6:00 pm: Refreshments & Networking
6:30 pm: Panel Starts
7:30 pm: QA
7:45 pm: Networking until 8:00 pm
The LiA Let’s Talk architecture series brings together successful leaders to share their professional experience in architecture with the audience. The panel will inspire young architects and engage other design professionals in an open conversation about the realities and challenges of being a minority in the architectural profession.
About the Presenters:
Daniel Perez is principal of Studio Perez, an architectural design studio based in San Francisco. He is a a California Licensed Architect and holds a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University. Daniel grew up in rural Idaho and has a deep appreciation and respect for the natural environment. Studying and working in metropolitan and major US urban centers have informed his practice. Daniel practiced architecture for 15 years in Arizona, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area prior to starting Studio Perez in 2005. Daniel is currently serving as Secretary of the AIA San Francisco (AIASF) board of directors. Daniel is also a board liaison to the AIASF Latinos in Architecture and Mentorship Committees and wholeheartedly advocates mentorship in the architectural profession.
Celia Chiang has been a licensed practicing architect for almost 25 years, working in Boston, New York City, Miami and San Francisco.
Upon receiving the B. Arch degree from Cornell University, Celia started her architectural career in Boston before applying to graduate school at Columbia University.
The one-year Masters program led to a 10 year stay in New York, working with large and small firms, such as KPF and Gluckman Tang, on high-rise office buildings, custom residential remodels and museums and galleries.
She moved to the Bay Area in 2003, where she spent 12 years with a regional architectural firm, while raising her child, learning how to architect, on community college projects.
The last 15 years as a Project Architect have been the most formative, as her knowledge base, on how buildings are built was developed, while working on steel frame structures as well as high rise concrete towers.
Starting next month, Celia will be at Gensler as a Senior Project Architect, ready to start a new adventure in architecture.
Carol joined Kaiser Permanente (KP) in 2005 and became KP’s Facilities Design Risk Manager in 2016. She leverages her KP experience and design subject matter expertise to identify and address design risks in KP’s capital acquisition and facilities operations programs, and everchanging facilities regulatory requirements. Carol is also serving as the Interim Director for Risk Management Capital Acquisition, partnering with National Facilities Services (NFS) real estate, design and construction senior business line leaders to proactively identify risks and develop mitigation strategies for KP.
In her previous role at KP, Carol was the Design Program Manager for NFS Facilities Planning and Design. She co-led the creation of KP’s Project Management Plan, Owners Project Requirements, and spearheaded the Post Occupancy Evaluation process. She played a major role in the Template Hospital Program, which enabled KP to deliver nine hospitals in twelve years.
Her more than 25 years of design, development, management and construction experience includes a variety of building types ranging from high tech, commercial, laboratories, affordable housing, to healthcare.
Professional Affiliations & Education:
- Licensed Architect, State of California
- LEED Green Associate, EDAC Certified
- Construction Industry Institute Research Team
- California Architects Board Exam Developer
- Community Design Center Board of Directors
- ACE Mentor Program Mentor
- M Architecture, University of CA, Berkeley
- BA, Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis
What Keeps me Busy:
Tap Dancing-Poodles- Travel- Music- Reading- Photography- Community Service
One of Carol’s passions is community service. She believes we are put on this earth to contribute; always learn, always put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
E.B. Min is the principal of Min Design, an architecture and design studio in San Francisco. A graduate of Brown University with dual concentrations in art history and studio art, Ms. Min received her Master of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley. Her early experience in the landscape architecture design-build office of Andrea Cochran and Topher Delaney instilled an interest in the integration of landscape and building. She has taught at U.C. Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E.B. has served on the boards of both the (American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC). As a partner in her former practice Min | Day, E.B. has received numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious Emerging Voices selection by the Architectural League in 2016, Architectural Record's Design Vanguard, 2010, the AIACC's 2007 Emerging Talent Award, and Residential Architect's 2010's Rising Star
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