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    Filling the Gap: Architects + the Future Generation

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

    Ask Us Anything: Architecture Profession + Mentorship

    Join the AIASF Mentorship Committee as it continues the conversation on topics that address the issues that affect our careers and quality of life during this turbulent time of economic recession, Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest.

    This event is intended to give architectural professionals and students alike, an opportunity to converse with three different organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area whose primary goals are to present different opportunities where you can make a difference in your life or in the life of others, by becoming actively involved with their programs that mentor and support the development of the next generation of architects, engineers and contractors.

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    About the Panelists:

    ACE MENTOR PROGRAM SF BAY AREA

    CYNTHIA MUNOZ, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal
    Stoecker and Northway Architects
    Chair of the Board of Directors of ACE Mentorship SF Bay Area

     

    OLIVE HO, RA, LEED AP BD+C
    Director of Workplace Strategy & Change Management
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of ACE Mentorship SF Bay Area

    The ACE Mentor Program’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to career opportunities in the architecture, construction and engineering fields through a free after-school program, scholarship/internship opportunities and continued support for our alumni as they advance into their educational and career path.

    We believe that inspiring young people to explore the collaborative world of the construction industry and the role architects play in it is crucial to the health and success of our built environment for generations to come. We also want to promote increasing diversity within architecture and the construction industry as a whole.

     


    About the Panelists:

    NEW WORLD ARCHITECTS CAMP

    JEREMIAH TOLBERT, AIA East Bay chapter
    Tobert Architects, Inc., CEO
    Chair and founder of the New World Architects Camp (NWA-C)

    CAMERON TOLER, Director of Impact for Open Architecture
    Collaborative NY; co-founder of NWA-C

     

    New World Architects-Camp is an annual free week-long camp to expose underserved middle school youth mostly in the Bay Area and beyond to the disciplines of architecture, development, engineering and construction. Each year their projects are largely based on a real project. It has been a partnership with the AIA East Bay and Fam 1st Family Foundation — a locally-focused nonprofit founded by Oakland natives and NFL players Joshua Johnson and Marshawn Lynch. The camp has evolved into having an after-school program at the West Oakland Youth Center and in the spring a new course and UC Berkeley called ED131 – The Community Design Process.

    Together we develop curriculum, organize volunteers, lead synchronous subject content and provide continual mentorship beyond the camp.

    For youth of color in field of architecture, there has always been a lack of access and opportunities, not skill and creativity. Our camp helps to tackle the access issue through exposure of the career, but we need support from the profession to allow participation to close the opportunity divide. Come support us by volunteering or with capital.

     


    About the Panelists:

    COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CAREER
    + SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP FOUNDATION

    SARA MURDOCK, PHD
    Community College to Career (CC2C) Social Impact
    Ventures & Assessment (SIVA)

     

    Community College to Career (CC2C), an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Foundation, is an active partnership between industry and education to expand economic opportunity and increase diversity in the STEM workforce.

    We believe that community colleges in Silicon Valley are in a unique position to partner with several industry clusters in our innovation economy to provide education and training in an expedited way for jobs that will provide solid middle-class incomes.

     


    Moderator:
    Roland Lau, AIA   Perkins Eastman

    Host:
    Jing Liu, AIA   EHDD | AIASF Mentorship Committee Chair

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    Date:
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Time:
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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    AIA San Francisco
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    (415) 874-2620
    Email:
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