Join the TORCH Mentorship Program as they spotlight the changemakers reshaping the profession and leading conversations around diversity, equity, and justice at both the grassroots and institutional levels. A panel of distinguished leaders will speak to the initiatives they are spearheading on EDI, education, and ethics, highlighting the many ways emerging and experienced designers can effect change throughout the field. The event will introduce attendees to initiatives and groups including the Emerging Professional Justice Group, the JEDI Design Network, Dark Matter University, AIA’s new resolutions on the Code of Ethics, and more.
About the TORCH program:
The TORCH Mentorship program partners emerging professionals and AIA Fellows over the course of the year to share personal strategies and paths to success in the architecture profession. TORCH includes public panel discussions plus one-to-one mentor matching for a longer term discussion. Learn more here.
Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA,2023 AIA National President-elect; Senior Associate, Arrowstreet Inc
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMAC, Director of Global Diversity, Principal, Perkins+Will
William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, NOMAC, Principal, Stanley-Love Stanley P.C.
Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA, Director, JEDI Design Network; Principal, SmithGroup
Shalini Agrawal, AIA, Founding Principal, Public Design for Equity; Thought Leader, Equity by Design [EQxD]
Dyana Berthaud, Assoc. AIA, Co-Founder, JEDI Design Network; Junior Associate, Building Studio Architects
Venesa Alicea-Chuqui, AIA, NOMA, Principal, NYVARCH Architecture; Organizer, Dark Matter University