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Powerful 8
Women’s Work: On Our Own Terms

09.23.21 Powerful Update: Starts this Friday! View the Powerful 8 Draft Program, which includes the Focused Discussions panel topics and speakers. Then, scroll down for tickets.

Powerful 8 explores and reclaims ‘Women’s Work’ on our own terms through dynamic talks by a confluence of acclaimed designers, firm leaders, emerging voices, and thought leaders from across the country.

Don’t miss out on this year’s fascinating and accomplished speakers.

Then, participate in a 70-minute focus group tailored to your specific career path. (An outgrowth of previous years’ lunchtime breakouts, these sessions have been reduced in number but increased in length to offer more information, and richer connections with others who share your interests.)

Claim your place, be with us for Powerful 8: Women’s Work.

This is a Zoom event. Now approved for AIA CES: 3 LUs per day/6 LUs Both Days


WHEN | WHERE | TICKETS

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:00A – 12:30P | Tickets + 2-Day Passes

 

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 9:00A – 12:30P | Single Day Tickets

 

On Zoom

 

AIA CES: 3 LUs per day/6 LUs Both Days

SPEAKERS BOOKED TO DATE

Christiana Kyrillou, AIA, LEED AP – Principal, Los Angeles Studio Executive Director, Woods Bagot (Los Angeles) & Vivian Lee, FAIA, LEED AP – New York Studio Executive Director (New York) (speak on 9/24)

Sara Lopergolo, FAIA – Partner, Selldorf Architects (New York) (speaks on 10/1)

Toshiko Mori, FAIA – Founding Principal, Toshiko Mori Architects (New York) (speaks on 10/1)

Lesley Braxton, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP – Principal, Trahan Architects (Atlanta, Georgia) (speaks on 9/24)

Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA – Founder. Studio Cooke John (New York City) (speaks on 10/1)

Judy Kameon – Principal Designer, Owner, Elysian Landscapes (Los Angeles) (speaks: 9/24)

Athenna Ann Lim – Designer, Co-Owner, Studio BarnHaus (LA) (speaks on 9/24)

Julia Oderda, AIA – Associate Principal, VCBO Architecture (Salt Lake City, Utah) (speaks on 9/24)

Melissa Shin, AIA – Principal, Co-Founder, Shin Shin (LA) (speaks on 10/1)


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ABOUT THE PROGRAMMERS OF POWERUFL 7

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Speakers
Christiana Kyrillou, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Los Angeles Studio Executive Director, Woods Bagot
Vivian Lee, FAIA, LEED AP
New York Studio Executive Director, Woods Bagot
Julia Oderda, AIA
Associate Principal, VCBO Architecture
Sarah Lopergolo, FAIA
Partner, Selldorf Architects
Nina Cooke John, AIA, NOMA
Founding Principal, Studio Cooke John Architecture and Design
Athenna Ann Lim
Designer, Co-Owner, Studio BarnHaus

Melissa Shin, AIA
Principal, Co-Founder, Shin Shin Architecture
Toshiko Mori, FAIA
Founding Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
Judy Kameon
Principal Designer, Owner, Elysian Landscapes
Lesley Braxton, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Principal, Trahan Architects
Mitra Memari, AIA
Partner, ZGF Architects
Annette Wu, AIA
Associate Principal, NAC Architecture

Focused Discussions Panelists
Amy Karn, AIA
Senior Project Architect, HMC Architects
Carmen Suero, Assoc. AIA
Principal, Good Project Company
Deborah J. Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP
Chief Deputy City Engineer & Architect, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles
Liz Mahlow
Principal, Nous Engineering
Schumetta McLendon, Assoc. AIA
Founder and Principal, Schumetta, Inc.
Carissa Shrock Oyedele, AIA
Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Francie Moore, AIA
Principal, SmithGroup
Jenna Knudsen, AIA
Managing Principal, CO Architects
Marisa Kurtzman, RA
Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners
Martha Ball, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Sector Leader with HED
Pearl Ho
Project Designer and Illustrator, OfficeUntitled
Pooja Bhagat, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, pooja bhagat architects+planners

Poonam Sharma
Principal, LOC Architects
Heidi Creighton, FAIA
Associate Principal, Buro Happold
Karin Liljegren, FAIA
Principal + Founder, Omgivning
Kristen Fraumeni AIA, LEED GA
Vice President Senior Designer, HKS Inc.
Phyllis Dubinsky, Affiliate AIALA
Managing Principal, PDKStrategies

Tania Van Herle, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Corporate Operations Leader, HED

Margaret Griffin, FAIA
Co-Founder, Griffin Enright Architects & Professor, SCI_Arc
Anita Zoroghlian
LMFT, Kaiser Permanente
Dawn Hicks, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
Community Design Coordinator/Assistant Project Manager, Venice Community Housing
Petrina Gooch, Assoc. AIA
Principal & Corporate HR Leader, HED
Paulette Singley
Chair, Department of Interior Design, Woodbury University, Los Angeles
Patti Rhee, FAIA, DBIA, LEED AP
Partner, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Amy Pokawatana, AIA, LEED AP
Vice President, Development Design, Hudson Pacific Properties
Kate Diamond, FAIA
Design Director, HDR Architecture
Claudia Carol, AIA
Principal, Triumph Architecture + Urban Design
Dr. Cari Schaefer
Founder, Wise Woman Emerging
Emmanuelle Bourlier, Hon. AIALA
Founding Partner, CEO, Panelite
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA
Principal, Selldorf Architects

Julie Hausch-Fen
Partner, Selldorf Architects
Lisa Green
Partner, Selldorf Architects
Ingedia K. Sanchez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
President, Arquitectos Chicago
Dr. Priyanka Doshi
Psychologist at Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Moderator
Ashley Richardson, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Moderator
Jen Noel Wong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, CO Architects

Moderator
Kristin Akin-Zimmerman, AIA, NOMA
Senior Designer, SOM
Moderator
Chiara Bonsignori, AIA
Project Architect, The Architects Collective
Moderator
Marine Maroukian, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager/Project Architect, HMC Architects & AIALA WiA Past-Chair
Frances Anderton, Hon. AIALA
Host DnA: Design and Architecture at KCRW, Writer, Producer
Gricelda Perez
Senior Bond Manager, RCDS/ Beverly Hills Unified School District
Carmen Trudell
Assistant Department Head & Associate Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Eletrice Harris
Vice President, SoCal NOMA
Moderator
Lauren Coles
Senior Associate, CO Architects
Moderator
Stephanie Reich, AIA, LEED AP
Design and Historic Preservation Planner, City of Santa Monica
Moderator
Betty Navarro
Senior Associate at StudioMA, Inc.

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