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Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2018 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 2018 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference

Uncork Your Leadership Potential: Lessons From Top Female Marketers

We are the AIA

We are the AIA

A fresh wave of outrage filled my Facebook feed last night in response to a lack of gender diversity in the recently announced keynote speaker line-up at the upcoming AIA National Convention in Orlando. The roster of speakers lacks diversity, which is a sad, and unfortunately accurate, reflection of the composition of our profession.

Upcoming Speaking Engagement

Upcoming Speaking Engagement

A Seat at the Table: Female Marketers on the Leading Edge
SMPS Southern Regional Conference

I Am Not the Decorator: Female Architects Speak Out

I Am Not the Decorator: Female Architects Speak Out

“For a woman to go out alone in architecture is still very, very hard,” the architect Zaha Hadid said. “It’s still a man’s world.” Ms. Hadid often stated that she did not want to serve as a symbol of progress for women in her profession. But, inevitably, she did. 

What Zaha Hadid meant to me --- and what she didn't.

What Zaha Hadid meant to me --- and what she didn't.

After Dame Zaha Hadid’s sudden death was announced last week, the design blogosphere began asking what she and her work meant to female architects. For many, apparently, the answer is that Zaha was a role model who cracked the glass ceiling and showed us just what is possible for female architects to achieve in this new millennium.

Licensure - Just Do It!

Licensure - Just Do It!

To be honest, I never paid much attention to the “debate” about licensure in Architecture. It’s been in the air since, well, forever, and I never gave it much thought for several reasons.

Portnoy's Restraint

 Portnoy's Restraint

Like many natives of the East Coast, Sharon Portnoy had fantasies about California living based on images of postwar homes by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Gregory Ain.

 

Originally published in California Home and Design, July/August 2010. By Joanne Furio. Photographs by Jim Bastardo.