Women in Architecture

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2021 Equity Series

AIA Houston Women in Architecture 2021 Equity Series

WORK/LIFE - Balance by Design

A Work/life balance - did it ever really exist?  In this past year, the pandemic has amplified the imbalances in our personal lives and workplaces.  Before the pandemic, both the  design-office culture and our individual  passion and dedication to our work had many of us struggling to find a balance between ourselves as professionals and ourselves as community members, caretakers, parents, and family units. We have watched the boundaries that we were once able to maintain dissolve abruptly, leaving many of us carrying new levels of responsibility with reduced productivity, caring for sick family members, and processing loss without adequate support.  Not only in our profession, but nationwide, we are seeing an epidemic of burnout.

In this year’s Equity Series, WORK/LIFE -Balance by Design, we will discuss the need for broader implementation of systems that combat and prevent burnout and support the goals of our peers at work and at home.   How do we use the monumental societal shifts of the past year to bring about new practices that create and maintain healthy boundaries, facilitate communication, and provide inclusive environments, particularly for parents and caretakers?



  • Cate Black AIA, NCARB, FORTIFIED Wise, SEED I, Principal & Founder; RISE Architecture & Design


  • Allison Hughes, Senior Hospitality Planner, Gensler
  • Mette Aamodt, CEO, Co-Founder, Aamodt / Plumb Architects
  • Tiffany D. Brown, MBA, NOMA, Assoc. AIA, NOMA National Executive Director
  • Daimian Hines AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Hines Architecture + Design


$10 AIA Members / AIAH Affiliate Members / Students
$15 Non-Members

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants beginning April 12. A minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund if you need to cancel your reservation.


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