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Powerful VIII
Women’s Work: On Our Own Terms

View the Powerful VIII Draft Program, which includes the Focused Discussions panel topics and speakers. Then, scroll down for tickets.

Powerful VIII 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 VIII: Women’s Work.

View the Powerful VIII recording links below:

Day 1 Recording

Day 2 Recording


Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:00A – 12:30P

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

On Zoom

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

Powerful 8 Program


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)