AIA Northern Virginia
Women in Architecture Lecture Series 2017: Resilience and Civic Culture
March 14

At the Urban Land Institute, 2001 L Street, NW, #200, Washington, DC.

Offered as part of the AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture 2017 Lecture Series focusing on the theme of Resilience, this lecture features a panel discussion on the role of civic and cultural institutions in the interdisciplinary conversation on resilience. Rachel Minnery, FAIA, AIA’s Senior Director of Sustainable Development Policy, outlines her efforts to spearhead community resilience and disaster assistance programs. As Principal and Global Resilience Director at Perkins + Will, Dr. Janice Barnes, AIA examines strategies to identify public and private client risks and vulnerabilities and ways to meet their resilience goals. Chrysanthe Broikos, an architectural historian and curator at the National Building Museum, discusses curating for disaster relief. Rockefeller Foundation Associate Director for 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), Smita Rawoot offers her perspective as an urban planner, architect and urban designer to the discussion. This panel is moderated by Gensler’s Pamela Sams, AIA. Additional information on the speakers is available here.

• Participants will consider how resilient design strategies and themes can be integrated into public policy to promote life safety and health during natural disasters.
• Participants will review the evolution and history of resilient design in the built environment and how it relates to civic and cultural organizations and their interactions with the public.

• Participants will examine ways to identify project risks and vulnerabilities early in the design process and consider how to a develop strategies to mitigate these risks and vulnerabilities.

• Participants will consider ways to engage the community in resilient design literacy.

1.5 HSW LUs (pending). $12 AIA members, $20 non-members, $10 students. Registration will be available shortly at

AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture 2017 Lecture Series

With Resilience as the theme, the 2017 Women in Architecture Lecture Series explores 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 Civic Culture, Economics and the Environment. Presented on three different evenings in March and April, the series explores questions about resilience in the built environment, solutions that designers are uniquely positioned to offer and what’s on the horizon for resilient design. Continuing education credits are offered for all sessions.

• Resilience and Civic Culture
  Tuesday, March 14 at the Urban Land Institute, 6:30-8:00p

• The Economics of Resilience

  Monday, March 27 at the National Building Museum, 6:30-8:00p

• Resilient Design and the Environment

  Wednesday, April 19 at Perkins Eastman, 6:30-8:00p

Information on all three lectures is available on the AIA Northern Virginia calendar at