Women in Architecture: Bias - Part 1

Part 1: Panel Discussion

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March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Women in Architecture

The AIA Houston Women in Architecture Committee's first annual Equity Series: BIAS, kicks off by considering the role of unconscious bias in professional advancement. The two-part series respectfully explores implicit bias by:

• Thoughtfully examining the current climate of bias in the AEC community
• Discussing perception of and barriers to equity
• Educating minorities, allies, and leaders on how to effectively foster workplace inclusivity
• Championing diversity in leadership


Open to the public, this panel discussion features four speakers of diverse backgrounds including an architect, entrepreneur, historian, and philosopher. Sharing their own research and experiences, the panelists will begin the BIAS conversation with Short TED style talks followed by a moderated discussion and questions from the audience.

Panelists include:

Zaida Basora, FAIA: Architect
VP, Huitt-Zollars Dallas

Sofia Fonseca de Nino: Workplace Strategist
Founder, KYO

Despina Stratigakos: Architectural Historian, Author
Professor, University at Buffalo

Dr. Vida Yao: Ethics Philosopher
Assistant Professor, Rice University

Christina Gorczynski: Bias Discussion Moderator
Program Officer, Simmons Foundation

Date: Thursday, March 1st
Time: 6:00 P – 8:00 P
Location: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston: MATCH


$15 – AIA members and students

$25 – non-members


Registration is required. Registration for BIAS Panel Discussion does not provide registration to BIAS Workshop.

Registration will close on Mar 1 at Noon. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. 



This session was approved for 2.0 LU credits.