Join us Tuesday, February 2nd, on Instagram Live for a one-on-one conversation about working in the arts and architecture with Kate Aoki, AIA. Follow us on Instagram at @AIADallas to be notified when we go live!

About Pivoting: Chats About Architecture Careers

When considering an education or career in architecture, you traditionally think of the resulting career path as a linear one – working in a design firm and advancing with gained experience. There are, however, myriad opportunities for professionals with a degree in architecture who possess abilities to see the big picture, create options for complex opportunities within and beyond the built environment, and utilize creative problem-solving and design thinking skills that can translate well into other professions. On the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon, please join Zaida Basora, FAIA, AIA Dallas Executive Director, for this “one-on-one” series of conversations with those who have made the leap to a successful alternative career path with their architecture background.

In partnership with the Architecture and Design Exchange

This Week's Guest: Kate Aoki, AIA

Kate Aoki, AIA, recently accepted the role as Head of Exhibition Design at the Dallas Museum of Art. Previously, Kate was a Senior Associate with DSGN Associates in Oak Cliff. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture, her work focuses on community-based projects and allows her to explore the intersections between the design process and community needs. With degrees in both textile design and architecture, Kate is highly focused on how the smallest details in design can have the greatest impact on those who will inhabit built spaces.

Kate has a long-standing relationship with the Dallas Chapter of the AIA, having been a member of the Communities by Design Committee and subsequently a co-chair. She is a graduate of the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program, and she is also a member of the Historic Resources Committee and the Columns Advisory Board and Theme Task Force.



Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Cristina Fitzgerald,, for more information.