2024 AIASF Design Technology Symposium<< All Events
2024 AIASF Design Technology Symposium
AIA Member: $90 | AIA Student: $30 | General: $125
2024 Sponsorship Opportunities available!
AIASF in collaboration with the Center for Architecture + Design and the AIASF Design Technology Committee presents a full-day 2024 Design Technology Symposium at the new Center for Architecture + Design in San Francisco. (6.0 LU Pending)
AIASF is working to address access, or lack thereof, and equity in the workplace and will explore themes on Transforming How We Design and Build: Access + Equity. While we have made significant strides at national, state, and local levels as a leading organization in the AEC industry, the AIASF chapter intends to continue promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through impactful programs that aim to supplement our mission and values.
According to statistics database Zippia, “23.3% of all architects are women, while 76.7% are men. And in 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned”.
Programming that highlights issues of access and equity are limited, and even more so, is the discussion of women architects and their experiences out in the field, in the corporate environment, or as team leaders. AIASF collaborates closely with our Knowledge Communities to create programs and networking opportunities that realize the goal of equitable practice for everyone, advance the profession, and communicate the value of architecture to society.
Registration Opens // Morning beverages + pastries
Opening Remarks / Keynote
A roundtable of experts will contribute to this conversation on the future of design and construction and how to enhance cross-collaboration and work relationships:
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM // Technology, Education + Equity
Exploring the role of technology in transforming architectural education and bridging industry skill gaps. Delving into technology's role in promoting equitable access in architectural education and bridging industry skill gaps.
Moderator: Mahshad Kazem Zadeh, PhD, Gensler
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM // Technology, Professional Practice + Equity
Examining how professional practice employs design technology like BIM, VR/AR, and Generative Design to create equitable and enhanced project delivery.
Moderator: Brandon Nuckelt, MBH Architects
1:30 - 2:15 PM // Lunch Break
Lunch is sponsored by Ideate Software.
2:15 - 3:30 PM // Equity in Emerging Technologies
Spotlighting future technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, and Startups that promise to shape an inclusive architectural future.
Moderator: Thesla Collier, CSI CDT, Gensler
3:45 - 5:00 PM // Equity-Driven Case Studies
Focusing on real-life examples of client relationships and architectural results driven by technology, emphasizing equitable outcomes and inclusion.
Moderator: Al Dram, Blueprints AI