April Chapter Meeting: Path to Equity in Leadership

April Chapter Meeting: Path to Equity in Leadership

April 17, from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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April Chapter Meeting
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$ 25.00

Our April Chapter meeting with WIA (Women in Architecture) will be at One Workplace!

Free for Members $25 for Non-Members, Log in to see discounted ticket price!

Topic: Path to Equity in Leadership

A panel discussion with four firm partners on fostering inclusive pathways to firm leadership.

Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights and contribute to the conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership. See you there!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact [email protected].

Meet our esteemed firm partners as they share their experiences and strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive:

Mousam Adcock, AIA, LEED AP

Principal, CAW Architects

Mousam Adcock has over nineteen years of experience in the practice of architecture. Mousam has a diverse experience in higher education work for private and public entities and commercial design. She brings a wealth of experience from programming to design and construction administration. In her 11 years with CAW Architects, Mousam has completed the design and construction of a new 56,000 square feet conference center and office building for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, renovation of Hohbach Hall at the Green LIbrary, Stanford University, a new science building for Monterey High School, the renovation and new construction project for Merrill College, UCSC, among others. She is currently leading the construction administration effort for another new building for the Hoover Institution and recently completed the design documents for a new building and a renovation for the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is also designing a new YMCA building in Redwood City that will be a mass timber construction.

Jacqueline Zuhoski, AIA, LEED AP ID+C

Design Resilience Leader, Technical Director, Wellness Leader, Principal, Gensler

Jacqueline is a Principal, a Technical Director and Regional Wellness Practice Area Leader for Gensler. With 25 years of diverse experience spanning the realms of Tech workplace, Food and Beverage, Professional Services and Fitness, Jacqueline has consistently integrated sustainability into her project designs. Her unwavering commitment to every project is evident in her adeptness at fostering productive relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and building officials. As a Technical Director and sustainable design leader, Jacqueline seamlessly integrates all facets of the design process to deliver successful projects. Her meticulous attention to detail and technical expertise engenders universal trust, leading to impactful experiences for her clients such as Adobe, Synopsys, Google and SJSU. Jaqueline is a member of AIA, a Fitwell ambassador and LEED ID+C accredited.

Afsha Ali, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, AIA Silicon Valley Board of Directors

Associate Principal, Aedis Architects

Architecture is my passion. I love solving problems and translating vision into reality. The best thing about being in this profession is seeing your imagination come to life. I truly believe as an Architect we hold a great responsibility to shape the future of our communities. At Aedis, designing for schools is both challenging and satisfying. Giving back to the community by investing in educational places and being committed to sustainability are important aspects of what we do. Over the last twelve plus years, I have enjoyed working with my fellow Aedis team members and look forward to many more rewarding projects.

Wendy Woo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal, AP+I

As an Associate Principal and Project Executive at AP+I Design, Wendy guides a team of architects and designers in creating inspiring, collaborative spaces including workplaces, electronic R&D labs, outpatient medical offices, and corporate cafes.  Prior to joining AP+I she worked on a wide range of projects including retail, educational, residential, civic, mixed-use, gut renovations, and adaptive reuse. As a LEED BD+C accredited, licensed California architect with over twenty years of experience, Wendy firmly believes that good architectural design should be a holistic solution driven not only by its program and users, but the larger regional context.  She further believes that excellent and inclusive design can transform experiences, whether it is that of a single worker or an entire community. Wendy graduated with a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Stanford University. She has served as a guest critic at Parsons School of Design and Stanford University’s Architectural Design Program, and volunteered teaching art history and studio techniques at her children’s schools.