COMMITTEES
WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE
PHOTO: Nico Marques

In 2016, the Women in Architecture (WiA) Committee developed from a strong desire to empower and promote positive change for women in the field of architecture, heavily fueled by the influential POWERFUL: Women Leading Design conference series. The Committee’s mission is to promote Gender Equity in the profession.

The committee meets monthly for a series of lectures, networking opportunities, and workshops.  WiA leads the organization of the annual POWERFUL conference.

The Women In Architecture will maintain a focus of embracing diversity through inclusion, encouraging professional growth through networking and interactions, promoting leadership and offering career guidance, endorsing community outreach, and providing support to women in their career development in architecture.

Learn more about POWERFUL

PREVIOUS YEARS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST WIA EVENTS
02.28.19
WIA Presents: Speed Mentoring
Please join the Women in Architecture Committee’s (WiA) for our very popular Speed Mentoring event. Modeled after speed dating, speed mentoring focuses on a quick exchange of information in the form of small group discussions on goals and professional challenges.
03.20.19
Screening + Reception: "What Happened to the World's Fair?"
Mina Chow, AIA's, film about the disappearance of the celebrated World's Fair from the American cultural landscape.
05.04.19
WiA Helms a Construction Crew for SGV Habitat for Humanity
Women frame and perform other job site responsibilities during this annual event. Experience what it's like to construct a home.
EVENT POSTPONED
Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity Best Practices: Panel Discussion
In 2018 AIA|LA released the Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity Best Practices Guide which provided a roadmap with actionable steps to support design practitioners in their daily work. Come here from your peers about ongoing EDI Initiatives and what they are doing to improve diversity and equity in the profession.
08.06.19
WiA Speed Talks 2019
The WiA, AWA+D, SoCalNOMA and new partner AAa/e are joining together to present Speed Talks: Influence, as in an influence.
09.19.19
Powerful VI
Celebrate accomplishments, share knowledge, support other women in design, hear from speakers of renown. See you at the WiA's signature event.

10.22.19
Powerful Feedback + 2020 Planning
Help plan WiA's 2020 programming and share your experience at Powerful VI in order to inform Powerful VII.

02.28.19
WiA LA Presents:
Speed Mentoring 

Receive helpful feedback on your goals and professional challenges from women at all stages of their career path at this always-sold-out WiA LA event.
Register Here


COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Lani Lee,
AIA
CHAIR
Annette Wu, AIA
VICE CHAIR
Marine Maroukian, Assoc. AIA
VICE CHAIR
Chiara Bonsignori, Assoc. AIA
PAST-CHAIR
Jenna Knudsen,
AIA
PAST-CHAIR
Melanie Freeland,
AIA

STAFF LIAISON
Tibby Rothman, Hon. AIA|LA

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: Nico Marques