July 14, 2020

Catherine Meng, AIA

Everyone has a design voice - but some are still outnumbered by others. The Design Voice Podcast seeks to elevate and amplify the voices of womxn in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Each episode features honest conversations with those who shape the built environment. By telling their stories, this podcast hopes to serve as a source of education, inspiration and empowerment.

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Siboney’s experience in architecture school, and the problem with the curriculum

  • How Siboney was raised to question what narratives are prioritized

  • Siboney’s work with the AIA San Antonio Latinos in Architecture Committee

  • The importance and power of being able to enter a space in which you feel welcomed.

  • The systems aren’t broken - they are working exactly how they were intended to

  • Siboney’s experience so far at OppCo for her Rose Fellowship

  • On learning the right language to challenge real estate developers

  • The responsibility that comes with creating space.

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May 01, 2020

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture.

 

A diverse profession mirrors the society it serves and celebrates the contributions of all architects, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, geographic location, or practice.

 

Diversity encourages alternatives to traditional practice models and provides opportunities for a greater variety of individuals to become architects.

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program recognizes architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture.  In 2020, only two were singled out for excellence. AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture is proud to be a recipient of this tremendous honor.

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December 06, 2019

Looking inward and outward, architects make strides toward more significant inclusion in the field

AIA National 

Kathleen M. O'Donnell

AIA brought together architects and allied professionals to discuss what is changing and what yet needs to change to support a more equitable, diverse, inclusive workforce in a year-long event series.

Despite the challenges and obstacles created by implicit and overt biases many of the speakers have overcome, they continue to enjoy enormous success as architects and are recognized for their leadership in the community. A common trait is their ability to put positive and negative experiences in perspective, and another is a focus on how to make the profession more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, for the next generation.

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December 06, 2019

Looking inward and outward, architects make strides toward more significant inclusion in the field

AIA National 

Kathleen M. O'Donnell

AIA brought together architects and allied professionals to discuss what is changing and what yet needs to change to support a more equitable, diverse, inclusive workforce in a year-long event series.

Despite the challenges and obstacles created by implicit and overt biases many of the speakers have overcome, they continue to enjoy enormous success as architects and are recognized for their leadership in the community. A common trait is their ability to put positive and negative experiences in perspective, and another is a focus on how to make the profession more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, for the next generation.

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