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Quinn Evans Team Members Leading 13 Sessions at AIA24

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Kristina von Tish, CPSM, LEED Green Associate
Kristina von Tish
CPSM, LEED Green Associate
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Taking place in Washington, DC, from June 5 to 8, the conference will showcase many of the people and projects that make Quinn Evans who we are.

Taking place in Washington, DC, from June 5 to 8, the American Institute of Architects’ 2024 Conference on Architecture and Design (AIA24) will showcase many of the people and projects that make Quinn Evans who we are.

From building tours to professional development-focused luncheons, our team members will be speaking at 13 sessions on a variety of topics. We’ll also be hosting an open studio at our Washington office, celebrating the investiture of two of our colleagues as AIA Fellows, and accepting the Architecture Firm Award.

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Living and Learning Residence Hall at Gallaudet University

Committee on Architecture for Education Touring Symposium: Architecture for Education in the Nation’s Capital

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 8:45AM–4:30PM

Tracy Hucul, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Jeff Luker, AIA, LEED AP, Allison McElheny, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Mark Nook, AIA, and Megan Tormey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, will lead a tour of the Living and Learning Residence Hall at Gallaudet University as part of a daylong circuit of learning spaces in Washington. The Gallaudet portion of the tour will include a lunch panel on DeafSpace design.  

Kennedy Center: Transforming Art Spaces for Inclusion

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 9:15AM–12:45PM

Beth Barrett, AIA, AANB, and Leora Mirvish, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the performance spaces we’ve renovated at the Kennedy Center (including the Terrace Theater) and show how they have been transformed to incorporate accessibility and inclusion.

Accessible Cultural Spaces for All on the National Mall

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 9:15AM–1:00PM

Marisa Allen, AIA, LEED AP ID+C, Ryan McEnroe, FAIA, ASLA, LEED AP, LFA, and Carolina Uechi, AIA, will lead an accessibility-focused tour of the National Native American Veterans Memorial and the Molina Family Latino Gallery at the National Museum of American History.

Transformative Design: Sustainability, Preservation, and Community

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 9:30AM–10:30AM

Sara Langmead, AIA, PE, LEED AP, and Julia Siple, AIA, LEED AP, will present a series of case studies highlighting tactics and measurable results from our projects that have transformed the built environment to be more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive while honoring our shared history.

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The Packing House

The AIA Guide to Building Reuse for Climate Action

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1:30–3:00PM

Nakita Reed, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, will take part in a discussion of the recently published AIA Guide to Building Reuse for Climate Action, to which she contributed a case study on the Packing House.  

Changemakers Building a Just & Equitable Industry

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 3:30–5:00PM

Saakshi Terway, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, will co-present a seminar that empowers participants to engage deeply with the critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in architecture and build skills for spearheading DEI initiatives within their organizations.

Stewardship in the Monumental Core of Washington, DC: AIA Historic Resources Committee Luncheon

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 12:00–2:00PM

Tom Jester, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, will moderate a discussion among representatives from the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and DC Historic Preservation Office about how they balance preservation with meeting contemporary needs at some of our nation’s most treasured landmarks.

Charting Your Course for Leadership: A Conversation with Firm Leaders

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2:00–3:30PM

Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, along with three other woman CEOs, will describe her career journey and share the wisdom she’s gained along the way, touching on issues such as building and leveraging networks for career growth, mastering leadership skills, and achieving a harmonious work-life balance.

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Michigan Central Station

Committee on Design Forum: A Conversation with Quinn Evans

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 10:00–11:30 AM

Ethan Marchant, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, and Maureen Vosmek will join in a dialog with the AIA’s Committee on Design, Historic Resources Committee, and Committee on the Environment to explore how we’re addressing the twin crises of climate change and social inequity through our work.

Beyond Networking: Women's Leadership Luncheon

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 11:30AM–1:30PM

Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, will lead a conversation over lunch about her career trajectory and the meaning she finds in being a woman architect and the CEO of a majority women-owned design firm.

Harnessing Your Superpower: Advocacy for Emerging Professionals

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2:00–3:30PM

Saakshi Terway, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, along with three other AIA|DC Emerging Architect Awardees, will lead a session exploring strategies for leadership, networking, mentorship, and effective advocacy for early-career architects.

Arts for Everyone: Evolution of Inclusion at the Kennedy Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2:00–3:30PM

Beth Barrett, AIA, AANB, and Leora Mirvish, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, will lead a seminar illustrating how exceeding ADA mandates has created unintended benefits for patrons and operators at the Kennedy Center and illuminating the ways art spaces are advancing the future of inclusive design.

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The National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Revitalization, Phase 1

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2:00–4:30PM

Sharif Attia, AIA, and Colin MacKillop, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, will lead a sustainability-focused tour of the National Air and Space Museum touching on historic preservation, glazing, insulation, and environmental controls for one of the world’s most-visited museums.

Book Signing for “Prospering in the US—A Handbook for Immigrant Architects”

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 3:30–4:15PM

Kiruthika Balasubramanian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Saakshi Terway, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, along with their co-authors, will be on the expo floor to sign copies of the Immigrant Architects Coalition’s newly released publication, "Prospering in the US—A Handbook for Immigrant Architects," which will be available for purchase at the AIA24 bookstore.

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