Join Talisha Sainvil, AIA each month as she and a guest address a specific topics affecting Emerging Professionals in the world of architecture and beyond.
A Better PLACE
In alignment with July’s Visibility Campaign, Community is Strength, Talisha interviewed Baxter Hankin, graduate student of real estate development at NYU, originally from Connecticut. He received a degree in architecture from Syracuse University in 2020 and worked at Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Given his time spent in Syracuse, Baxter has long been considering what it would take to prepare potential climate receiver places for the future. This prompted him to found the Climate Receiver Places Project at PLACE Initiative, where he both manages this project and serves on PLACE Initiative's board.
PLACE Initiative is focused on the role that place plays in climate change and equity. This youth-led group builds upon years of collaboration, ideation, and action from a diverse cross section of place-focused professionals. Electric cars and renewable energy alone will not be sufficient to meet our 2050 climate goals, and we believe that urbanism is the missing link. Neither can our climate goals be achieved when much of our society is held down by racial and social injustice. With the climate and social crises accelerating, the impact that urban growth and development policy plays on our planet’s and society’s future must be addressed. PLACE Initiative hopes to motivate a new generation that deeply believes climate and social solutions can wait no longer.
From Volunteer to Change In Career
In honor of National Volunteer Month, Talisha sits down with Sarah Bruce, AIA, who transitioned from a traditional role in architecture into an alternate career path after having done volunteer work with Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.
Hidden Histories of Female Architects
Three architectural scholars and practitioners are working to bring the hidden stories of women in architecture to life. They will share the challenges they faced writing biographies of women architects because of how they were marginalized in the profession for decades.
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA
Architect and Director of Campus Planning at the University at Buffalo
Lori Brown, FAIA
Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion,
Syracuse University School of Architecture
Architectural Historian at the University at Buffalo and Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence
Trailblazing Women of WNY project : https://trailblazingwomenwny.org
Celebrating Black Leaders: A Conversation with Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Allison Lane, AIA
e're closing out Black History Month celebrating the leadership of two of New York's strong Black voices.
Talisha is joined this month by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Allison Lane, AIA.
Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is the Assemblymember and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park in Brooklyn.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is the first Haitian American woman elected in New York City and the first woman to chair the Majority County Party in Brooklyn.
Allison Lane, AIA, ASID, NOMA is a Project Manager and Architect at AECOM Buildings and Places in Manhattan. She is a licensed architect with a background in architecture, interior design and real estate development.
With a commitment to designing for the wellness of humanity and promoting inclusive design opportunities for diverse individuals and projects, Allison is actively engaged in many equity and inclusion efforts at AECOM and various industry organizations.
She currently serves as the President-Elect of nycobaNOMA.
Superwomen of Architecture
In Honor of Women's History Month, Talisha, a Superwoman of Architecture herself sits down with Graciela Carillo, AIA and Sara Jazayeri, AIA, both leaders in their industry and within the AIA.
Immigrant Coalition https://www.immigrantarchitects.org
Join us for a conversation with Scott Reynolds, founder of UpCodes. You may be using UpCodes every day, but you may not know how it started!
UpCodes brings together a multidisciplinary team to create an innovative approach to building code management.