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December 7, 2020
6:00 PM
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Brought to you by the Justice, Equity : Diversity and Inclusivity

JE:DI and HNOMA Forum
Monday, December 7, 6pm
Online, Registration Required 

Join AIAH Justice Equity : Diversity Inclusivity Collective and Houston National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) when NOMA National Presidents Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, of HOK and Jason Pugh, AIA, AICP, NOMA, of Gensler will give a keynote about leadership and advocacy incorporating the core values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity. This virtual forum will be followed by small group breakout sessions facilitated by local discussion leaders for members and allied professionals of the architecture and design community to have a discourse about anti-racism and the state of the profession to acknowledge, affirm and act in order to foster growth.

Each breakout session will focus on one the four initiatives of JE:DI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Please select which session you would prefer to participate in. Additionally please fill out the survey linked here. This survey will be used to gather information regarding AIAH-HNOMA membership for the December Forum event.  The anonymous answers will be collated and shared for discussion at the event on December 7, 2020. Survey results will also be shared out from the AEC and architecture education community of Houston.

AIA Credit: 1.5 LU

Discussion leaders include:

  • Luisina Basilico, AIA/ Principal / Page​​

  • Antoine Bryant, NOMA, Associate AIA / Associate, Project Manager, Business Development / Moody Nolan

  • Kiza Forgie, AIA / Senior Associate /  DKA

  • Anzilla Gilmore, FAIA, NOMAC / Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering/ Rice University

  • Krystyn Haecker, AIA / Associate Principal / Mirador Group

  • Melvalean McLemore, AIA, NOMA / Project Architect / Project Manager / Moody Nolan

  • Halima McWilliams with Tina McKone, AIA / Architect / Corgan

  • Bayardo Selva, AIA /  Architect / Cre8 Architects

  • Terry Smith, AIA, NOMA / Principal In Charge /  Smith & Company

  • AJ Sustaita, AIA / Senior Associate / Corgan

  • Florence Tang, Associate AIA, NOMA / Project Manager, Department of Design and Engineering  / Houston Zoo

  • Justin Taplet, NOMA, AIA / Architect / Gensler

  • Laura Vargas, AIA / Project Director / Associate Principal / EYP

  • Lindsey Williams, Associate AIA, NOMA / Lead Planner - Community & Regional Planning for the City of Houston