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AIA Mentorship Program 2019 Kickoff Event

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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Join the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco in kicking off another year of its Mentorship Program. Come hear how mentorship has informed the careers of three unique professionals. The evening will include a moderated panel discussion of Michael Chambers, Lisa Rammig, and Julia Weatherspoon (see descriptions below.) James Kaentje, AIA, former Chairman of the Mentorship Committee, will weave the conversations toward the overarching mentorship mission. Each panelist will share their past, present, and future mentorship moments through their personal experiences and stories. Q & A discussion will follow. Refreshments will be provided.


About the Presenters


Michael Chambers, FAIA, FCSI, CCS
Associate VP, Senior Project Specifier, QA Manager | HGA Architects and Engineers

Michael supports critical design processes by specifying products and systems that respond to the building program and requirements. He provides specification and technical support for a wide range of projects in HGA’s California offices. As a certified construction specifier (CCS), Michael has developed specifications for higher education, healthcare projects such as large hospitals and medical office buildings working closely with OSHPD requirements. Michael’s experience includes accessibility reviews, product research, master specification and design standard development, quality control reviews. Michael is a licensed California architect and is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Architecture. He has been elevated to Fellowship in both the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute for his industry leadership in teaching and training.


Lisa Rammig
Senior Associate | Eckersley O'Callaghan & Partners LLC

Lisa is a Senior Associate having joined in 2013 to support the emerging facade engineering service which complements the practice’s work in structural engineering and envelope design. Since mid-2017 Lisa is responsible for EOC’s recently opened San Francisco office, growing the studio and presence on the West Coast and the local team after having spent significant amount of project-related time in the Bay-Area over the past years. She leads many of the facade group’s most challenging projects including a large corporate campus in California and facade specific work to a number of high profile retail stores. Through her education and relationships within the European Facade Network, she remains heavily involved in academia and has built strong links between research and industry. This unique position enables her to identify and integrate innovative products and approaches for the practical application on cutting-edge building envelopes. Lisa has the responsibility of directing EOC’s R&D efforts globally, focusing on innovative glass designs and technology which maintain EOC’s position as leaders in the field, but also identifying new fields of research including a variety of materials and novel analysis approaches. Whilst remaining heavily involved in her own research projects, she focuses the team in developing their own areas of technical enquiry. In addition to the industry driven R&D efforts at EOC, Lisa is part of the Facade Research Group at TU Delft, where she pursues her doctoral research on transparent glass connections.


Julia Weatherspoon, Associate AIA
Designer | Smithgroup

Julia Weatherspoon is an Architectural Designer at Smithgroup. She is a Northern California native on a mission to pushing the narrative for design excellence and create more inclusive spaces within design. Julia has 5 years of experience working on projects of various scales within the Bay Area including corporate workplace, higher education, community projects, and aviation projects. Julia is involved in various advocacy communities promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Bay Area focusing on research and projects that promote the integration of equitable practices within the industry to inform the way we design and shape our built environment to adequately address the needs of many users. Julia is passionate about promoting social and environmental responsibility initiatives to better serve underrepresented communities and pipeline programs for youth to be better educated and exposed to arts and science education. Julia is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a leadership position on the executive board for the San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects.


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  • $5 AIA Member (FREE AIASF Student Member)
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