*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link and password to access the program.*
Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee and FXWomen for a webinar featuring pointers and techniques for resume and portfolio development. The webinar will be led by two leaders of FXCollaborative, Shannon Rodriguez (Human Resources Director) and Sara Ngan, AIA, (Senior Associate, Co-Chair of FXWomen), and moderated by Marcella Yee (Co-Chair of FXWomen). FXWomen is FXCollaborative’s women’-focused employee resource group.
The program’s intent is to actively support women and minority professionals of all experience levels that have been affected by COVID-19 and the systemic injustices in the architectural and design communities. We want to ensure that, as a collective, we increase the diversity of the architectural profession in New York City and across the US.
Interested participants can request a one-on-one, 30-minute review session with the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee, FXWomen, NOMA, FXMosaic, with Build Out Alliance volunteers to be scheduled at a later time of mutual convenience. Please indicate if you are interested when registering for the webinar.
Call for volunteer reviewers: Resume and Portfolio Workshop – Volunteer Reviewer Sign-up
Shannon Rodriguez, HR Director, FXCollaborative
Sara Ngan, AIA, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative
Marcella Yee, Architect, FXCollaborative
Shannon Rodriguez joined FXCollaborative in 2005 and is the firm’s Human Resource Director. She was promoted to Associate in 2014, Senior Associate in 2016, and to her current role in 2019. With over 15 years of experience, she is responsible for performance management, mentoring and training programs, employee relations, recruiting, staffing, and benefits administration. Rodriguez is also responsible for the firm’s internship program, providing opportunities to students from diverse background, and has been instrumental in helping to establish FXCollaborative’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Rodriguez is an advocate for all employees. She holds a Legal Studies degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Sara Ngan is a Senior Associate at FXCollaborative and co-chair of FXWomen, the firm’s women’s group, and participates in multiple industry women’s groups. She is also a project architect with experience on a wide range of projects with a focus on New York City. She starts each opportunity by considering the totality of people’s experience—from the street, entering a building, and within each room. A registered architect in New York, Ngan was project architect of The Greenwich Lane, a large luxury condominium project in Greenwich Village; and Webster Apartments, a non-profit organization providing affordable housing for women in midtown. She is currently overseeing the fit-out of FXCollaborative’s new offices at 1 Willoughby Square in Brooklyn, with expected completion in fall 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and is a registered architect in New York.
Marcella Yee is Co-Chair of FXWomen and is an architect at FXCollaborative with experience in residential and nonprofit housing, high-end retail, and both charter and public schools. Her appreciation for art, science, and technical problem-solving defines her work, as well as the value she places in teamwork and feedback from the client and end users. With every design, she displays her belief in architecture’s ability to improve the world and influence social issues.