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COMMUNITY SUPPORT BY OUR COMMITTEES
Civic Diversity Initiative
Our Civic Diversity Initiative is a campaign to help our members get more actively involved in government from Village Planning Committee to State Representative and all levels in between.
Chairperson – Vacant
(Interested Volunteers – please email email@example.com)
This program focuses on elevating our members by providing the tools they need to start their own firm and promote their business and professional objectives.
Chairperson – Norma Michaels firstname.lastname@example.org
We keep a direct line of communication open to our universities to support our NOMAS student population with a Diversity Career Fair and Mentorship opportunities.
Chairperson – Julia Lopez
ASU Advisor – Brie Smith
U of A Advisor – Oscar Lopez email@example.com
These programs, spearheaded by Project Pipeline and AZ Kidsbuild, are focused on immersive learning by hosting design-based camps at schools in underrepresented communities to ensure minority students get exposure to the vast opportunities that our profession has to offer.
Project Pipeline Chairperson – Fatima Garcia
K-12 Chairperson – Michelle Ray firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Talk Series
This is an informal gathering of members as well as those perhaps thinking about membership to meet once a month and hold conversations on topics that might otherwise be uncomfortable in another setting.
Chairperson – Alisa Santiago
Co-Chair – Kennedy Fraizer
Diversity Career Fair
The objective is to give students the opportunity to virtually meet with firms for potential internships or employment (post graduates) as well as providing students the opportunity to gain interview experience and network.
Chairperson – Brooke Manriquez email@example.com
Co-Chair – Zahir Poonawala firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mentorship program works with our very diverse chapter to pair mentors and mentees in a flexible, build-your-own sort of arrangement that suits the needs of anyone from a student to a more senior level professional.
Chairperson – Cristiana Rueda RuedaC@theljc.com
The John R Williams memorial scholarship awards 2 qualified applicants annually serving our mission to promote the benefits of diversity within the student bodies of design schools by providing financial assistance.
Chairperson – Zahir Poonawala email@example.com
Say It Loud 2023
SAY IT LOUD is part of Beyond the Built Environment – which engages community through architecture to advocate equitable, reflectively diverse environments. SAY IT LOUD is a travelling exhibit of diverse designers to be showcased around Arizona and in the National online Great Designers Library.
Chairperson – Michelle Ray firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Communications
This committee informs our chapter and the public of all upcoming events and campaigns, fueling our many channels of communication (including our website and social media) and strategizing creative ways to reach our community.
Chairperson – Pratima Tatikonda
Co-Chair – Maurita Harris
This committee leads efforts to organize facility tours by creating a platform for diverse professionals and companies from various industries to showcase their expertise.
Chairperson – Pratima Tatikonda email@example.com
Our fundraising committee plays a crucial role in securing financial support, fostering community relationships, and implementing strategic fundraising initiatives.
Chairperson – Tara Brown Tara.Brown@hdrinc.com
Your Donations Make a HUGE Impact
A variety of programs for students, Kindergarten to 12th grade, to learn about design and different career paths connecting them with architects and designers.
Financial support for local architects and design students to continue their education and professional growth, including their path towards licensure.
Seminars that prepare Emerging Professionals for Architectural Registration Exams.
Chapter Meetings, Discussions, and Community activities that focus on justice equality through design.
Mentoring partnership with Arizona Student Chapters (ASU, U of A)