While it is still a few months away, most of the planning for AIA Convention has already happened, including the schedule of workshops, seminars, and events. Speakers have been lined up, and among those is one of AIA Pittsburgh’s own who will be traveling down to Atlanta this May to lend their voice and expertise.
Nicole Graycar, AIA, of IDC Architects | CH2M Hill, will be part of the team to present “Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action!” An invited guest at last year’s AIA Emerging Professionals Summit, and Vice Chair of YAF, Graycar’s engagement in both the profession and the community makes her a great choice for this workshop. “Equity by Design” will look at how to advance the practice of architecture and make its value better known, with a focus on topics such as hiring and retention, growth and development, and meaning and influence. Two of Graycar’s co-speakers for this workshop are founders of the Missing 32% Project – including Rosa Sheng, AIA – which looks at the percentage of women that graduate architecture school but never become fully vested in the profession. To learn more about this, and all of the offerings at Convention 2015, go to the AIA Convention site.
A big thank you to Nicole for her involvement! Are you or someone you know involved with Convention too? Let us know in the comments below.