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Lecture – Carolyn Armenta Davis

Heather Howell : April 8, 2015 9:54 am : Blog

 

 

Who: Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA

What: Lecture as part of UCD’s “Spring Lecture Series: “Multiple Modernities and Continuities of African Diaspora Architects”

Where: University of Colorado Denver, 1250 14th St Denver, CO 80202

When: Monday, APRIL 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm ; Reception 5:30-6:00pm on the 2nd floor of the College of Architecture and Planning

 

 

 Carolyn Armenta Davis  111 Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architecture historian, lecturer, curator and writer on contemporary African/Black Diaspora architects. She is an award-winning broadcast writer-producer; a philanthropy consultant; design juror; global business adviser; and world traveler. A member of the Society of Architectural Historians and sought after lecturer she has spoken in over 35 cities globally.

Her groundbreaking exhibition Design Diaspora: Black Architects and International Architecture 1970-1990™ was the first offering a global perspective of contemporary Black architects touring 20 venues in eight countries on four continents. It spotlighted built designs of 50 Black architects in 38 Black-owned firms in the USA, Americas, Europe and Africa.

Her presentations explore the intersections of design, culture, ecology, politics and geo-economics informing African American architects,  Afro-Latino architects, Afro-European architects and African architects. In 2014 the American Institute of Architects awarded Davis an honorary membership/Hon.AIA.http://carolynarmentadavis.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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The City of Boulder is Recruiting Designers for the 2015 Boulder Design Advisory Board

SMcMullen : February 10, 2015 2:26 pm : Blog, Share

The City of Boulder 2015 Annual Recruitment for Boards and Commissions is happening now!  The Boulder Design Advisory Board has 2 open vacancies coming up.  Wouldn’t it be great if they were filled by women?

Board Applications: https://bouldercolorado.gov/boards-commissions

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, February 12 at 5 PM

Consider this:

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“What do you hear about great groups? Not that the members are all really smart but that they listen to each other. They share criticism constructively. They have open minds. They’re not autocratic.” – read more about this study by HBR.

Blog Post By: Michelle W. Lee, Architect, Ultralite Living

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Exhibition and CE Credit Opportunity sponsored by Rocky Mountain Lights

SMcMullen : January 29, 2015 1:59 pm : Blog

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RSVP today!

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Volunteer with WiD

Heather Howell : January 29, 2015 1:07 pm : Blog, Share

Volunteering is exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding!

 

Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteering can help you:

  • Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach your skills to others
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Gain work experience
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  • Make a difference at WiD

And it is as easy and 1-2-3.

1. Simply decide weather you would like to help out for a single event or two, or if you want to join in on a more regular basis by joining a Steering Committee.

2. Go to the new Volunteer Form Here.

3. Submit your interests and we will contact you asap.

 

 

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VIP Membership Party Prizes

SMcMullen : January 21, 2015 7:50 am : Blog

In case the food and drink, membership discounts, and the great company of fellow WIDs, isn’t enough to convince you to come to the VIP Membership party, some amazing prizes have been donated for our drawings.

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GIFTCARD larkburger

 

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Calling All Bloggers…

SMcMullen : October 28, 2014 12:06 pm : Blog

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Women in Design is accepting guest blog posts to add a new little flavor to our blog page.  If you are a regular blogger or even just want to try your first stab at one, submit short articles for publication on our blog page.  All we ask is that your article is design related and between 250 and 1000 words.  Email your articles or any questions to blog@widdenver.org.

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Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library Hard Hat Tour

Geneva Kowalski : October 28, 2014 9:30 am : Blog, Events, Share

November 11, 2014

View MapMap and Directions | Register

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Please log in before registering, this is a members only event.

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Syncopate presented by Radian on November 19th

SMcMullen : October 27, 2014 9:17 pm : Blog

Check out a presentation by the Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center on November 19 at 5:30. The presentation is being put on by a fellow non profit  called Radian.  See below for details.  Tickets may be purchased here.

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Second Annual Meet the Dark Side Event

Geneva Kowalski : October 23, 2014 10:29 am : Blog

The Emerging Professionals Coalition of AIA Colorado has organized an multi-disciplinary event to get as many people from all fields, disciplines, industries, etc. of design in one spot to network and meet new people;  for the future leaders of tomorrow to meet and build relationships today!

 

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BLOG SERIES – KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MARY MARGARET JONES (BLOG NO. 2)

SMcMullen : August 10, 2014 6:14 pm : Blog

Women in Design is looking forward to welcoming Landscape Architect, Mary Margaret Jones, President of Hargreaves Associates.  as the 2014 Keystone Speaker this fall.  In weeks prior to the event, WID will post a few blogs about her career and some examples of her impressive resume.  This is the second blog in the series.

Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Hargreaves Associates and its team worked with the DRWC planning committee, stakeholder agencies and neighborhood groups over a nine month period to develop a conceptual framework for the redevelopment of Penn’s Landing with an emphasis on an integrated approach to the overall public realm and development strategy, transportation systems, structural deck systems  and concept for a world class 21st century urban park that will catalyze the creation of vibrant waterfront neighborhoods at Marina Basin and the Market Street site.  Our work included the exploration of a wide range of program ideas and test fits to determine the appropriate mix and scale of amenities throughout the new Penn’s Landing District. The project will reconnect Center City to the Delaware River via a new 12 acre I-95 highway cap, and includes a total 34.15 acres of waterfront open space within a new 45 acre neighborhood.

Below are a few renderings of the proposed site.

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