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2/26/20, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU
Please join the Women in Architecture Committee for a discussion surrounding gender equity in the workplace. The conversation on gender equity involves everyone. Change cannot happen if it is only women talking to women about women. Men in architecture and allied industries need to be engaged in the gender equity conversation and be part of the initiative to create better leaders, to enable impact, and to support an equitable decision-making process in the workplace. Sustainable change requires men to become allies, and it is time for men to close this “allyship gap” and move from intention to thoughtful action. We will be joined by a panel of men and women leaders in the field to identify strategies on how to create parity and demonstrate a business case for equity.

Eric Goshow, FAIA, Partner, Goshow Architects
Bill Harris, AIA, Managing Principal, Perkins and Will
Tim Milam, AIA, Managing Director/Partner, FXCollaborative
RJ Panda, Project Director, Lehrer Cumming
Lonny Rossman, AIA, Managing Principal, API Partners
Susi Yu, Managing Director & Head of Development, L&L MAG

Kim Yao, AIA, Principal, Architecture Research Office; 2020 AIA New York President

About the Speakers:
F. Eric Goshow, FAIA, in partnership with Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA, cofounded Goshow Architects as a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise in 1989, with the goal of producing public architecture for the public good. Mr. Goshow’s expertise is in the design of sustainable educational and institutional projects, reflecting his professional interest in accessible, sustainable and healthful design for public spaces. Goshow Architect’s culture is one that prides itself on excellence in combination with staff diversity, work-life balance, and dignity for all.
Bill Harris is the Managing Director of Perkins and Will’s New York studio and a design practitioner focused on life sciences. Bill makes it a priority to bring together people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, cultures, and experiences. He believes that both our clients and the design industry are most innovative—and successful—when they incorporate the creative ideas and perspectives of a broad range of people and practice areas.
Tim Milam, AIA, LEED AP, is a Partner and Managing Director at FXCollaborative. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his project responsibilities, Tim oversees the firm’s operations and is member of the management committee.  He is an active member of the AIA and is a founder of Build Out Alliance, a not-for-profit that promotes and advocates for the LGBTQ community within the AEC industry.
At Lehrer Cumming, R. J. Panda guides institutional clients—primarily those with an educational, community, and/or cultural focus—through large-scale capital projects, masterplanning and new building programs. Recent and current clients include Barnard College, Columbia University, 92nd Street Y, Harlem Academy, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, The Masters School, New York Public Library and Rockefeller University.
Lonny Rossman, AIA, NCARB established API Partners in 1995 and has cultivated a team of licensed architects and design professionals who provide Executive Search + Strategic Consulting to Architecture, Engineering, and Design Companies, Institutions and professionals globally. An active member of the AIA committed to equity throughout the A/E/C professions, Lonny participates in the dialogue to advance talent diversity and is a frequent participant/contributor at conferences and symposia focused on Recruiting, Retention and Mentoring.
Susi Yu is a Managing Director and the Head of Development at L&L MAG.  She is responsible for overseeing and executing the development and investment strategy.  Previously, Susi served as EVP of Development for Forest City Ratner Companies leading the Residential Development team on execution of Pacific Park Brooklyn and 8 Spruce Street by Frank Gehry
Kim Yao, AIA, is Principal of Architecture Research Office, a New York City firm dedicated to architecture that unites strategy and intelligence with beauty and form. Kim holds degrees from Columbia College: Columbia University and Princeton University. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s GSAPP. She is on the Executive Committee and Board for AIA New York and the Center for Architecture as the 2020 President of AIA New York.

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AIANY Women in Architecture Committee
2/26/20, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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