Women in Architecture: EMPOWERING Conference

Presented by Hossley Lighting Associates

October 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Credit: 5.0 LU
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2711 N. Haskell Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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AIA Dallas WiA presents EMPOWERING: Helping Women Create Their Own Destiny

We are delighted to announce EMPOWERING, a full day conference to inspire, promote, encourage, and empower women in the design industry. Please join us for inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the profession.

A recap of the inaugural conference last year can be found here: https://www.aiadallas.org/v/blog-detail/From-Empowering-to-EMPOWERED-WiA-s-inaugural-Mini-Conference/rl/



Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA   
Perkins+Will | Director of Global Diversity

Gabrielle oversees Perkins+Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces a diversity of people, colors, creeds, credos, talents, thoughts, and ideas. Her unique role as an award-winning principal and the firm’s Director of Global Diversity enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change at a micro and macro level. Gabrielle is regularly sought out around the world for her leadership and expertise in issues of social equity in architecture, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and physical and mental ability.


With an opening address by:

Pete DeLisle, PhD., Hon. TxA

Peter is the Founder and Principal of Educet, a leadership and organizational development company. He is a long-time resource and advisor to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Association (TEXO), the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana, and the Public Executive Institute at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Pete also served as a Trustee for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and the Community Leadership Association.

DeLisle’s background includes award-winning teaching in engineering, education and commerce. He is a member of the executive education faculty at the University of Notre Dame, held the William B. Severns Chair in Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana and was a Program Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in human resource development leadership with an emphasis on community collaboration from the University of Texas in Austin. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects. Read more about Pete here.


Other presenters and panelists include:

Beth Carroll, AIA     PAGE | Principal

Farheen H. Charanya, AIA     HKS | Associate

Briar Glenn, AIA    glenn|partners | Partner

Wendy Heger, AIA     PAGE | Principal/Client Development Director

Amy Wynne Leveno     OFFICIAL Design | Principal

Vandana Nayak, AIA    Perkins+Will | Principal

Irene Nigaglioni, AIA     IN2 Architecture | President

Andrea Pender   RLG Consulting Engineers | Director of Business Development

Will Pender   Rogers-O'Brien Construction | Client Director

Laura Sachtleben, AIA    Stantec | Principal

Learn more about each presentation, and the agenda of the day, by downloading the "Breakout Session Information" document below, under "Resources"


Doors open at 9:00a, programming starts promptly at 9:30a. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact sche@aiadallas.org to inquire.                                             

WIA brings AIA Dallas women together for friendship, networking, and collaboration while empowering members to impact their practice, profession, and community.



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