This year as part of Women in Design’s outreach effort we are sponsoring and volunteering for Denver’s new Zero Landfill project. If you are interested in volunteering, please email ZeroLandfillDenver@gmail.com.
ZeroLandfillTM is a grassroots upcycling or reuse program started in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006 by individuals working in the architectural and interior design industry. Concerned by the lack of a formal recycling program for the staggering amount of specification materials used in the facility design and renovation processes, the ZeroLandfillTM team developed a program to divert these items from the waste stream and find new audiences in the community who placed value in the materials.
Patricia W. Swan, 87, a residence of Stoneridge Retirement Community in Mystic, CT passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family and friends on January 23, 2012.
She was born on April 21, 1924 in Malden, MA to Mary (Flett) Swan and Dewey Swan. She grew up in Bronxville, NY, moving to Greenwich, CT when she was 13 and attended the Greenwich High School. She attended Antioch College for a year then volunteered to serve in the (WAC) the Women’s Army Core from 1944 – 46 where she served as a wartime military meteorologist. After the war she attended Columbia University and earned her architectural degree in 1951.
Women in Design shined bright at IIDA’s 7th annual Pret a Porter fashion show receiving 3rd place in the Professional category! Congratulations to the WiD team-hats off to you, ladies!
Women in Design partnered with Kimball Office to create their own re-imagined vision of Madama Butterfly transforming the fragile, repressed Cio-Cio San into an empowered warrior ready to fight for life and love.
The 2011 WiD Pret a Porter team:
Laura Butler (team captain), Jayna Kline (model), Jennifer Gray, Geneva Kowalski, Shannon Hulm, Victoria Schmitz and Caroline Seeberger
Many thanks to Tye Keliiholokai at Kimball Office for helping make the vision a reality! Click here for more photos.
As a nonprofit educational and service organization, Women in Design depends on the financial support of private businesses and individuals who are committed to helping in making a difference in the lives of women working in the design and construction industries. Your support of WiD’s mission emphasizes your commitment to women working in industries vital to sustaining our economy and our communities. Click here to learn more about WiD.
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Getting a new membership system up and running will always have its little challenges. I’m sure some of you have received a brief email about your membership renewal date approaching but no info on how to renew. Well, we’ve got that wrinkle ironed out.
Thanks so much for your support! With your help, we can bring to you and others lots of fun events: lectures, charitable drives, networking events, volunteer opportunities, and outdoor activities. You are the foundation of WiD and we thank you!
Free this weekend? There’s still time to volunteer for the AIA’s Box City!
There are three days for volunteer opportunities:
Friday, April 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. – Setting up the event at the Webb Building
Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Working the event and basic clean up
Sunday, April 17 from 4 – 5 p.m. – Tearing down the city and remaining clean up efforts
See our Box City link for the contact information for the AIA Box City coordinator, Nicole. Drop her a line or give her a call! Box City is tons of fun for kids AND adults!
Clear your schedule next Tuesday (April 19th) for Trivia Night! The Irish Snug (as usual), 7:45 pm. Be there and wear yellow to find your fellow WiD teammates. Bring along any friends who want to know more about WiD or who have a wide spectrum of knowledge or really anyone!
4/5/11 Canvas & Cocktails with WiD (have fun painting and hanging out with other WiD members)
4/9/11 Members Only Event: Spring Hike (“I love to go a-wandering, along the mountain track! And as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back. Valderie! Valdera! Valderie! Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!”)
4/16/11 AIA’s Box City: A great opportunity to volunteer, help some kids, and get an IDP hour or three. Being a member of AIA is NOT required!
Have you been to a WiD trivia night lately? They’re once a month at the Irish Snug and you wear the color of the month? If you have, I’m pretty sure you’d remember Meg Kullerd, the organizer — bubbly, smart, great laugh. Turns out she writes too. Last month, she had an article on the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Blog. It’s titled: “Working the Market– Dating and Job Searching“. Check it out, and keep your eyes and ears open for the next WiD Trivia Night. There’ll be one in March and everyone, WiD members and WiD-curious alike, are invited!
If you’re also interested in volunteering, check out our next volunteer opportunity on March 12th. Wid on the Farm!
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Winter Lecture. We listened to Dana Romanoff talk (and looked at her stunning photos) about immigration from Mexico and the effect it has on the women left behind. She shared great information, great insight, and sparked a great conversation afterward. Visit her website if you’re curious about her work. Thank you, Dana, for sharing your lovely photos with us!
WiD has a Facebook page to spread the news about WiD and upcoming WiD events. Would you like to have the latest info? Click here to go to our Facebook page. Be sure to “like” us so our updates appear in your news feed.
WiD is on LinkedIn. As a WiD member, you have access to our group on LinkedIn where you can read and discuss the latest news (and read about upcoming job opportunities before word hits the streets!) and share your big ideas. Join us!