PHOTO: Nico Marques

Women in Architecture, WiA AIA|LA’s, Powerful conference (now entering its 6th iteration) has grown into an international caliber event.

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, is for you.

The theme for Powerful VI is: “Influence. Create. Amplify.” Don’t miss out on this inspirational event that draws sell-out crowds. Attend, learn, meet, and leave with actionable information as well as new relationships. But, we encourage you to register quickly: this AIA|LA event always sells out. To discover the keynote speakers and panelists, booked-to-date, scroll down.


Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The AIA|LA thanks those who are supporting equity in the field.

To support Powerful and increase your firm or company’s profile through sponsorship, click HERE or contact AIA|LA Associate Director Maria Robinson Glover


CES Learning Units: 7.0 LU

Alda Ly
Founder, Principal, Alda Ly Architecture & Design
Rosa Sheng
FAIA, Principal, Higher Education Studio Leader & Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, SmithGroup
Virginia San Fratello
Founding Partner, Emerging Objects; Partner, RAEL SAN FRATELLO

Patricia Rhee
FAIA, DBIA LEED AP, Partner, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Peggy Rajski
Dean, Loyola Marymount University, School of Film & Television
Barbara Flammang
AIA, Partner, KFA Architecture, LLP
Karen Mozes
LEED AP BD+C, Director of Professional Development, Gensler SW region
Carrie Byles
FAIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Kelly Farrell
President & CEO, CallisonRTKL

Jessica Yu
Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and writer
Amy Anderson
Executive Director, PATH Ventures
Claire Bowin
Senior City Planner, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Katy Wood
Sound Supervisor, Sound Editor, Freelance
Francesca Carney
Designer, IBI Group
Shantal Der Boghosian
Owner, Shakar Bakery

Pearl Ho

Kristin Akin-Zimmerman
Architect, Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Heidi Creighton
AIA, LEED, Fellow, Associate Principal, Burro Happold
Jeannette Diaz
Architect, Ed.D Creativity, Certified Integral Master Coach, Author
Phyllis Dubinsky
Affiliate AIA|LA, Principal
Regional Development Director,
Kathleen Hetrick
WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C Ecodistricts, AP B SC, Mechanical Engineer, BuroHappold
Helena Jubany
FAIA, Principal, NAC

Yunnan Allen
RA, LEED AP, Project Architect, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Laura Bachelder
Façade Coordinator, Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Emmanuelle Bourlier
Co-Founder, CEO, Panelite
Kishani De Silva
MSc (Oxon), BArch, FUSE Executive Fellow
Michelle "Ferial" Asadies
AIA, ARB, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, HDR
Melanie Freeland
Architect, AIA, LEED AP, Studio Director,
Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Petrina Gooch
Assoc. AIA, SPHR, SHRM SCP – Principal & Corporate Human Resources Leader, HED
Ashley Morgan Hastings
Assoc. AIA, BIM Manager, Arup
Pearl Ho
Designer, OfficeUntitled
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter
FAIA, Dean, Woodbury School of Architecture
Marisa Kurtzman
RA LEED AP, Principal, Frederick Fisher and Partners
Carol Lanham
AIA, Assoc. DBIA, Program Manager, Kitchell CEM

Andy Lantz
Assoc. AIA, Creative Director, Partner, Clementi Hale Studios
Judith Mussel
Associate Architect, Gehry Partners
Carissa Oyedele
AIA, LEED, AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell
Monica Rodriguez
AIA, Senior Associate, KFA
Audrey Sato
AIA, LEEDAP, Principal, Sato Architects
Elissa Scrafano
AIA, Principal, Scrafano Architects

Simone Barth-Auster
Julie Smith-Clementi
Partner & Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, President/CEO, notNeutral
Stephanie Reich
AIA, LEED AP, Planning and Community Development, Design and Historic Preservation Planner, City of Santa Monica
Doug Teiger
AIA, Founder, Teiger Consulting
Kala Wahl
IIDA, Senior Design Consultant, Bespoke Careers
Jennifer Wong
LEED AP, BD+C, Designer, CO Architects

Kerenza Harris
RA, Director of Design Technology, Morphosis Architects, Faculty at Sci-Arc
Claudia Carol
AIA, LEED® AP ND, Cities & Communities Leader, Senior Associate
Kate Diamond
FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director, HDR
Anne Fletcher
AIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal, HOK
Patti Harburg-Petrich
SE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, BuroHappold Engineering