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Even Barbie is an Architect

Did you know that females are considered minorities in the field of architecture because of their fewer numbers (that have attained licensure)? Pass along this video to any ladies that you may know in order to promote the visibility of young women in architecture. See below:

A Legacy for Younger Generations

Are you yearning to give back to the community? Join Washington University's longtime mission, The Alberi Program, to inspire future generations of visionaries and designers that will come directly from our own neighborhoods. See link below: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/alberti_program

Hear What Industry Professionals Are Saying

Would you like to stay up to date on some of the most influential lectures given concerning our field of study? Take a peak at these "TED Talks" in order to discuss new ideas with your friends in the architecture community, and to stay informed. See link below: https://www.ted.com/topics/architecture

Lab Space for Creatives to Create

Are you looking for a place to be inspired? Please visit St. Louis' Creative Exchange lab for a variety of needs to tend to those with a mind of Architecture & Design. This creative hub greatly supports our community. They strive toward "improving quality of life and livability of our city as well as its neighborhoods but also potentially as catalyst to economic development and sustainability of our cities, through: exhibitions, lectures, workshops, films and as an incubator-space." See link below: http://creativeexchangelab.com

Quote of the Year

"Architecture should be working on improving the environment of people in their homes, in their places of work, and their places of recreation. It should be functional and pleasant, not just in the image of the architect's ego." Norma Merrick Sklarek, in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World (1989)

Grand Opening of Historic African American Museum: September 23-25, 2016

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. will officially open Friday, September 23, 2016 and festivities will last until Sunday, September 25, 2016. This historic building, the latest in the Smithsonian Museum collection, and the last building to be built on the Mall in Washington DC, will celebrate the rich history of African Americans and their contributions to this country. It is only fitting that such a culturally significant building would be design by two world renowned minority architects, David Adjaye and Phil Freelon. For more information see the links below. National Museum of African American History & Culture FAQ | National Museum of African

Meeting of the Minds: 44th Annual NOMA Conference

The National Organization of Minority Architects will host its 44th Annual Conference October 12-15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The theme this year is "Express Yourself: Unleashing the Power of Diverse Design". The NOMA National Conference brings together some of the most prominent figures in the architecture and design industry. The NOMA conference presents an unparalleled opportunity for both students and professionals to network and build relationships with other minority designers. Registration | Hotel

Exploring Architectural History and Theory: Washington University Lecture Series

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University presents its annual lecture series. The title of the series is "DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory". All lectures are open to the public and feature a diverse range of talent from around the country presenting on various topics. Lectures are held at Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Lecture series: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/discussions

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