When a building is under construction, it is our job as architects to walk the construction site on a regular basis to verify the work aligns with our intent. Construction sites can be a dangerous environment so we are required to wear the same safety gear as any on site worker: a hard hat, safety glasses and a high visibility construction vest. The construction vest is made to wear over your clothing and comes in unisex sizes, but let’s be honest, unisex really just means men’s clothing cuts that don’t properly fit the woman’s physique.
On a woman’s frame, particularly on a smaller woman, the oversized, boxy vests make it difficult to project a professional image on the construction site. In them we look more like children role playing in our father’s work clothing.
WIA SLC decided to extend a challenge to our members to redesign the construction vest for women. The final submissions ranged from impressive to fashionable to whimsical to thoughtful.
The event aligned with Salt Lake Design Week 2014, and the final vests were on display at Publik Coffee.
Join us for our annual WIA curated PechaKucha Night (20 slides x 20 seconds). We have a fantastic line up this year that will leave you feeling inspired. This event will take place in Salt Lake at the State Room, 638 South and State Street. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Doors open at 7PM
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Get your tickets here: http://www.thestateroom.com/calendar/pkn-vol20
Listed below is the line up for the evening:
JENNIFER NAPIER-PEARCE – Editor at the Salt Lake Tribune
MADISON OLSEN – U.S. Freestyle Aerial Ski Team Member
TEAM WEST – 2016 WIA Design Competition Winner
DIANE KAYEMBE – WIA Scholarship Award Winner
LAURA BILLINGSLEY – Welder / Crane Operator
JESSICA CHAPPELL – Structural Engineer
JESSICA BATTY – WIA Board Member
EMILY ELLSWORTH – Former Republican Congressional Staff Member
MISTY DAWSON – Director of Operations
MAGGIE WILLIS – Artist, Teacher, Renaissance Woman
KATHY WHEADON – Architect, Principal CRSA
MARY JEPPSON – Violinist
WIA is kicking off 2017 with two events in January!
Join us in a co-hosted movie night with the Utah Film Center, Tuesday January 3rd, 7pm at the Salt Lake Public Library in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium. We will be showing a free screening of Making Spaces: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture.
A documentary film, captures the compelling stories and outstanding designs of Annabelle Selldorf (NY), Farshid Moussavi (London), Odile Decq (Paris), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), and Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle & London). Without script or narration, each woman tells her own story, enhanced by the insights of commentators including Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger; MoMA’s Peter Reed and Paola Antonelli; and others. Meryl Streep makes a special guest appearance.
Bellow are pictures of past winners. To read more about our ARE sponsorship please click on the following link: NCARB Lottery
Women In Architecture SLC is hosting a forum to discuss unconscious gender bias in the workplace. This forum is an opportunity for us to come together and discuss the challenging situations we may face in the workplace and discuss strategies to overcome these obstacles and work toward gender parity in the workplace.
We have an amazing moderator and presenter, Kyl Myers, a sociologist at the University of Utah specializing in population and health. Specifically, Kyl studies gender and sexuality, and access to family planning services.
Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser for Women In Architecture SLC. Expect drinks, small bites, silent auction, test giveaway, and more. We are honored to have such a wonderful community and are so excited for this event.
August 26th 6:00pm
Pierpont Place, 163 West Pierpont Ave
$35 – Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com
Below, is the band that will be playing at the event.
In our ongoing efforts to support women architects we would like to make it easier for you to attend the Partini. We have arranged complimentary child care for children ages 18months – 10 years old. Local Girl Scout Troop AWESOME, and their adult troop leaders, have volunteered to watch your children. We have some fun activities, snacks and a movie arranged. Special thanks to VCBO Architecture for allowing us to use their library for the evening.
Location: VCBO Architecture, 524 South 600 East
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