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Apr. 15th 2019

Throughout her 20 years of experience as a design architect, Jovina Amor has created some of the most distinctive and vibrant buildings in Denver. Working with JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE for the last 16 years, Jovina specializes in the comprehensive design process from concept to execution. She has a unique ability to capitalize on the distinct opportunities and constraints of each project and understands how the initial building blocks of a project translate into a fully realized building. It is from these early feasibility studies that the project’s story and building massing emerge. From there, Jovina leads the development of the design throughout the course of the project. Her passion for design is evident throughout each phase of a project. Jovina’s skill in architectural design detailing elevates not only the project a whole but each person’s experience of the space.

Jovina believes in the power of architecture to enhance the built environment in unique and thoughtful ways that enrich people’s lives. She has an innate skill for envisioning the way different materials and their palettes work together holistically to complement their greater context. She takes great care to ensure that the design details reinforce the overall story and intent of the project, stitching together the art and execution of architecture.

Jovina’s design insight and aptitude has helped position JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE as a top architecture and interior design firm in the region. The first in her family to pursue an education outside of India, she came to the United States in 1998 to complete a Master of Architecture at University of Colorado Denver. Her personal warmth and optimistic outlook radiate throughout her personal and professional lives. She enjoys spending time with her kids, family and friends outside of work, as well as singing, painting and volunteering at the kid’s schools.

Some of Jovina’s most notable projects include The Ramble Hotel, City Park Golf Clubhouse, 18th and Market, Garden Court affordable housing, Sheridan Affordable Housing, Tahoe City Lodge, Glacier Club, St. Regis Aspen, 24 Walnut Townhomes and The Douglas Apartments.

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – Lindee Zimmer

Mar. 14th 2019

Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She was born in Boulder and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Art Education. She is the founder and director of the Fort Collins Mural Project. She currently lives in Denver. She spends her time painting any surface possible, creating immersive art environments and advocating for art.

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Meet WiD’s 2018 8×8 Panel

Apr. 18th 2018

Join WiD on April 25th to hear each of these 8 panelists speak for 8 minutes each.  

Hilary Oliver: Outdoor Industries

Hilary Oliver is a writer, editor and filmmaker based in Denver. She manages and edits Verticulture, the blog for Seattle-based gear company Outdoor Research. As a freelancer, her writing has appeared in Bust, Outside, Adventure Journal, National Geographic Adventure and many other websites and magazines. Her short films have shown at festivals like Banff Mountain Film Festival and Mountainfilm in Telluride. You can find her at

Wendy Merchant: Education for girls in STEM

Wendy founded Girls in STEM Denver with the express purpose of helping close the gender gap in STEM fields by leveraging her enthusiasm, determination and resources to create pathways that encourage girls to seek a STEM related career prior to entering post secondary education.  Wendy graduated with a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a licensed mechanical engineer. Her background includes 20 years of experience working in the Colorado design and construction industry as a consulting mechanical engineer designing building systems including; HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and building automation control systems.  In 2013, Wendy decided to follow her passion to give back to the community, founding the nonprofit, Girls in STEM Denver.  Utilizing her talents, experience and extensive network of professional women working in STEM related careers, Girls in STEM Denver works directly with high school and middle school students to provide real world career exploration, networking, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities.  In her free time, Wendy also enjoys being outdoors skiing, golfing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Stephanie Bruno: Retention for Women in STEM

Stephanie Bruno is chair of the Board of Trustees for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a unique community foundation that creates more pathways to economic security for Colorado women.  This is her seventh year on the board of trustees where she has also served as Treasurer, and Chair of the Audit and Finance and Investment committees. In her day job Stephanie runs her own financial planning practice where she works to improve the impact of money in peoples’ lives.  Stephanie is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, a Certified Financial Planner®, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and a Retirement Manager Advisor?.  In addition to volunteering with the Women’s Foundation, she serves on the Colorado Zoological Trust Board and previously served on the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Board.  Stephanie is honored to be included in the inaugural class of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Colorado Civic DNA Fellows program.

Sarah Palmeri: The Magazine Project

Sarah graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 2011, where she studied mass communication and studio art. She has worked with Think 360 Arts for Learning since early 2016, an arts education nonprofit that integrates the arts in schools and community centers around Colorado. Her work has been exhibited in Ann Arbor, Baton Rouge, Denver, Key West, Los Angeles, Taos, Santa Fe, and San Francisco, and she has been a member of Strangers Art Collective of Santa Fe, NM since 2015. Sarah is currently is living and working in Denver, Colorado.

Lisa Goodbee: Maternity/Creative Leave

Lisa A. Goodbee, PE has 34 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering projects.  She started Goodbee & Associates, Inc. in 1994, and along with her staff of 16 utility engineers and planners, has enabled Goodbee to become known as the “go-to” firm for utility coordination.   Her experience encompasses a broad range of transportation and utility design and design build projects, including all but one of RTD’s FastTrack’s Corridors and countless CDOT and municipality transportation projects in the metro Denver area, throughout Colorado as well as in Texas, California and Nevada.

Jennifer Bousselot: Denver Green Roof Initiative

Jennifer Bousselot is the Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) Marketing and Events Coordinator and teaches classes and advises online students at Colorado State University in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Jen completed her doctorate research studying green roof species selection, including Colorado native plants, and substrate compositions at Colorado State University in 2010. Jen has taught both homeowner and college-level horticultural courses and managed Master Gardener programs in two states over the past 15 years.

Kathleen Corbett: LGBTQ Spaces

Kathleen Corbett, principal and owner of Corbett AHS, Inc., has worked as a professional architectural historian since 2004 and holds a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, she serves on Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission and on the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board.  Her interest in LGBTQ history dates back to the 1970s when, as a teen, she stole a copy of Gay American History from her hometown public library. It saved her life and she still has it.

Nicole Horst: River Mile  

Nicole brings over eighteen years of experience designing and managing some of Wenk Associates’ most complex park, riverfront, and greenway projects that often require the coordination of multi-disciplinary consultant teams and multiple stakeholder groups. She has managed multiple projects along Denver’s South Platte River that range from planning for recreation use as part of habitat restoration and flood risk reduction, final design and construction documents for a new urban park and promenade in the emerging River North (RiNo) arts district, final design and construction of Shoemaker Plaza at Confluence Park. Nicole was responsible for the design and construction of Steamboat Ski Resort’s base area pedestrian promenade and daylighted creek. Currently, Nicole is developing the plan to implement the vision for 7.2 miles along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she is part of the visioning team for the future ‘River Mile’, a new urban district along the South Platte River in Downtown Denver.

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First Tuesday Recess

Mar. 30th 2017

April 4, 2017 – April 4, 2017

3200 Pecos

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Hosted by the Outreach Committee, join WiD for networking, socializing and learning more about volunteer opportunities.  No RSVP required.  This event is open to members, friends, colleagues and anyone interested in learning more about Women in Design.


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August First Tuesday Recess

Jul. 5th 2016

August 2, 2016 – August 2, 2016

BCycle Station at Denver Union Station

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August First Tuesday Recess Flyer

WiD invites you to travel to August’s First Tuesday Recess via bicycle tour around downtown Denver.  This event is free, open to members and non-members but RSVP is required by July 29th.  Bring your own bike or if you don’t own one, WiD will provide a BCycle shared bicycle for you.

Cycling not your thing?  Feel free to meet us at Nocturne (RSVP still required).


5-5:30 Meet @ Union Station BCycle Station, 1651 Wynkoop St.

5:30-6 Bike to Nocturne, scenic route, highlighting new construction & businesses

6-8 – Networking + live music + appetizers & drinks @ Nocturne, 1330 27th Street


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SDA Edcuation Event – Anatomy of a Contract

Mar. 8th 2016

April 2016 Flyer

RSVP to SDA through by noon on Monday, April 18th.

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December First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 30th 2015

December 1, 2015 – December 1, 2015

1309 26th St.

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December First Tuesday Recess Flyer


First Tuesday Recess hosted by the Events Committee.  Come to network, learn more about WiD Events, volunteer opportunities or socialize with your design friends.  This is an event open to friends and colleagues and no RSVP is required.




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Growing Gardens Volunteer Event

May. 28th 2014

June 21, 2014

1630 Hawthorn Ave.

Boulder, CO

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Registration is still open for this event since we have met our minimum to volunteer at the Gardens.

growing gardens Flyer Final new font

Growing Gardens is growing with a focus on community farming and youth involvement. Growing Gardens has various projects in which they encourage people to volunteer to learn and experience a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.  Women in Design will be working with the Cultiva! youth program and/or the Children’s Peace Garden. Please go to for more information about the two programs


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Feb. 5th 2014

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Business By Design

Jan. 17th 2014

Saturday February 8, 2014

1755 Blake St.
Denver, CO

Map and Directions

Business by Design final

The Lineup:

Morning Session

  • Legal/Tax Session: Kristi & Edward Lush attorneys at Zupkus & Angell, PC & Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
  • Marketing Session: Jodi Holloway
  • Insurance Session: Cindy King, VP at Public Underwriters Inc. Agency of Colorado

Lunch Panel

  • Well Seasoned Business Owner: Nan Anderson, Principal of Anderson Hallas Architects
  • 8 to 10 year business Owner: Amanda O’Connor, President of Entitlement and Engineering Solutions, Inc.
  • New Business Owner: Emily Adams, Founder & Design Director of NeoEra, Inc.

Afternoon Session

  • Financing Session: Gina Greenwood, Business Development at Public Service Credit Union
  • Alternative Business Models: Susan Brown, Principal at Valerian LLC.
  • Business in the Cloud and IT: Katie Kish, Consultant at Quandary Ventures

For more information on the speakers please see attached: Business By Design Subjects and Speakers_2014

to RSVP please email

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