In a partnership between the American Institute of Architects Orange County chapter, the Diocese of Orange, and Rosary Academy, several well established women architects led a discussion of WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE on October 12, from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at Rosary Academy.
“Our goal is to introduce the idea that architecture is welcoming to women. Indeed, our professional ranks have seen a steady rise in women members as the allure of turning hard science and math combines with the creative mind, resulting in new concepts suited to the end-user’s needs while satisfying the architect’s own instinct and imagination,” said program presenter, Meghana Joshi, Assoc. AIA, Chair of the Women in Architecture Committee.
Architects speaking about their experiences in this field also included: Betsy Dougherty, Jana Itzen, Kim Hankins, Megan Dougherty, Debra Sands, and Michele Grace Hottel.
AIAOC past president, Mark Paone, AIA added, “I cannot imagine a more fitting host for this pilot program than the diocese and its premier all girls high school, Rosary Academy. The idea of inviting young women to consider our profession is the direct result of our AIAOC leadership visiting the campus and being inspired to invite women – and all students – to come and learn more. Architecture is waiting.”