AIA Northern Virginia
Lead Image
Gender Equity & the Built Environment - WIA Lecture Series Part I
April 25
6:00-8:00p


At the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 636 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Is our built environment gender inclusive? How do we promote gender equity through the design of our built environment?

Join us for an engaging discussion on designing for gender equity. The panelists will review how women have historically shaped public space, highlight examples from the City of Vienna’s gender mainstreaming urban planning practice, and share strategies for promoting health and wellness by designing with a gender bias.

Panelists include:
• Sonya Michel, a historian, author, artist, and professor emerita at University of Maryland.
• Leigh Stringer, a designer, author, activist, and consultant at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott.
• Ana Quintana and Lan Hogue, designers and activists practicing at Michael Vergason Landscape Architects.

Learning Objectives:
• Consider designing for gender equity.
• Understand how women have historically shaped public space.
• Explain the City of Vienna’s gender mainstreaming urban planning practice
• Discuss how to promote health and wellness through designing with a gender bias.

1.5 LU|HSW. Cost $20, $15 for students; includes reception. Pre-registration is required below.

This event is open to the public, organized by the AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture Committee as part of their 2019 Lecture Series, and offered in celebration of Architecture Week. For information on all our Architecture Week activities, click here.