WHY I WAS IN SAN ANTONIO IN OCT.
Latinos in Architecture
I organized and moderating a panel on the westside of San Antonio as co-chair of the AIA San Antonio Latinos in Architecture Committee. The National American Institute of Architects co-sponsored the event for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
It was a free event. Food and beverages were provided. Over 80 people showed up from various industries. 20+ students attended.
Fewer than 10% of licensed architects are Hispanic and Latinos/as/x. Join AIA and AIA San Antonio's Latinos in Architecture (LiA) for a panel discussion that will explore how the architecture industry can better support design careers for Hispanic and Latinos/as/x and how to pioneer new paths to equity. Network over hors d'oeuvres, then add your voice to this important conversation in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mary Ann Alcorta Mitchell, AIA, Founder & President, Mitchell Design Group
Roberto C. Treviño, AIA, MBA, District 1 Councilman
Paola Fernandez, Designer & Urbanist, Able City
Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas, Architectural Designer, GSC, and LiA Chair, Austin
Siboney Díaz-Sánchez, AIA, Architect, Rose Fellow at OppCo
This event is part of AIA's "Embracing Our Differences, Changing the World" speaker series.
The AIA San Antonio Latinos in Architecture Committee supports our local communities by participating in volunteer opportunities, investing in community issues, strengthening relationships between professionals in the field of architecture and design and promoting professional and student work. We aim to positively influence students aspiring to become architects and designers by providing guidance and expertise.