Senior Project Manager Arq. Mariné Maroukian, AIA Assoc., LEED AP BD+C is participating in the virtual “Equity and Architecture” panel on Monday, October 26 hosted by USC student organizations National Organization of Minority Architects Students (NOMAS)Student Association of Women Architects (SAWA), and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

HMC is committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve, to create inclusive and equitable spaces, and to promote diversity in our industry. Mariné will be exploring the architect’s role in building a more inclusive world for all with a panel of industry leaders who also work to combat inequity in the built environment. Fellow panelists include:

•    Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, the founder and managing principal of Studio Pacifica. Much of her work is dedicated to ensuring equal access to space through ADA accessibility.
•    Eletrice Harris, SoCal NOMA’s vice president and summer camp director where she promotes knowledge of architecture careers for students of all ages and backgrounds.
•    Eric McAnally, Project Manager at Talo Management Group. His background in planning and development is heavily focused on community-centered design.
•    Vienna Gonzales, Project Engineer at PCL Construction. As a Woman of Color in the male-dominated construction industry, she brings a unique perspective to the discussion of discrimination within the field.

NOMAS, SAWA, and AIAS are each dedicated to the advancement and support of architecture students. NOMAS is the student branch of NOMA, who works to champion diversity within the design profession by promoting excellence, community engagement, and the professional development of its members. SAWA supports women in architecture and fosters high levels of achievement in design through conversation, mentorship, and scholarship. AIAS advances leadership, design, and service among architecture students.

To learn more about this free event, or to register, see the flyer below or visit the event’s webpage here.