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.

Civic Culture

Venue: ULI
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

  • Chrysanthe Broikos, Curator National Building Museum
  • Rachel Minnery, Director of AIA Resilience and Sustainability Policy
  • Janice Barnes, Global Director at Perkins + Will
  • Smita Rawoot, Rockefeller Foundation Associate Director 100 Resilient Cities
  • Moderator: Pamela Sams, Gensler


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

  • Katharine Burgess, Director of ULI, Urban Resilience Program
  • Hilary Bertsch, Principal at Perkins Eastman
  • Elinor Bacon, President at E.R. Bacon Development
  • Matt Steenhoek, VP of Development HMW

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Venue: Perkins Eastman
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (reception to follow)

  • Jennifer Bolstad, Principal – Local Office Landscape Architecture
  • Annisia Cialone, Senior Associate Perkins Eastman New York
  • Victoria Chanse, Landscape Architecture University of Maryland
  • Alexis Goggans, DC’s DOEE
  • Moderator: Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman Sustainability Specialist