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2019 WIA Events

The WIA (Women in Architecture) is a subcommittee of the AIA Silicon Valley. Founded in 2015, the committee’s focus is on expanding equity, equality, and diversity in the profession of architecture. The WIA offers programs which empower and support women as they establish their professional identities, develop their career paths, and find their leadership direction. Gender serves as a gateway topic to addressing experiences of diversity - allowing a flexible and expansive focus on topics. These are addressed through our events as the committee members and event guests navigate their intersectional identities and the challenges of living and working in a complex socio-historic context, a dynamic economic and technological region, and a turbulent political climate.

The WIA is pleased to announce the 2019 events theme: Advocacy. The events will address topics in advocacy scaling from self-advocacy to advocacy for others and advocacy for the community. As the year progresses, conversations will explore how articulating experience and goals can impact individuals both professionally and personally. The ultimate goal of this year’s events is to promote a more diverse and equitable field by enhancing communication and empathy.

Join us at the events listed below to explore more about advocacy! Both members and non-members are welcome.

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WIA: FAIA Roundtable

  • Aedis Architects 387 South 1st Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an AIA Fellow? Here’s the chance to find out!

Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA, President & Co-Founder of Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc. and Sharon Refvem, AIA, Senior Associate & Director, Sustainability Resource Group, Hawley Peterson Snyder, will co-lead the discussion.

Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA

Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA

Sharon Refvem, AIA

Sharon Refvem, AIA

Even if you have not yet considered this path, the Roundtable will give you an opportunity to delve into the ins and outs of what it takes to become an FAIA! The journey to Fellowship is a long one, and understanding the process is key. A Fellow and a recent applicant, Pam and Sharon will share their valuable lessons learned.

It’s not too early to consider the idea or plan ahead!

* Food and refreshments will be provided!

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Aedis Architects, 387 South 1st Street, Ste 300, San Jose, CA 95113