AIA Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting - Expanding Structures
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AIA Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting - Expanding Structures

When: November 15, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
Room 225
San Jose
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham
(408) 298-0611

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Expanding Structures


The “Expanding Structures” event invites speakers from beyond the architecture and building disciplines to address themes that can be challenges across diverse industries – both within a workplace and across client, collaborator, and consultant relationships.
Presented by Kim Walesh and Anne Devereux-Mills, the program will address topics of equity across multiple industries. Both speakers are polymaths who have made an impact in diverse environments and industries, and who have worked to promote and engage women’s empowerment across these sectors.
Women in Architecture is expanding its investigations of “structures of power” beyond the industry of architecture. The first half of the year has focused on “structuring self” – looking inward with the support of others - mentors and coaches - to identify and address questions about professional trajectory and growth. The second half, “negotiating structures,” has looked outward to address specific challenges of developing productive patterns and relationships in the workplace environment through emotional intelligence and salary negotiation strategies.


COST: Free to all AIA members (must be logged in to receive free admission)

$20 for all non-members



44 S Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112







Kim Walesh

Deputy City Manager & Director of Economic Development, City of San Jose

Kim Walesh helps leaders collaborate across disciplines in order to enhance economic opportunity, strengthen sense of community, and foster environments that make people happier, healthier, and more creative.  She’s inspired to create the next generation of great cities that work for people and for business.  Kim has a strong track record of turning ideas into action, working with diverse interests. As Deputy City Manager, Kim provides leadership and strategic coordination to city departments shaping the future of the city, including economic development, planning, housing, and cultural affairs. She leads implementation of city’s comprehensive economic strategy to catalyze job growth, private investment, revenue generation, and talent attraction.  She oversees citywide initiatives in business retention and attraction, downtown development, cultural vitality, workforce development, and real estate.   




Anne Devereux-Mills

Anne Devereux-Mills is the Founder/CEO of Parlay House, a salon-style gathering of over 4,000 women across San Francisco and New York who come together to pull each other forward through a combination of shared experiences, meaningful content and peer-to-peer connections. She is Chairman of the Board of Marchex, Seattle. Anne is a mentor for SHE-CAN, an organization supporting the next generation of female world leaders from postgenocide countries. An activist on issues related to social justice, Anne was a key member of the team that helped pass CA's Proposition 36, bringing fair sentencing to nonviolent inmates as part of CA's Three Strikes reform. She was Executive Director for the Emmy-nominated documentary film, The Return. Anne supported Stanford University by serving as the Executive Director of Healthy Body Image Programs, which then grew into the digital mental health company called Lantern.







Pam Anderson-Brulé, FAIA


Pamela Anderson-Brulé is a founder and the president of Anderson Brulé Architects, Inc. Her career has been dedicated to creating an architectural design process that considers the holistic approach to achieving all of her clients’ vision for how they live, work, play, and thrive. She believes that truly exceptional architecture balances the human, social, economic and environmental needs of individuals and sustains the community in which it is created. Pamela’s postgraduate studies in business management have augmented her strong belief and emphasis in team building and expectation development. She is a careful communicator that believes in an inclusive and meaningful process whether for a large community project or an individual home.





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Learning Objectives:


Envision steps for creative organizations to develop personal and professional resilience.


Utilize methods to face challenges for developing confidence in individual's leadership capacity.


Determine how to take action to improve performance in a professional environment.


Consider finding joy not just in achievements, but in small actions that propel others forward.