Join Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, founder of AIASF committeeThe Missing 32% Project, as she summarizes some of the key findings from the "2014 Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action!" symposium and early results of the Equity in Architecture Survey. Sheng’s presentation will be followed by an open discussion on how to strengthen the national movement for Equity in Architecture in 2015.
About the Missing 32% Project
Fueled by the persistent and striking gender inequity within architectural practice, where women compose only 12–18 percent of AIA members, licensed architects, and senior firm leadership, the Missing 32% Project, a committee of AIASF, was developed as a call to action for both women and men to help realize the goal of equitable practice to advance architecture, sustain the profession, and communicate the value of design to society.
Its mission is to understand the pinch points and promote the strategic execution of best practices in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of our profession's best talent at every level of architectural practice.
Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, founded The Missing 32% Project Committee in July 2013. She joined Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1997 and became a founding member of the firm’s San Francisco office in 1999, while serving as the project architect for Pixar Animation Studio’s headquarters in Emeryville, California. With 20 years of experience, Sheng has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed design projects, which range from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. She was also part of the team for the headquarters of e-commerce startup Square and is currently working on innovative and sustainable projects for the University of California, Davis and Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Sheng serves as for a board member on AIA San Francisco’s Board of Directors and is also a member of SCUP, USGBC, and OWA.
Organized by: AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee and AIANY Women in Architecture Committee