Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee as we celebrate Black firm founders who have united their love of architecture and design with their passion for entrepreneurship and self-determination. Our panel of founders will explain what motivated them to pursue their own practice and how they went about establishing a successful office, pursuing business and clients, building a brand, and more! See your own professional aspirations reflected in the stories of those who have been there, and engage a fantastic group of inspirational leaders in friendly, lively debate.
Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Elizabeth Graziolo, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Yellow House Architects
Everardo Jefferson, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Caples Jefferson Architects
T. Camille Martin-Thomsen, AIA, NOMA, Founder and Principal, Martin-Thomsen Architecture, PLLC, and TCM Studio
Talisha L. Sainvil, AIA, NOMA, President, AIA Brooklyn; Founder and Principal, 40 Six Four Architecture