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    Unknown photographer, Contact sheet of Norma Merrick Sklarek (mid-late 20th century); Silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David Merrick Fairweather and Yvonne Goff. Image courtesy Smithsonian.

March 28, 2019-March 29, 2019

Norma Merrick Sklarek: Redefining Public

Norma Merrick Sklarek: Redefining Public explores the architecture of Sklarek, a seminal African-American practitioner whose design contributions and leadership manifest in various civic projects across the United States and abroad. As captured in the panel discussion themes of Authorship, Collaboration, and Leadership, Sklarek was a bold figure of “firsts” as she moved between scales of practice in various roles: from a project manager, to a collaborator and a mentor. The conference brings together multiple voices from Sklarek’s career–including colleagues, collaborators, and close friends–to cultivate further scholarship and discourse on both her career and the architectural discipline at large. 

This conference is made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund at Princeton University. 


PIN-UP magazine: “Remembering Norma Merrick Sklarek, an Architect of Many Firsts,” by Natalia Torija Nieto in April 2019.
The Avery Review: “Norma Merrick Sklarek: Erasure by Inclusion,” by Gealese Peebles in Issue 57, 2022.

WDA Student Group

Larissa Guimaraes, Sheila Lin, Jamie Lipson, Elena M’Bouroukounda and Anna Renken



The trajectory of Sklarek’s career is a testament to her ability as a leader. She was exemplary in her generosity, having given considerable effort to teaching and mentoring young professionals throughout her architectural career. Her leadership also extended to the discipline as a whole, as she was part of the AIA National Ethics Council, a juror for the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards, and the director of both the University of Southern California Architects Guild and the Los Angeles American Institute of Architects. This panel considers Sklarek’s public work, not necessarily through material construction, but rather through the impact of professional organizations.


From the New York Department of Public Works to her independently-led firm in Los Angeles—Sklarek collaborated across the country with a variety of planners, designers, consultants, and clients in a vast range of scales, types, and regions. Leading and participating in shared work, she shifted established models, and connected disciplines with communities in new ways. This panel examines what collective and project-based models of practice can learn from Sklarek’s example as the discipline continues to evolve.


Like many architects who work in large firms, Sklarek’s integral design role is not necessarily at the forefront in the discourse of well-known civic works. The commercial character and demands for the profession often obscure the relationship between architects and the architecture they produce. Sklarek’s interest in architecture-as-service led to a number of public projects where anonymity is as much a part of the work as individual production; Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 1 is one such example. This panel retrospectively explores how work of Sklarek may be reevaluated as a mediation of individual agency within the public realm.


Kathryn H. Anthony

Kathryn H. Anthony
PhD, ACSA Distinguished Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor Anthony teaches, conducts research, and writes about how spaces and places affect people. Her expertise focuses on such topics as social and behavioral factors in design, gender and race in contemporary architecture, and entrepreneurship in design. She has also developed a new seminar on architecture, cinema, environment, and behavior.
Her research has spawned award-winning books, Design Juries on Trial: The Renaissance of the Design Studio and Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession.
She recently co-authored Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, with Altaf Engineer.
One of Professor Anthony’s latest books is Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places. It demonstrates how design shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine–affecting our comfort, our self-image, and even our health.
Her publications have sparked media attention in CBS Sunday Morning television, NPR, CNN, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Time, The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
Professor Anthony has lectured widely throughout the US and abroad. Recent university speaking engagements include Carnegie Melon, Cornell, Notre Dame, Princeton, and Tuskegee.
She is the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from Chicago Women in Architecture. The award recognizes her 40-year career as educator, researcher and author who amplified the conversation about how spaces and places affect people—chiefly addressing issues of gender and diversity in design.

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Carla Jackson Bell

Carla Jackson Bell
PhD, Dean and Professor, The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science (TSACS)

Dr. Carla Jackson Bell is currently the Dean of the Robert R. Taylor of Architecture and Construction Science and Management (TSACS) and a professor of architecture. Dr. Bell began her teaching career at Tuskegee Univesity in 1993 in the department of architecture until 2006. From 2006 until January 2016, Dr. Bell was a faculty member and the Director of Multicultural Affairs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn University. Dr. Bell is the distant pleasure of being the first African American woman to be appointed a dean of an architecture and construction science and management School in the United States. Likewise, she is recognized as the first and only woman architecture faculty to receive tenure in the Department of Architecture at Tuskegee University and one of only 14 tenured African American women architecture faculty in the United States.

Throughout her 26 years of professional experience in higher education, Dr. Bell has received over $1.1M from research grants and small donations to support diverse initiatives for new learning environments which concentrate on under-represented students’ educational experiences in architecture and cultural relevance in the building environment at Tuskegee and Auburn Universities.

Dr. Bell’s educational specialties, culturally relevant curricula content, and teaching approaches are structured and organized practices that she uses to accelerate student learning and academic growth for faculty. Her book, Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio, which was published by Routledge Research in Architecture series in July 2014, is an example of putting her ideology on culturally competent curricula into practice, especially in design studios and seminar courses. This teaching experience has led to the funding of aNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant totaling nearly $100,000 to help establish the first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary African-American studies program at Tuskegee University. Dr. Bell is the Principal Investigator for the grant, entitled “Lifting the Veil: Seeing the Built Environment through the Lens of the Humanities,” which is a collaborative project between the TSACS and the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences. The funding will support the creation of an 18-credit-hour interdisciplinary minor in African-American studies, with a concentration in the Tuskegee Architects and the History of the Built Environment in the South.

Consequently, both departments have received highly recognized distinctions under Dr. Bell direction. Since the construction program’s inception in 1893, the department of construction received a full five-year accreditation term by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in spring 2017; concurrently, the architecture program has been reaccredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for a historic eight-year term during the same year.

Dr. Bell is a proud 1991 graduate of Tuskegee University’s architecture program. Dr. Bell earned a master of fine arts degree in interior design at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savanah, Georgia, and a Ph.D. in architecture education from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Bell is the daughter of the late John W. Jackson Jr., who was campus architect from 1963 to 1977, and is also a graduate of the architecture program in 1954. Dr. Bell is married to Roger L. Bell and has two sons Nicholas (31) and Cameron (23). Dr. Bell recently had her first grandchild, Malik.


Gabrielle Bullock

Gabrielle Bullock
FAIA, IIDA, NOMA, LEED AP, Director, Global Diversity, Perkins + Will (LA)

Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Gabrielle knew from the time that she was twelve years old that architecture would be her calling. Her motivation to enter the profession was a direct response to the design of public housing and her strong desire to positively impact the lives of African Americans and people of color living in her community. Her career path was driven by a passion to design for others and foster access to the design industry for all genders and racial backgrounds.
As the second black female to graduate from the architecture department of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gabrielle has been a key player in our firm’s success for over three decades, working in both the New York and Los Angeles studios where she became the first African American and first woman to rise to the position of Managing Director. Over the course of her career, she has led numerous complex and high-profile projects, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Her unique role as the firm’s Director of Global Diversity and an award-winning principal, enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change.


Imani Day

Imani Day
Assoc. AIA, Designer, Gensler; Editorial Fellow, Avery Review

Imani Day is a designer with Gensler in Detroit, former Adjunct Professor of Design at the University of Detroit Mercy, and an editorial fellow with Columbia University’s Avery Review. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2011, she spent her early career in New York working with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Robert AM Stern. In 2015, Imani moved to Detroit to focus on community-oriented design projects around the city with a strong passion for educational spaces and cultural work. She also has served as an executive board member for the local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Imani is a passionate, vocal designer, with strong inclusion-driven focus on the development of our industry. She joined AIA Detroit’s 2019 Board as the Associate Director in hopes to make an impact through more local collaborations for programming, leading important conversations in our community, and connecting dots for better paths to licensure.


Carolyn Armenta Davis

Carolyn Armenta Davis
Hon. AIA, Independent Architecture Historian, Curator and Lecturer

Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architecture historian, lecturer, curator and writer on contemporary African/Black Diaspora architects. She is an award-winning broadcast writer-producer; a philanthropy consultant; global business adviser; and world traveler.

A member of the Society of Architectural Historians and sought after lecturer, she has spoken in over 35 cities globally. Her presentations explore the intersections of design, culture, ecology, politics and geo-economics informing African American architects, Afro-Latino architects, Afro-European architects and African architects.

Lectures add to her seminal work the Design Diaspora: Black Architecture and International Architecture 1970-1990 exhibition on built designs by 50 Black men and women contemporary African Diaspora architects. It was the first with a transatlantic view of Black architects post the 1960s catalytic civil rights and decolonization era. Its 1993-2000 world tour won accolades from audiences and media on four continents. She produced the documentary Viewpoints of Diaspora Architects recording interviews with eight project architects. A Design Diaspora Black Architects book came out Fall 2014.

Her writings range from articles on the Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates to book reviews. She served on many design juries including the United Nations, UNESCO-UIA, OAU, and Senegal’s International Competition for Design of the Goreé Memorial Complex; the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition; and AIA Chicago Small Projects Award.

In 2014 the American Institute of Architects awarded Davis an honorary membership/Hon. AIA. From 1994-2013 she has been invited to the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Davis created and produced the award winning network radio series, Feminine Footprints, profiling 65 pioneering Black women. She created, produced and hosted the Black Classical Composers radio series of 39, 1-hour programs of symphonies, concertos, operas, sonatas, art songs, etc. created between 1771-1975 by men and women of the African Diaspora.

A global business adviser, Davis served clientele from Fortune 200 corporations and foreign governments to family foundations, non-profit groups and multilateral agencies.

Davis has traveled to over sixty countries on five continents. She is a graduate of Indiana University and a native of Gary, Indiana.


Kate Diamond

Kate Diamond
FAIA, Design Director, HDR Architecture; Former Partner, Siegel l Sklarek l Diamond

Kate is passionate about planning effective, high performance courthouses that create powerful symbols of the role of justice in our democratic society. She has a breadth of experience and talent, with an award-winning and well-published portfolio that encompasses justice, federal, state and local government, K-12 through university, transportation and infrastructure. At HDR, she oversees design for civic, science + technology and academic projects.

Recognized as a true advocate for design in the Los Angeles architecture community and beyond, Kate is known by her peers as a dynamic and fluid team member committed to elevating the industry through her work and involvement. Among her many accomplishments, Kate has served on the National Peer Review Council for the GSA Design Excellence Program since 1996. She was the lead designer for three major GSA Design Excellence completed projects, as well as the lead designer for a major GSA Design Build | Design Excellence competition. Additionally she has taught at the USC School of Architecture and was the first woman president of the AIA LA Chapter.


Hazel Ruth Edwards

Hazel Ruth Edwards
PhD, FAICP, Assoc. AIA; Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Howard University

Dr. Edwards’ unique career has combined place-related research with planning and urban design practice and teaching. Her research interests in quality of life are framed within the urban context while focused primarily on historic residential and campus environments. This orientation has enabled a particular multi- and interdisciplinary approach to architecture, sustainable design, and city planning.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Edwards was raised in Washington, D.C. and later graduated from Howard University (Bachelor of Architecture). She went on to receive degrees from Harvard University (Master of Architecture in Urban Design) and the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D. in regional planning). She returned to North Carolina as a Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. She was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2018. She is a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society.

Dr. Edwards returned to Howard in July 2016 as the first woman in the history of architectural education at the University to be elevated to the rank of full professor and to lead the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering and Architecture. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she taught in graduate city planning programs at Morgan State University and The Catholic University of America.


Debra Gerod

Debra Gerod
FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Gruen Associates

Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP, is a partner of Gruen Associates, a Los Angeles-based, 80-person planning, landscape and architectural firm where she specializes in the collaborative design and delivery of complex projects. Debra joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 2002. Debra’s projects include large-scale, landmark civic and cultural projects such as courthouses, embassies, performing arts centers, museums, libraries and transportation projects. Current projects include the adaptive re-use of the historic Tower Theatre for Apple, the revitalization of Pershing Square, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and Metro’s Airport Metro Connector/96th Street Transit Station.

A past president of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter, she is the 2019 President-
elect for AIA California. Debra volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Heal the Bay and was a long-time
board member for the ACE Mentor Program of Los Angeles. Debra was elevated to a Fellow of the
American Institute of Architects in 2013.


Mira Henry

Mira Henry
Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Henry Architecture (HA); Co-Principal, Current Interests

Mira Henry is a designer and educator. She is the co-principal of the collaborative architectural design practice Current Interests and is design faculty at SCI-Arc. Henry’s built work is grounded in notions of material specificity, color relationships, assembly details, and an engagement in critical cultural thinking. Her formal research and writing focus on architecture, race, and materiality.

She is the recipient of the 2019 Architectural League Prize, Henry Adams AIA Award, and Archiprix International Gold Medal. She has participated in numerous symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and reviews at institutions nationwide, including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton Universities. Mira holds a Bachelor in Art History from the University of Chicago and a Master of Architecture from UCLA.


V. Mitch McEwen

V. Mitch McEwen
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Princeton University; Principal, A(n) Office; Founding Director, Princeton Black Box

V. Mitch McEwen joined the faculty in fall 2017 from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, where she had been an assistant professor since 2014. She is the co-founder of Atelier Office, an architecture collaborative of studios in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn. McEwen’s design work has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, Knight Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts. Atelier Office projects have been commissioned by the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial. Her projects in Detroit have produced a series of operations on houses previously owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority. These include a combined residence and flower incubator for an engineer at 3M, a strategy for 100 houses selected by the City of Detroit to densify the neighborhood of Fitzgerald, and an award-winning repurposing of a balloon-frame house titled House Opera. Her work in urban design and architecture began at Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as founding the Brooklyn-based non-profit SUPERFRONT. McEwen earned her M.Arch. at Columbia and B.A. at Harvard.


Jennifer Newsom

Jennifer Newsom, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, NCARB
Architect and Artist, Dream the Combine; Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Architecture

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and her Master of Architecture from Yale University, where she also received the Fermin Ennis Memorial Fellowship and the Anne C.K. Garland award for academic achievement. While at Yale, she organized the two-day symposium Black Boxes: Enigmas of Space and Race held at Yale School of Architecture.

Recently appointed an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, she teaches undergraduate and graduate architectural design studios. She is also a past instructor at Juxtaposition Arts, a youth empowerment and apprenticeship program in North Minneapolis.

Jennifer’s research probes the conceptual space between real bodies made of flesh, steel, concrete, glass, etc, and the recognition of these bodies through images. Using race as a provocative impetus for her work, she is concerned with surface perceptions and the structures that support those readings. She has worked with firms as diverse as Adjaye Associates, Deborah Berke Partners, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Cooper Robertson.

Her writing has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Architect Magazine, and Africana: The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Experience.


Dr. Sharon E. Sutton

Dr. Sharon E. Sutton
FAIA, Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is an activist educator and public scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of the city-making professions and in the populations they serve, and also advocates for participatory planning and design processes in disenfranchised communities.
Currently a visiting professor at Parsons School of Design, Dr. Sutton has also served on the faculties of Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington, where she is professor emerita. In addition to professional students in architecture, she has taught professional students in urban planning, landscape architecture, and interior design, and has supervised doctoral students in architecture, urban planning, social welfare, and education.
Dr. Sutton, who previously practiced architecture in New York City, was the twelfth African American woman to be licensed to practice architecture, the first to be promoted to full professor of architecture, the second to be elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the first to be president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. She holds five academic degrees—in music, architecture, philosophy, and psychology—and has studied graphic art internationally.
Dr. Sutton’s scholarship explores America’s continuing struggle for racial justice. Her funding has come from the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Hewlett Foundation, among others. Her latest book, When Ivory Towers Were Black: A Story about Race in Americas Cities and Universities, portrays what was undoubtedly the nation’s most audacious effort to recruit black and Puerto Rican students to Columbia University’s School of Architecture.
Early in her career, Dr. Sutton worked as a professional musician in New York City, most notably for Sol Hurok Attractions and in the original cast of Man of La Mancha. Her fine art is in the Library of Congress and has been exhibited in and collected by galleries and museums, business enterprises, and colleges and universities.
Dr. Sutton received the Medal of Honor from both AIA New York and AIA Seattle, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award from AIA National. She is a distinguished professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and an inductee into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.


Roberta Washington

Roberta Washington
FAIA, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, PC (RWA)

As principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC, Roberta Washington has been responsible for the design of new and rehabilitated schools, housing projects and cultural centers including the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center, part of a National Parks Monument. Ms. Washington is an architectural graduate of Howard University and Columbia University. Since 2001, she has researched, written and lectured about the history of black architects – primarily in New York State – and the history of black women in architecture in the US. Her biographies appear in the Biographical Dictionary of African-American Architects, 1865-1945 and African American National Biography (online). She is a past President of the National Organization of Minority Architects and a past Commissioner on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.


Allison Grace Williams

Allison Grace Williams
FAIA, Architect and Founder, AGWms_studio

Architect Allison Grace Williams FAIA, has amassed an international portfolio of large scale civic, cultural and research facilities. While in practice at SOM, Perkins+Will and AECOM, Williams’ inventive instincts and interdisciplinary design leadership generated award-winning buildings that bridge culture, technology and the environment and that convey the values and traditions of their audience and place.
Her most successful projects and the work of the organizations and institutions with whom she collaborates are in huge part, a commentary on the order of priority they place on the relevant issues of our time. They are reflective of their sponsor’s concern for sustainable environments and for inclusive, equitable and socially just outcomes. They also demonstrate a level of tolerance for innovation, risk-taking and doing good in the hierarchy of other competing business factors.
Williams established AGWmd_studio in 2017. It is built on her history as a respected team leader who enlists the power of ideas and design thinking as creative tools in mission-strategic problem solving. Her clients have included corporations, institutions and other design professionals at critical moments in their creative process, defining issues, articulating and prioritizing choices, filtering and consolidating ideas. Williams partners with them to imagine impactful concepts and synergistic design solutions as their narrative toward shaping a positive future.
In addition to design consulting and pro bono efforts, Williams is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, a frequent keynote speaker, and academic lecturer, in a tapestry of continued design practice. Most recently she served as a juror for the AIA’s Committee on the Environment, 2019 COTE Top Ten Design Awards and for The 2019 Architecture at Zero Design Competition.
In 2018, Williams was awarded the Norma Sklarek Award in Architecture by the AIACC.


Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Michelle Joan Wilkinson PhD
Museum Curator, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D. is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), where she works on projects related to contemporary black life. She is the co-curator of two inaugural exhibitions at the NMAAHC: A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond and A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Wilkinson is also developing the museum’s collections in architecture and design.
Prior to NMAAHC, spent six years as Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. In that capacity, she curated over twenty exhibitions, including the critically-acclaimed A People’s Geography: The Spaces of African American Life, and two award-winning shows: For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People and Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists.
Wilkinson holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Emory University. From 1999-2002, she was an assistant professor of African American, Puerto Rican, and Caribbean literature at Bard College in New York. In 2002, Wilkinson entered the museum field seeking to fulfill her passion for the arts, writing, scholarly research, and public engagement. Since then, she has worked on exhibitions, publications, and public programs for the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she held the position of Editor and Library Coordinator.
Wilkinson’s research interests range from African American and African Diaspora cultural studies to global architecture and design. Wilkinson was a 2012 fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York City, and completed a short-term residency at the Design Museum in London as part of her fellowship. Her honors and awards include fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London. Her interdisciplinary research project, “V is for Veranda,” about architectural heritage in the Anglophone Caribbean, has been presented to international audiences in Suriname, England, India, and the United States.

Program Schedule


March 28th

6:00 PM
Dean Mónica Ponce de León
6:00 PM
Keynote Presentation
Michelle Joan Wilkinson PhD, Museum Curator, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture
7:00 PM
Women in Design and Architecture: Larissa Guimaraes, Sheila Lin, Jamie Lipson, Elena M’Bouroukounda, and Anna Renken


March 29th

10:00 AM
Dean Mónica Ponce de León
10:15 AM
Leadership Panel
Imani Day (Moderator)
Assoc. AIA, Designer, Gensler; Editorial Fellow, Avery Review

Debra Gerod FAIA, LEED AP,
Partner, Gruen Associates

Gabrielle Bullock FAIA, IIDA, NOMA, LEED AP,
Director, Global Diversity, Perkins + Will (LA)

Carolyn Armenta Davis Hon. AIA,
Independent Architecture Historian, Curator and Lecturer

Introduction by Jamie Lipson
11:15 AM
Roberta Washington FAIA,
Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, PC (RWA)

Introduction by Larissa Guimaraes
1:00 PM
Collaboration Panel
Jennifer Newsom (Moderator)
Architect and Artist, Dream the Combine; Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Architecture

Kate Diamond FAIA,
Design Director, HDR Architecture; Former Partner, Siegel l Sklarek l Diamond

Hazel Ruth Edwards PhD, FAICP, Assoc. AIA;
Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Howard University

Introduction by Anna Renken
2:00 PM
Screening and Discussion
Carla Jackson Bell PhD,
Dean and Professor, The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science (TSACS)

Kathryn H. Anthony PhD,
ACSA Distinguished Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Introduction by Elena M’Bouroukounda
3:00 PM
Authorship Panel
V. Mitch McEwen (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Princeton University; Principal, A(n) Office; Founding Director, Princeton Black Box

Dr. Sharon E. Sutton FAIA,
Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design

Mira Henry
Design Faculty, SCI-Arc; Principal, Henry Architecture (HA); Co-Principal, Current Interests

Allison Grace Williams FAIA,
Architect and Founder, AGWms_studio

Introduction by Sheila Lin