Women in Architecture - WiA, Los Angeles

Women in Architecture - WiA, Los Angeles AIA LA’s Women in Architecture (WiA LA) is a group with a mission for creating gender equity in architecture AIA LA’s Women in Architecture (WIA LA ), a group with a mission for creating gender equity in architecture had their first launch meeting on January 26th, 2016.
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The group will have monthly workshops and host the annual “Powerful” conference in Fall of 2016. The WIA LA co-chairs for 2016 are Patti Rhee, Tania Van Herle, Pooja Bhagat, Ashley Perkins. Interested in signing up for our newsletter? Follow the link below to sign up! http://eepurl.com/bSQnof

The position is simple; the stakes are critical. "We call on the Administration to heed the dire predictions of the Four...
12/15/2018
Administration should heed dire predictions from its own climate report

The position is simple; the stakes are critical. "We call on the Administration to heed the dire predictions of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and to aggressively promote policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States." Have you signed @AIANational's letter to the President? https://buff.ly/2QwseWm #climatechange #architect #globalwarming #AIA

Enter your information and your firm's name to sign the letter.

This collective is drawing an intersectional feminist map of L.A.
09/14/2018
This collective is drawing an intersectional feminist map of L.A.

This collective is drawing an intersectional feminist map of L.A.

The collective Mapping Feminist Los Angeles has begun to put together the Angelena Atlas in order to “to share intersectional feminist resources, services, and events for womxn in Los Angeles County.”

Three Accomplished Women; One Powerful Panel. For this year's Powerful conference,  acclaimed women from the fields of a...
08/22/2018

Three Accomplished Women; One Powerful Panel. For this year's Powerful conference, acclaimed women from the fields of advertising, fashion, and digital programming will share insights with you. Don't miss, Powerful's Interdisciplinary Panel composed of: Maria Smith, Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi; Trina Turk, Fashion Designer, Founder of the lifestyle brand Trina Turk; and Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios. Here's the link to register: https://buff.ly/2M2v42U

While we believe a Los Angeles-based woman should be on this list, it's an incredibly widespread group including: Marwa ...
08/22/2018
16 Women Breaking New Ground in Architecture

While we believe a Los Angeles-based woman should be on this list, it's an incredibly widespread group including:
Marwa al-Sabouni, Independent architect; writer; co-founder of arch-news.net, Homs, Syria.

Highlighting a group of international women, from early to late career, who are pushing the architecture field forward.

08/21/2018

Have you heard about our Tech. Talk for Powerful V? Lisa Pauli from R&A Design will host a discursive dive into technologies driving today's most radical architecture. Panelists include Noni Pittenger, resident and researcher at Autodesk's Pier 9 and Kerenza Harris Director of Design Technology Morphosis Architects!

We're back at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion September 20th. Did you get your tickets yet?
08/17/2018

We're back at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion September 20th. Did you get your tickets yet?

Massachusetts projects open paths for women in construction
08/14/2018
Massachusetts projects open paths for women in construction

Massachusetts projects open paths for women in construction

One way the casino industry in Massachusetts mandates diversity within its construction projects is by only giving gambling licenses to companies that use 6.9 percent female labor.

News about Madame Architect . Story The Architect's Newspaper
07/31/2018
Making Madame Architect : How Julia Gamolina is documenting the dames of design

News about Madame Architect . Story The Architect's Newspaper

Julia Gamolina has created a space for women to tell their stories about working in architecture with her new online storytelling platform, Madame Architect. The site, which launched in May, is home to Q&A-style features focused on the lives of the leading ladies of design.

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13563-survey-on-sexual-harassment-in-architecture?id=13563-survey-on-sexual...
07/30/2018
Survey on Sexual Harassment in Architecture

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13563-survey-on-sexual-harassment-in-architecture?id=13563-survey-on-sexual-harassment-in-architecture&ajs_uid=3136I2713401I3X&oly_enc_id=3136I2713401I3X&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

The editors of Architectural Record and its sister publication, Engineering News-Record, are launching a research effort to understand how workplace harassment affects architects, designers, and related professionals. Take the survey here.

Check out this great event from our friends at the AIA|LA Urban Design Committee. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-ine...
07/28/2018
URBAN INEQUALITY in L.A. Revisited: The View from Harvard

Check out this great event from our friends at the AIA|LA Urban Design Committee.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-inequality-in-la-revisited-the-view-from-harvard-tickets-48050276671?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTQ3ODA0MTIvSktudWRzZW5AQ09BcmNoaXRlY3RzLmNvbS8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventpage

How is urban inequality produced? A large body of research implicates residential mobility decisions as a key mechanism shaping the “spatial foundations” of income inequality, racial segregation, and the quality of neighborhood environments. Analysis of data on over 1,000 Angelenos from 2000 to ...

“Our studies demonstrate that although neither men nor women really want to volunteer for thankless tasks, women volunte...
07/21/2018
Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

“Our studies demonstrate that although neither men nor women really want to volunteer for thankless tasks, women volunteer more, are asked to volunteer more, and accept requests to volunteer more than men. These differences do not appear to result from gender differences in preferences, but rather from a shared understanding that women will volunteer more than men.”

https://hbr.org/2018/07/why-women-volunteer-for-tasks-that-dont-lead-to-promotions

They’re disproportionately saddled with work that has little visibility or impact.

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05/14/2018

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Tickets are still available for the AWA+D Symposium happening this Saturday. You don’t want to miss it!
04/26/2018

Tickets are still available for the AWA+D Symposium happening this Saturday. You don’t want to miss it!

Got tickets? Just a few days until AWA+D:Los Angeles's 2018 Symposium. Get to know our panelists and moderator: https://tinyurl.com/y7byrz6t.

Shout out to Nina Briggs and the write up in LA Forum on her upcoming film Practitioners! http://laforum.org/delirious/p...
02/14/2018
Practitioners: A film by Nina Briggs

Shout out to Nina Briggs and the write up in LA Forum on her upcoming film Practitioners!

http://laforum.org/delirious/practitioners-a-film-by-nina-briggs/

LA Forum spoke with designer and educator Nina Briggs about her upcoming documentary, "Practitioners". Her film reveals the women in, around, and adjacent to architecture, illustrating their roles as the glue of the Los Angeles design community... #johnwilliams #pamelashamshiri #rudolphschindler

Join AWA+D:Los Angeles for Cocktails & Leadership with Stephen Epstein & Kristina Singiser, AIA on Thursday, February 15...
02/02/2018

Join AWA+D:Los Angeles for Cocktails & Leadership with Stephen Epstein & Kristina Singiser, AIA on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 pm at Landry Design Group.

Stephen Epstein, formerly of Strogoff Consulting and currently CFO at CO Architects and special guest Kristina Singiser, AIA, of HMC Architects will discuss the different paths to leadership within architectural or design firms. They will also speak to skill-sets and personality traits that lend themselves to particular paths. The discussion will also cover how to develop an action plan for your path.

Register now for what is sure to be a lively discussion. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. https://goo.gl/dtTyQq

This Sunday, February 4th join AWA+D:Los Angeles at Woodbury University. Help write women into architecture and design h...
02/01/2018

This Sunday, February 4th join AWA+D:Los Angeles at Woodbury University. Help write women into architecture and design history. Learn more and register at https://goo.gl/i61UQd. #WikiD

Women In Design #WikiD Writing Workshop- February 4, 2018
Join AWA+D and Woodbury at this unique writing workshop, part of a global campaign for improving and increasing Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women in architecture and the built environment.
Learn the Basics
No previous experience needed! We will introduce you to the Wikipedia community and the general editor interface. You will be guided through a step-by-step demonstration on how to write and edit Wikipedia entries. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin basic research and preliminary entry writing, with full access to Woodbury University Library’s collection of research databases. There is no obligation to complete an entry the day of the workshop, come and learn at your own pace. The #wikiD movement is powered by the efforts of several different roles, each requiring various interests and skillsets. Discover the role that fits you best!
What to Bring
Create a Wikipedia account BEFORE the workshop here. Bring your laptop, power cord, and published information (bio, books, articles, etc.) about women whom you would like to write about.
Registration
Register HERE // Please register by Friday, February 2nd.
Can’t make it but want to stay informed?
Sign up with [email protected] for the AWA+D +Wiki = #wikiD mailing list, the place for updates, details, future writing workshops and #wikiD news.
For more immediate information, visit our AWA+D Archives/WikiD

http://awaplusd.org/event/women-in-design-wikid-writing-workshop-feb/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/shalane-flanagan-marathon-running.html“Shalane has pioneered a new bra...
11/12/2017
Opinion | How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/shalane-flanagan-marathon-running.html

“Shalane has pioneered a new brand of ‘team mom’ to these young up-and-comers, with the confidence not to tear others down to protect her place in the hierarchy,” said Lauren Fleshman, who became a professional runner in the early 2000s, around the same time Flanagan did. “Shalane’s legacy is in her role modeling, which women in every industry would like to see more of.”

She does not just talk about elevating her fellow women runners; she elevates them. And they win.

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10/16/2017

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10/02/2017

Looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday at POWERFUL! Hope you all snagged your tickets by now.

Women in Architecture - WiA, Los Angeles's cover photo
10/02/2017

Women in Architecture - WiA, Los Angeles's cover photo

Great FREE event happening tomorrow over at A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles - Town Hall: What do Women Wa...
09/29/2017

Great FREE event happening tomorrow over at A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles - Town Hall: What do Women Want? "This pithy and tired question is posed with a new emphasis on the GOALS of women in architecture NOW. Is equity enough to ask for? How has equity worked so far (ie. what do women actually have now)? Is a little bit of leadership enough? How is "success" measured in gendered terms? How can we encourage intersectionality to truly embrace race, ethnicity, and all forms of diversity into our shared goals? Are we going after the right goals, and to what extent do we continue to bark up trees?" - Saturday, 9.30.17 - 7pm

Tickets are now on sale for Powerful! It is the AIA|LA's fourth conference featuring inspirational and energetic present...
09/09/2017

Tickets are now on sale for Powerful! It is the AIA|LA's fourth conference featuring inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession. Here’s where you can discover more about the international and national figures who will headline, and the career-building skills and tool kits that will be offered on October 5: http://tinyurl.com/powerful4-2017

Peggy Whitson, the first female Space Station Commander, third most experienced space-walker and the American flier with...
09/02/2017
America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson, the first female Space Station Commander, third most experienced space-walker and the American flier with the most experience in orbit (665 days), is coming home today. "Whitson is known around NASA's Johnson Space Center as perhaps the agency's most efficient astronaut in space, regularly getting ahead of her timelines, research, and maintenance tasks for each day."

Her duration records will likely hold up for a very long time.

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We're excited to hear what inspired these women in their current profession. Please join us at Speed Talks, hosted at NAC Architecture on July 18th from 6-9pm!
Hi ladies. I found this page while researching women architects. I'm a filmmaker and my partner and i close on our first home tomorrow- it has been a dream of mine to work with an architect to do our renovations. Our project is small under $100k and i'd really love to find someone talented and excited to work with us. Can anyone recommend how I would get in touch with grad schools or how I'd be able to find someone starting out who is talented? We have budgeted for about 5 months of work on the small house - a 2 story 900 sq foot guest house (we aren't renovating the bigger house). Thank you
"According to these findings, architects are struggling with weekly work schedules that seem very normal when compared to the myth of the workaholic architect. The data suggests that these challenges are strongly correlated a lack of flexibility in where and when we work, in expectations that we will work as much as necessary to meet deadlines, in a lack of understanding of the criteria used to evaluate our performance, in perceived social cues that urge us to work harder or have our professional commitment doubted, and in the absence of meaningful and rewarding work. The “long hours and low pay” narrative that our field has cultivated isn’t damaging because it encourages most architects to work impossible hours, but instead because it masks and delegitimizes the very real struggles that are associated with a much more typical 40-50 hour work week." Annelise Pitts, AIA EQxD Research Chair
Come and celebrate the works of women architects in history with KATIA!