How much are you worth? Does your workplace give you as much as you give it? Come learn about your rights, and standard office practices, at the Workplace Workshop.
The workshop will include experts in labour rights, professional relations, and the architecture job market speaking on issues commonly faced by women in the architectural field, such as: intellectual property rights, overtime expectations, maternity leave, salary and benefits expectations, terms of dismissal, and what steps to take if rights are not being met. The goal of this session is to provide architects at all stages of their career with knowledge of their workplace rights and expectations, and tools to negotiate for benefits and professional development.
The format will be brief presentations by each panel member followed by a moderated discussion open to the floor.
Sara Forte is an employment lawyer and founder of Forte Law. Sara has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment/labour law, and workplace human rights since 2004, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. Her mission is to solve work-related legal problems, from hiring to firing, and everything in between.
Courtney Lee - Courtney specializes in recruiting for Architecture & Design professionals across the Greater Vancouver Area. She has established herself as an expert in the marketplace and has a good understanding of current hiring trends, salaries in the market, and the most wanted skills asked for by employers in the architectural field.
Attendees can receive 1.25 Non-Core Learning Units from AIBC.
This event is by RSVP only, please be sure to arrive by 6:15PM as we will give away any remaining reserved spots at that time. If the event is sold out you may join the wait-list.
6:00 - 6:15: check-in
6:20 - 7:30: Workshop presentation
7:30 - 8:00: Social - snacks and beverages provided.
When: November 9th
Where: Symmetry Lighting, 1955 E. Hastings St., Vancouver
Admission: $5 donation
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Join us on November 24th at Inform Interiors for an evening in conversation with Patricia Patkau.
Ms. Patkau is an architect and an educator who together with John Patkau founded a celebrated Canadian architecture practice Patkau Architects. She is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and a Member of the Order of Canada. Patkau Architects’ excellence has been recognized with 15 Governor General’s Awards in Architecture.
Their work is present throughout Canada, with significant projects abroad; in British Columbia their recent larger projects include Beatty Biodiversity Museum (UBC), Whistler Audain Museum(Vancouver), and Polygon Gallery(North Vancouver), a new home for Presentation House Gallery (under construction).
Ms. Patkau’s presentation will kick off an evening of conversation. Jennifer Marshall of Urban Arts Architecture will lead the discussion where audience is encouraged to talk to Ms Patkau about her work and her professional path and other such relevant questions.
5:00 -6:00 Social
6:00 - 6:45 Introduction & presentation
6:45 - 7:30 Moderated discussion
7:30 - 8:00 Social
We strongly encourage the attendees to visit Whistler Audain Museum and Beatty Biodiversity Museum to generate discussion questions. We will post articles on Patkau Architects’ work ahead of the event on our social media. Follow us to learn more and to engage!
Thursday, 24 November 2016 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST Add to Calendar
Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. View Map
Suggested donation of $5 at the door.
If the event is full at the time of your registration, you can join the wait-list.
We ask the attendees that you arrive prior to 5:45pm as we will give away spots at that point.
In memory of the late Zaha Hadid, WIA is paying tribute to the iconic architect by showing a movie of her life, works and her opinions about different aspects related to architecture, specifically women's roles in the profession.
This is a new and special event called "Salon", which is organized based on one of WIA's mission statements: To champion women in architecture by celebrating their achievements and providing inspiration for women at all career levels.
Join us for WIA' s first "Salon" event on Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm to watch the movie, socialize and talk about women in architecture.
WHEN: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (PST)
WHERE: Brooks Corning office, #380 West 2nd Ave. Vancouver, BC
COST: $5 donation at the door
Please bring a potluck contribution or wine.
Space at this event is limited, register now to reserve your spot!
Join us on Tuesday January 19th, at 5:30 for a tour of Ronald McDonald House BC with Natalie Telewiak, associate at MGA.
MGA has completed this 73-family facility for The Ronald McDonald House of British Columbia (RMHBC) at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The new House provides a home-away-from-home for out of town families with children receiving medical treatment in Vancouver. MGA worked in a highly collaborative design process with the Ronald McDonald House team to produce design solutions that are sensitive to the needs of the staff, families and volunteers. Building integrated branding and wayfinding were also a key part of MGA’s approach to this project.
This project was recently recognized with 2015 AIBC Award - Lieutenant-Governornor of BC Award in Architecture - Merit.
Tickets will be released on January 5th at 6pm.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)
Ronald McDonald House BC - 4567 Heather St Vancouver CA
NOVEMBER 20X20 PECHA KUCHA
On Thursday November 19, WIA will have its own members present their own work, research or interest. 20 slides in 20 seconds.
This is a great opportunity to learn about WIA's members work and inspire future collaborations in a casual environment. We're looking forward to showcasing the work of enthusiastic women in the profession and create a discussion about their projects.
Check back soon for the the complete speakers lineup for WIA's Pecha Kucha.
It's a potluck so bring food or beverages to share.
Location: Brooks Corning Showroom
#200 - 380 West 2nd Ave
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Career Paths in Architecture @ UBC AMS Nest
There are many directions one can take with one's career following an architectural education. A dynamic group of women working in and around the field of architecture will each do a very brief presentation of the varying paths on which architecture has taken them. Presentations to be followed by panel discussion.
The presenters/panellists will be:
• Barbara Gordon – Facilities Planner, UBC
• Carman Kwan – Principal, Hearth Architectural Inc.
• Danica Djurkovic – Director of Facilities Planning and Development, City of Vancouver
• Kirsten Reite – Principal, Kirsten Reite Architecture
• Kristalina Dinovsky-Kutev – Senior Associate, Kasian
• Latty Kashani – Workplace Consultant, Brooks Corning
Learning objectives will be:
• The architectural profession has a need for many roles and strengths, in the varied aspects
of practicing architecture. These women each fill certain roles, following their individual strengths,
areas of comfort, ambitions, aspirations, and opportunities.
• What challenges women face in their architectural careers that may lead them into certain career
• What inspirations or motivations might lead someone down a particular career path.
This is also a great opportunity to see the newly opened UBC AMS Nest (new student union building).
When: Thursday, 45 October, 2015
Time: 6:00 -8:30 PM
Where: Room 2508 – AMS Nest
6133 University Blvd., UBC
** This event qualifies for 2 Non-Core Learning Units from AIBC CES program.
Parking is easiest at either the North Parkade or Health Sciences Parkade.
WIA events are free and open to all interested.
Telus Garden Office Tour
Join us for a Tour to Telus Garden Office building and discover its great features. The tour will be guided by May So, Project Manager of Telus Residential and Telus Garden - Henriquez Partners Architects.
When: Thursday, 17 September 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Where: 510 W Georgia St , Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3
The tour will begin at 5:00 pm sharp at Telus Garden lobby.
Thank you to Westbank and Henriquez and Partners and Light House for their support.
WIA events are free and open to all interested.
WIA SUMMER SOCIAL
JUNE 11th 6.00-9.00pm @ DIALOG
Let's Celebrate! The sun is out and the birds are chirping... It's the perfect time for our annual Women in Architecture Summer Social! Bring along some friends and join us for some wine and snacks. We'll love to see some new and old faces to rejoice in the events of the past year and discuss future ones! Our annual summer party is a great way to see what WIA is all about (mostly tasty food and creative talks)!
This event is open to free and open to all. Most of our events are potluck-inspired so please bring along something to drink (wine, beer, juice) or to eat (any shareable finger foods)!
We look forward to meeting you!
WHEN : JUNE 11th 2015 6.00 pm-9.00 pm
WHERE: DIALOG 406-611 Alexander Street
BRING: POTLUCK CONTRIBUTION AND WINE
REGISTER : HERE
WIA x P4A presents
Corneila Hahn Oberlander with Susan Herrington
Women in Architecture Vancouver in collaboration with Party for Architects will host a presentation by respected landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. At 93 she is still extremely active, flying all over the world to receive honours and awards, and give lectures.
WIA x P4A is delighted to have Cornelia discuss her 60+ year career and will be joined by the author of her book “Making the Modern Landscape,” Susan Herrington. Copies of Cornelia’s books will be available to purchase ($45) and will be a great opportunity to get your copy signed.
Drinks and light food will be available.
We look forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: Thursday, May 14th
WHERE: Vancouver Special, 3612 Main Street @ 20th
6pm – 9:30pm, presentation starts at 6:30pm sharp
**Special raffle prize of a “Private Wine Tasting for Four” gift certificate provided by Pacific Breeze Winery
Generously sponsored by: Campos Studio and Peroni Beer
Photography by Jo Saligupta and music by DJ Looped