American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

A Conversation on Firm Culture with Carole Wedge and Jessica Lane

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Join us for a conversation on architecture firm culture with Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, and EHDD's Jessica Lane. Jessica is an emerging designer at EHDD, and has a pre-architecture life that included such disparate ventures as editing a design magazine and building strawbale houses. Carole has led a transformation as president of Shepley Bulfinch, with the creation of an open culture and work environment in new office space in Boston; the rebranding of the firm and its institutional identity; and the addition of offices in Phoenix (2009) and San Francisco (2012).

Carole got her start at Shepley Bulfinch in 1986, working in the mailroom as a co-op architecture student at the Boston Architectural Center. In 2000 she was named a principal and in 2004 she became the 130-year old firm’s first female president.

Throughout her career she has sought to transform organizations by challenging them to face issues with clarity, frankness, and commitment. As an architect she has focused on the convergence of learning and teaching and research environments, with a long-standing commitment to sustainable design. A leader, mentor, and advocate, Carole is committed to making the architectural profession relevant to future generations. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Boston Architectural College (BAC) and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

She serves on the AIA’s Large Firm Roundtable and the advisory board of the Design Futures Council’s publication, Design Intelligence. She has spoken and written widely, presenting at the last five AIA national conventions and speaking at multiFORMity ’08, the 2008 AIA Diversity Plenary.