Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. With an architecture background, she brings expert insight to the client side of design and construction. Come learn about her unique experience in managing, coordinating, and implementing the construction of USG's capital projects.

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International Women's Day Picnic in the Park!
Mar
8
12:00pm12:00pm

International Women's Day Picnic in the Park!

  • Active Oval Loop Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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Come join Equity in Architecture for a casual picnic in the park to celebrate International Women's Day and to learn more about EQiA! 

All are welcome to this casual meet-and-greet! Please bring your own lunch and a blanket to Lake Clara Meer Dockside, Piedmont Park (near the 12th Street entrance on Piedmont Avenue). 

Limited free street parking on 10th Street. Parking deck by the Botanical Garden.

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NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP - "Knowing Your Objectives"
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP - "Knowing Your Objectives"

Join AIA Atlanta's netWorking Women for an exciting negotiation workshop, led by three very special women who are dedicated to helping you become a master negotiator!

Leading up to the guided workshop, attendees can enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvre and a brief discussion. Panelists include:

  • Jill Ratliff, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Assurant Specialty Property
  • Karen Dick, Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Equifax, Inc. 
  • Allyson Hajdu, Vice President of Global Real Estate & Facilities at Equifax, Inc.

This event isn't just for women--we welcome all professionals who may find the workshop useful in advancing their careers. Attendance is $15.00.

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Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

SUMMER SOCIAL AT ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS!

Let's enjoy a relaxing summer evening with a tour of the newly renovated Children's Garden and the installations of Dale Chihuly's art! 

We will meet outside visitor center at 6:00 p.m. sharp! An exclusive tour of Children’s Garden will take place from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

$15 tickets available to the first 30 registrants. Full priced tickets subject to availability at the ABG. Parking available in the adjacent deck (not included with registration).

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SPEED NETWORKING
May
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

SPEED NETWORKING

Join us for the ever-popular Speed Networking Event! 

This round-robin meeting format is designed to help you form several new and useful business contacts with ease and efficiency! Not only will you get the chance to network with several folks in the Atlanta A/E/C industry, but our moderator will provide you with helpful tips on taking your speed networking skills out into other professional settings. 

Register at AIAAtlanta.org

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LECTURE+ DISCUSSION
Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

LECTURE+ DISCUSSION

Please join us for an evening with Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP! 

As the Global Director of Diversity for Perkins + Will (an award-winning interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm), Gabrielle has in-depth knowledge of the importance of diversity in advancing the architectural profession.

In order to remain competitive and relevant within an ever-changing marketplace, she advocates that the diversity of design professions should mirror the society they serve.

Please join us for wine, hors d'oeuvre, and a lecture on her work with Perkins + Will, followed by a guided discussion on concrete ways we can promote equity at any level in our professional development.

  • Cocktails and networking: 6:00 - 6:45
  • Lecture and discussion: 6:45 - 7:45

Click HERE to register!

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ANNUAL WINE TASTING (2015)
Jan
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

ANNUAL WINE TASTING (2015)

Kick off the year by joining netWorking Women at Kimball Office for an end of the week wind-down! Enjoy a variety of unique fine wines with accompanying food pairings, while catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. All are welcome to attend! Validated parking available for the Two Live Oak deck.

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