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Girl UNinterrupted: The Boston Experiment

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

This presentation is a reflection of a one-year experiment on design equity in the Boston area, revealing gaps in the design profession when it comes to young designers and negotiation, career growth, and work-life balance. The Girl UNinterrupted project bridges the gap between young female designers and leaders in architecture, and targets two groups: it offers a manual for young designers on how to jumpstart careers and it provides firm leaders with an understanding of young designers’ struggles while offering suggestions on tweaks in office culture to produce an environment of equity and thus maximize talent.

Zhanina Boyadzhieva Assoc. AIA
designer, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Juliet Chun AIA
architect, Leers Weinzapfel Associates

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the architectural community with different years of experience, backgrounds, and roles in the field to discuss struggles they have faced, issues today, and how we can work together to create more equitable environments.

Meg Gatza
director of operations, Bruner/Cott

Stephanie Herring Assoc. AIA
designer, Cambridge Seven Associates

Diana Nicklaus AIA
president and CEO, saam architecture

Jared Ramsdell AIA
associate, Touloukian Touloukian

Jay Wickersham FAIA
2018 BSA president,
partner, Noble, Wickersham & Heart

Learn more about Girl UNinterrupted here.