In recognition for her service as Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee and the work on the inaugural AIACV EDI coloring book, Christina Frankel received a special commendation. Christina, joined by Co-Chair Casey Wong (Stantec), was presented with the chapter’s commendation from AIACV President and State Architect Ida Clair.

The Architecture Coloring Book, created by the AIACV EDI Committee’s K-12 Initiative Group, features hand and digital sketches from chapter members of iconic structures and local buildings around the central valley. The book features artwork by Christina and Justin Panson. The impetus for the coloring book was to make architecture accessible for school-age children, starting with recognizable structures in the community. The coloring book is the equivalent of a “toothbrush” given by dentists to students; the coloring book can be used by architects to introduce students to architecture and for teachers to make architecture relatable and teachable in the classroom. The chapter wanted to make the resource accessible, so it can be downloaded by anyone without a fee.

Download the coloring book here.