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3/7/19, 6:30pm - 8pm
Perkins Eastman, 115 Fifth Avenue
1.5 LU

While there are many forms of mentorship, all successful people will say that mentorship has been critical to their progression. What is mentorship? Mentors and mentees at various stages in their careers in architecture will share their experiences of mentorship, both on the advising and receiving end. Join us for a lively discussion with architects and find out how to land your next mentor or mentee.

Louise Braverman, FAIA, Founding Principal, Louise Braverman Architect
Practicing locally and globally, Louise Braverman is an award-winning architect, whose highly focused firm is committed to building sustainable architecture of art + conscience. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, she established her practice, Louise Braverman Architect, to design aesthetically inventive architecture that is situated in both its time and place.

Julia Gamolina, Assoc. AIA, Founder and Editor, Madame Architect
With experience spanning design, communications, and business development, Julia Gamolina is focused on the built environment and the advancement and visibility of the women who work in it. She received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture.

Samantha Josaphat, Principal, Studio 397
Samantha Josaphat is an Architect and the founder the boutique firm Studio 397 Architecture. Because representation matters, Samantha is also the President of the National Organization of Minority Architect’s New York Chapter and a professor at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School or Architecture, to promote excellence, community engagement, and the professional development.

Vivian Lee, AIA, Principal, Richard Meier & Partners
Vivian Lee became a Principal in 2018. Prior to joining Richard Meier & Partners, she lived and worked in Europe and Asia, bringing to the Firm a diverse background and extensive international experience. Lee practiced in a wide range of areas prior to joining Richard Meier & Partners, including the sectors of Education, Corporate, Retail, Airport, Cultural, and Interiors.

Sara Lopergolo, AIA, Partner, Selldorf Architects
Ms. Lopergolo is a licensed architect with nearly three decades of experience. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, and has studied and worked in England, Italy, and Japan. She is currently Treasurer of the Board of Open House New York and sits on the Advisory Board of Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Mindy No, AIA, Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman
Mindy No, AIA LEED AP BD+C is an Associate Principal with Perkins Eastman with over 22 years of experience as an architect, designer and project manager. Her portfolio represents a diverse range of high profile higher education and civic projects, which include academic buildings, performing arts, libraries, and museums.

Kerry Nolan, AIA, Senior Associate, Beyer Blinder Belle
Kerry Nolan is an Senior Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners with more than 20 years of expertise leading project teams through the development of design and construction documents, and coordinating the work of the consultant team.She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.

Caroline James, Assoc. AIA, Co-Founder, Voices of Women (VOW) Architects
Caroline James is an architectural designer and advocate currently based in Helsinki, Finland. She has served on the steering committee for Voices of Women and Voices of Plurality Flash Mobs for Equality & Equity at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture and 2018 AIA National Conference in New York. Most recently, VOW Architects and RebelArchitette organized the campaign to recognize Doriana Fuksas as equal collaborator at Studio FUKSAS.


This International Women’s Day Panel is coordinated in tandem with:
– Panel Discussion hosted by RebelArchitette, Bergamo, Italy, on March 7, 2019
– Panel Discussion co-hosted by Architecta and VOW Architects, Helsinki, Finland


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Organized by
AIANY Women in Architecture Committee
3/7/19, 6:30pm - 8pm
Perkins Eastman, 115 Fifth Avenue
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