2017 WIA Lecture Series

Resilience, the theme of the 2017 Women in Architecture Series, will explore how architects, landscape architects, designers, planners and developers are responding to new vulnerabilities surfacing around the world. Join us in our 5th consecutive year, as we examine resilience through the lenses of economics, civic culture, and the environment. It will be presented on three different evenings and will explore questions about resilience in the built environment, solutions that designers are uniquely positioned to offer, and what’s on the horizon for resilient design.


Venue: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (reception to follow)

  • Katharine Burgess, Director of Urban Resilience at Urban Land Institute
  • Hilary Bertsch, Principal at Perkins Eastman
  • Elinor Bacon, Owner at E.R. Bacon Development
  • Matt Steenhoek, VP of Development at PN Hoffman

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Civic Culture

Venue: Urban Land Institute, 2001 L St NW #200, Washington, DC 20036
Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (reception to follow)


  • Chrysanthe Broikos, Curator National Building Museum
  • Rachel Minnery, FAIA LEED AP, Senior Director of Sustainable Development Policy at the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Janice Barnes, Principal and Global Resilience Director at Perkins + Will
  • Smita Rawoot, Associate Director for Global Delivery at 100 Resilient Cities
  • Moderator: Pamela Sams, Southeast Design Realization Leader at Gensler

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Venue: Perkins Eastman, One Thomas Circle NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (reception to follow)

  • Jennifer Bolstad, Principal – Local Office Landscape and Urban Design
  • Annisia Cialone, Director of Planning for the City of Jersey City
  • Dr. Victoria Chanse, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture University of Maryland
  • Alexis Goggans, Program Analyst in DOEE Urban Sustainability Administration
  • Moderator: Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman Sustainability Specialist

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