I recently had the pleasure of attending the national AIA Convention in Washington, DC last week..

(Keep in mind that I was also on vacation that week – so I had to cut my vacation short and drag my husband with me… If that doesn’t scream dedication to the profession, I am really not sure what does!)

I was invited by the AIA’s Department of Diversity and Inclusion, to speak on a panel called: Behind the Round, Black Glasses: What Architects Really Do – Which was a ‘town hall’ styled discussion – geared to students and non-architects on the perception of our roles and responsibilities as architects. From what I understand, the public only thinks that we design and create pretty pictures.. While this is true, it only counts for about 25% (if not less) of our actual day to day responsibilities…

I was also given the honor of being interviewed on a podcast speaking about my role and experiences as a Woman in Architecture AS WELL AS serving as the Co-MC to the AIA’s Annual Women in Architecture Dinner – held at the Women in the Arts Museum.

The entire experience was priceless and I am grateful to have been offered these wonderful opportunities :)I have posted a few (terrible) pictures from the various events… (hopefully I will be able to post a few of the¬†professional shots soon)