EVENTS
POWERFUL V | EQUITY
PHOTO: Paul Redmond Photography

Powerful 2018 Presented By: HED and MATT Construction.

 

Powerful V is SOLD OUT
(please join us next year)

 

Whether you are an early career designer looking for tools that lead to a successful career, a firm partner interested in raising your office’s profile, or an established mid-career architect ready to move forward, Powerful V, the WiA AIA|LA’s conference dedicated to equity, provides support.

More Powerful? Yes.

Since the AIA|LA established the conference in 2015, we’ve seen the profile of women rise. Not just in our profession, but in others. Led by the WIA AIA|LA committee, Powerful V taps into this wave.

In 2018, the committee adds compelling global figures from multiple disciplines to Powerful’s dynamic programming mix of: internationally-acclaimed architectural leaders, break-out sessions tailored to individual interests, informative panels, and tool kits for success.

Is there more to Powerful V? Yes.

Here are just a few of the exciting speakers you’ll hear in 2018, all for a price that’s less than a hotel room for an out-of-town-conference:

+ Elaine Molinar, AIA – Partner, Managing Director, Snøhetta
+ Maria Smith – Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
+ Sharon Tal Yguado – Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios
+ Laura Friedman – Assistant Speaker pro Tempore, CA State Assembly & Assembly Member, District 43/Glendale

+ To lead an unconscious bias workshop with guided interactive components that transfer to real-world hiring practices (and wins):
Candice Gottlieb-Clark – President, Dynamic Team Solutions and Belinda Morris – Founder & President, Peoplescape Consulting Group

+ 33 local leaders to spearhead 24 Lunchtime Breakout Discussion Sessions

Don’t miss out on this inspirational event that draws sell-out crowds. Attend, learn, meet, and leave with actionable information and a larger support system.

Be more Powerful.


WHEN | WHERE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

DTLA


TICKETS

SOLD OUT

$95 for AIA Members

$135 to the public

 

PRESENTED BY

The AIA|LA thanks HED and MATT Construction for supporting gender equity in the field as the Presenting Sponsors of Powerful V.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

CES Learning Units: 7.0 LU

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2018 SPEAKERS INCLUDE
FREE SPACE
Elaine Molinar, AIA
Managing Director, Snøhetta New York
QUIET ACTIVISM
Anne Schopf, FAIA
Design Partner, Mahlum Architects
MORNING KEYNOTE
Laura Friedman
Assistant Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSIGHTS
Sharon Tal Yguado
Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSIGHTS
Maria Smith
Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
RETWEET, REPOST, REIMAGINE
Rachel Jordan, AIA, LEED BD+C
Architect, CO Architects

EMERGING VOICE
Elizabeth Mahlow, PE
Founding Partner, Nous Engineering
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Elizabeth Timme
Co-Founder, LA-Más
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Sarah Letts
Executive Director, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
BEYOND BIAS TRAINING LEADER
Belinda Morris
Founder & President, Peoplescape Consulting Group
BEYOND BIAS TRAINING LEADER
Candice Gottlieb-Clark
Founder, Dynamic Team Solutions
NARRATIVE-BASED URBAN INTERFACES
Biayna Bogosian
Principal, Somewhere Something

TECH. TALK.
Noni Pittenger
Design Engineer, CW Keller
TECH. TALK.
Lisa Pauli, AIA
Design Director, R&A Architecture + Design
PROGRESS+PROCESS +PRACTICE
Raven Hardison, AIA
Lead Designer, Parsons
PROGRESS+PROCESS +PRACTICE
Jennifer Luce, FAIA
Principal, LUCE et Studio
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Dr. Jacqueline Vara
Vice President of Woman's & Family Programs, LA Mission
PROGRESS+PROCESS +PRACTICE
Tanya Paz
Senior Designer, CAMA

PROGRESS+PROCESS +PRACTICE
Siobhán Burke, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Lyric Design & Planning
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSIGHTS
Jenna Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, CO Architects and Co-Chair, Women in Architecture Committee
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Pooja Bhagat, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, poojabhagat architects+planners and Past-Chair, Women in Architecture Committee
TECH. TALK.
Kerenza Harris
Director of Design Technology, Morphosis Architects
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Denice Wint, LEED AP
Director of Projects & Services, Innovative Housing Opportunities
RESILIENCE THINKING LUNCH DISCUSSION LEADER
Kishani De Silva
Principal, 2A+D

2018 LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION CIRCLE LEADERS INCLUDE
MENTORSHIP
Anne Fletcher, AIA, LEED AP
Managing Principal, HOK Los Angeles
CAREER PATH GOAL SETTING
Audrey Sato, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Sato Architects
NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
Deborah Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP
Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works, City of Los Angeles
BUILDING A FLEXIBLE PRACTICE
Elissa Scrafano, AIA
Principal, Scrafano Architects
TALKING TO YOUR (FUTURE) CLIENT
Helena Jubany, FAIA, LEED AP, CASp
Managing Principal, NAC Architecture
IMPLEMENTING EQUITABLE PROCESSES & PROCEDURES
Marisa Kurtzman, Architect, LEED AP
Associate, Frederick Fisher and Partners

HOW TO HANDLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT & GENDER DISCRIMINATION
Petrina Gooch, Assoc. AIA
Principal & Corporate Human Resources Leader, HED
IMPLEMENTING EQUITABLE PROCESSES & PROCEDURES
Patricia Rhee, AIA, DBIA
Partner, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
WORK/LIFE BALANCE
Tara Bauer, AIA
Project Manager, Jensen + Partners
INTERVIEWING & NETWORKING TIPS
Melanie Freeland, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Project Designer, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
REDEFINE YOUR TRIBE
Simone Barth-Auster, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners
ALTERNATE CAREER PATHS
Patti Harburg-Petrich, Affiliate AIA|LA, SE, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering

TALENT RETENTION
Dani Paxson, SE
Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers
BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Carissa Oyedele, AIA, LEED BD+C
Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners and Director on 2018 AIA|LA Board of Directors
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES/RETAINING BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN
Lindsay Urquhart
CEO & Founder, Bespoke Careers
THE ART OF COMMUNICATION
Valerie DeLoach, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager, HDR Architecture
MENTORSHIP
Monica Rodriguez, AIA
Senior Associate, KFA
STARTING YOUR OWN PRACTICE
Taryn Bone, Assoc. AIA
Principal, Bone Collective Studio

ARCHITECTURAL FIRM ROLES
Julie Smith-Clementi
Partner and Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, President/CEO of notNeutral
ADVOCACY
Andy Lantz
Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
THE VALUE OF A STRATEGIC PLAN
Phyllis Dubinsky, Affiliate AIA|LA
Consulting Principal, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
Claudia Carol, AIA, LEED AP, ND
Cities & Communities, Global Leader and Studio Director, Gensler
CHARTING YOUR CAREER PATH
Kate Diamond, FAIA, LEED AP
Design Director, HDR Architecture
NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
Katherine Perez Estolano
Associate Principal & Cities Leader, Arup

THE ART OF COMMUNICATION
Amie Nulman, SE, PE
Associate Principal & Structural Engineer, Arup
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Emmanuelle Bourlier
Co-Founder & CEO, Panelite
ADVOCATING FOR EQUITY
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA
Dean, Woodbury School of Architecture
"LEAN-IN" INITIATIVE
Michelle Ferial Asadies, AIA, ARB, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Puchlik Design
TALKING TO YOUR (FUTURE) CLIENT
Elizabeth Valmont, Assoc. AIA, Ph.D, LEED AP
Acoustic Consultant Lead & Associate, Arup
MORNING SESSION RECAP
Claudia Walker, SE, LEED AP
Associate & Project Manager, KPFF Consulting Engineers

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