ENCOMPASS: Inclusive Architecture
April 12, 2018, 8:00AM-3:30PM
CA African American Museum | 600 State Dr. | Los Angeles, CA


ENCOMPASS: The AIA|LA Conference to Promote Greater Diversity & Inclusion in the Profession

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Where: CA African American Museum | 600 State Dr. | Los Angeles, CA 90037
Tickets: $75 for AIA members | $35 for students | $95 for the public 6 CES Learning Units!

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  • Kulapat Yantrasast - Founding Partner, wHY Architecture
  • James T. Butts - Mayor, Inglewood

Highlights Include:

Access Valuable Information for Your Firm (and Individual Practitioners)
Hear from representatives from a number of city agencies, including Los Angeles World Airports, on achieving inclusion in government contracting.

Learn how to launch a firm from a diverse group of designers.
Hear the story of an acclaimed designer.
Keynote Kulapat Yantrasast, who as the Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY Architecture, has design numerous celebrated museums and gallery spaces, in Los Angeles and abroad.

Updates on Rejuvenation in Inglewood
Attend the session featuring James T. Butts. Mayor, City of Inglewood. Amongst his topics: how to ensure current residents benefit from change.

Influence Policy that Could Impact Your Firm
Participate in an open session that invites all attendees to offer comments and suggestions for the AIA|LA EDI Best Practices handbook. Upon finalization this document, the first the AIA|LA has issued, will be distributed to firms, members, AIACC, National and other chapters. 


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About Encompass:

Diversity increases the promise of our design practice to deliver solutions, and adds value and benefits to our ability to deliver smart solutions to clients. However, the actual composition of the AIA|LA doesn’t reflect the region’s diversity. For example: only 5% of AIA|LA members identify as Latino and only 2% identify as Black. Among other strategies, the AIA|LA furthers the pursuit to encompass diversity in the field of architecture, through the Encompass conference, now in its second year.

Encompass will serve as a forum to highlight best- practices, examine case-studies of inclusive design procedures and curate a series of genuine dialogues that underscore solutions to counter the prevalence of the inherent biases that too often continues to divide A/E/C professionals.

Encompass will allow us to candidly dissect the reality of the situation, highlight the value-add that inclusive architecture brings to society, and how we all gain from a multifaceted profession. Throughout the day, speakers and audience members will describe experiences, contribute to best practice guidelines, demonstrate the benefits of diversity for the field, clients, and our city; and establish strategies to realize an inclusive future-- beginning today.

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