Powerful Woman to Take the Stage at Inaugural AIA|LA Symposium

In its first ever symposium dedicated to women titled Powerful, AIA Los Angeles brings women  in architecture to the spotlight on Feb. 27, 2015 at Skylight Studios at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Motivated by The American Institute of Architects’ effort to re-position itself as a more equitable organization (and inspired by AIA San Francisco’s annual conference The Missing 32 % Project), AIA|LA is coordinating a design symposium that will highlight best practices in women leadership in design, and will also serve as a forum to hear from emerging professionals who are currently navigating the pathway towards a successful career.

The 2015 Powerful symposium will feature inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation. FORM magazine Publisher Ann Gray, FAIA, FRICS, joins a diverse array of women professionals to share insight about their achievements in art and design, as well as, a greater understanding of the challenges they’ve overcome in the architecture and design profession.

Other speakers will include Francis Anderton, host of DnA: Design & Architecture, Donna Barry, AIA, Design Principal at AC Martin, Barbara Bouza, AIA, IIDA, LEED® AP, EDAC, Managing Director and Principal at Gensler, Dana Cuff, PhD, Director, cityLAB & Professor, Architecture & Urban Design at UCLA, Mia Lehrer, FASLA, President, Mia Lehrer + Associates, and Brenda Levin, FAIA, President & Principal, Levin & Associates Architects.

FORM magazine joins other industry partners—including MATT Construction, Abramson Teiger, AC Martin, Annenberg Space for Photography, ARKTURA LLC, Association for Women in Architecture + Design, Consentini Associates, Inc., Ehrlich Architects, Gensler, La Noma, Mayer Brown LLP, MBI Media, Montalba Architects, Panelite Los Angeles, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Shlemmer Algaze Associates, Studio K1, ZGF Architects LLP—as a sponsor for the event.

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