Join WIA this Wednesday for our May Meeting| Social Housing in Spain | WIA program at AIA National Convention

Upcoming AIANY Women in Architecture meetings and events

1) May Committee Meeting | next Wednesday

2) Social Housing in Spain | May 29th social_housing_spain

3) Women in Architecture Changing Communities | June 27th

For more information see below:

1) WIA May Committee Meeting – all are welcome

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 21st 6:30-8:00pm

WHERE: Center for Architecture, 532 LaGuardia Place

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Presentation from 2014 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition Winners

We will discuss and plan upcoming events from 6:30- 7:15 and then have our Discussion Topic presenters start at 7:15.

Kimberly Tate, Ekaterina Zavyalova and Victoria Rospond of CDR Studio, the winners of the 2014 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition will be sharing information on the design and construction of this year’s Pavilion, and sharing information on how you can get involved in the Build. The Governors Cup Pavilion will be installed on Governors Island this Summer. The City of Dreams Pavilion serves as a gathering place for people to meet, learn about Governor’s Island arts programs, performances, lectures and to take in the history of this amazing place. The volunteers that help assemble and construct the pavilion year after year, are the heart and soul of the overall Build experience. You get the chance to network, work on your construction skills, learn new things and for some in the field, you can even get IDP credit. Join us as we help build and create a beautiful space in NYC!


The Kickstarter page has a great video: and the project team and volunteers have been actively instagramming the progress.  Volunteers can sign up here.


2) Social Housing in Spain

WHEN:  Thursday, May 29th, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: Center for Architecture, 532 La Guardia Place

CES:  1.5 LU


ORGANIZED BY:  AIANY Housing Committee

SPONSORS: AIANY Women in Architecture Committee, Spain Culture New York, Spain Arts & Culture

Introductions:Lance Jay Brown, 2014 AIANY President  Rick Bell, Executive Director, AIANY Chapter Consulate of Spain in NYC Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C , Co-chair AIANY Housing Committee, Associate Principal of Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

ModeratorDavid Burney, FAIA David Burney is Associate Professor of Planning and Placemaking at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and the Chair of the Center for Active Design.  Burney was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (“DDC”) from 2004 to 2014, where he launched a City-wide “Design and Construction Excellence Initiative” with the goal of raising the quality of design and construction of public works throughout New York City.

Panelists:Carmen Espegel (espegel- fisac arquitectos) Carmen Espegel is Doctor Architect and Full Professor at the Design Department of the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid and has lectured in Italy, USA, Belgium, Holland, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Portugal. She has written several books and numerous articles. Espegel leads the Research Group “Collective Housing” (GIVCO), directs and teaches the Projects Design Module “Housing Projects” at the Master of Collective Housing (MCH), imparts Doctoral Dissertations on Housing in the School of Architecture of Porto, and lectures Master Courses at the Master Housing (MH) in the University Roma Tre.

Iñaqui Carnicero Active in both the academic field and a professional practice, Iñaqui Carnicero has been an Associate Professor of design at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2000 and currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Cornell University. Carnicero is Co-founder of the architecture platform “Symmetries,” which compares Roman and contemporary procedures.

Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, Co-founder (estudio entresitio) Architect and educator, Hurtado de Mendoza is Co-founder of estudio.entresitio,an international, award-winning practice with offices in Madrid and New York. She is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Faculty member of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM) for 15 years, she has also been visiting critic at the School of Architecture, Cornell University.

3) Women in Architecture Changing Communities | 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago!

WHAT:  Women in Architecture Changing Communities (Program #FR209)

WHEN:  Friday, June 27th | 2:00 – 3:30pm

WHERE:  2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago, McCormick Place

CES:  1.5 LU


Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, Architect, Latent Design, Chicago

Angela O’Bryne, FAIA, President, Perez APC, New Orleans

Erinn McGurn, RA, Co-Founder & Executive director, SCALEAfrica

Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Sociamedical Sciences, Columbia University

  • The lasting legacy of architecture in the development of our communities is unquestionable. This seminar features leading architects from cities throughout the country, each with a unique response to civic development. They will share how they have worked with and improved communities through design and demonstrate how these environments can be thoughtfully shaped at every scale. Our speakers will engage our attendees in critical discussions of issues affecting the architecture profession, and they will explain how we can reposition the profession to more effectively respond to unexpected circumstances, changing needs, and the evolution of our social culture.
  • Our panelists have led groundbreaking projects. They are today’s role models and represent some of the best in our profession. Their disaster-relief efforts provided improvements citywide during Hurricane Katrina (which refocused and re-energized New Orleans), actively planning and helping citizens reclaim their homes and rebuilding the city for the better. One architect engaged the NOLA communities to help restore and make the city livable once again. Another panelist, through her work, demonstrated how fearless, selfless, and committed she is to the profession and its growth. One of the other panelists is a young architect who has attracted awareness in our profession to community-based issues. She engages in a community-based, participatory design process that seeks to have a positive impact on communities. The third panelist mobilizes designers to create positive social change by addressing critical environmental and social-justice issues. Together these architects have exposed and refreshed the social conscience of our profession.Through their innovative designs and dedication to the ideals of our profession, our panelists have laid the groundwork for current and future generations of architects.

AIANY Women in Architecture Co-Chairs | Sandra Benjamin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Jen Stencel, AIA, LEED AP

Media Communications Team | Yinery Baez-Solis, Assoc. AIA and Emirjeta Taipi, Assoc. AIA

Business Manager | Mary Dietz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Advisory Board | Venesa Alicea, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Angelina Pinto, AIA, LEED AP, and Ilkay C. Standard, Assoc. AIA

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