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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CONFRONTING DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN DESIGN

Diffusing a Difficult Conversation

Join us as our panelists discuss the current state of diversity and equity in the design industry.

We will look at what actions we can take as both firms and individuals to diversify our industry and move toward a more equitable future.

Moderator:

  • Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick, Principal and Founder, Co-Creating Inclusion

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Graham, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will
  • Rajas Karnik, President and Co-founder of Build Out Alliance, FXCollaborative Architects LLP
  • Daniel Margolis, Chief People Officer, HLW
  • Kay Sargent, Sen. Principal / Director of WorkPlace, HOK

Suggested Donation: $15

100% of donations will go to the John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund

The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to support and nurture African American interior design and architecture students while promoting diversity and access in education. Nelson is a known champion of design education, diversity, and unfettered access to education. This scholarship was established by Nelson in partnership with the IIDA Foundation in 2019.

Join us as our panelists discuss the current state of diversity and equity in the design industry.

We will look at what actions we can take as both firms and individuals to diversify our industry and move toward a more equitable future.

Moderator:

  • Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick, Principal and Founder, Co-Creating Inclusion

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Graham, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will
  • Rajas Karnik, President and Co-founder of Build Out Alliance, FXCollaborative Architects LLP
  • Daniel Margolis, Chief People Officer, HLW
  • Kay Sargent, Sen. Principal / Director of WorkPlace, HOK

Suggested Donation: $15

100% of donations will go to the John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund

The John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to support and nurture African American interior design and architecture students while promoting diversity and access in education. Nelson is a known champion of design education, diversity, and unfettered access to education. This scholarship was established by Nelson in partnership with the IIDA Foundation in 2019.