Sketchbook Meetup #1

This weekend I kicked off my FIRST session for my latest creation – The Auxiliary Sketchbook!

The Auxiliary Sketchbook is a group for anyone that has an interest in architecture, is in need of a creative outlet and is able to play well with others… The group will meet once a month for a total of 4 months leading up to an Art Exhibition in September.

(The Art Expo will be held in Old City Philadelphia)

During the sketch sessions, we will be given a short tour and brief historic overview of the buildings or spaces. While sketching is encouraged, photographers are MORE than welcome! This year’s sketchbook theme focuses on the forgotten architecture of local Philadelphia Architect, Julian Francis Abele.

 Here is a quick schedule:

May 27, 2012 – The Free Library of Philadelphia

June 24, 2012 – The Union League

July 29, 2012 – Widener Building

August 26, 2012 – The Philadelphia Art Museum

So that’s it in a nutshell…You in?

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AIA Convention 2012

I recently had the pleasure of attending the national AIA Convention in Washington, DC last week..

(Keep in mind that I was also on vacation that week – so I had to cut my vacation short and drag my husband with me… If that doesn’t scream dedication to the profession, I am really not sure what does!)

I was invited by the AIA’s Department of Diversity and Inclusion, to speak on a panel called: Behind the Round, Black Glasses: What Architects Really Do – Which was a ‘town hall’ styled discussion – geared to students and non-architects on the perception of our roles and responsibilities as architects. From what I understand, the public only thinks that we design and create pretty pictures.. While this is true, it only counts for about 25% (if not less) of our actual day to day responsibilities…

I was also given the honor of being interviewed on a podcast speaking about my role and experiences as a Woman in Architecture AS WELL AS serving as the Co-MC to the AIA’s Annual Women in Architecture Dinner – held at the Women in the Arts Museum.

The entire experience was priceless and I am grateful to have been offered these wonderful opportunities :)I have posted a few (terrible) pictures from the various events… (hopefully I will be able to post a few of the professional shots soon)





Diversity Woman.

Here is a little blurb from my (OLD) company’s blog

Tiff continues to rock n’ roll!  I mean, she’s always aspired to be a rockstar and now she pretty much is one.  Who else is getting coverage by national magazines!? Ok Ok, truth be told, Paul and Bob have their moonlighting gig at Screen Trade magazine writing a monthly column about theaters, but Tiff is a featured story in Diversity Woman Magazine. How cool is that?  A few months back Tiff was approached by the National AIA to be featured for this photoshoot of diverse women making a difference in the architectural community.  You might remember this post a few months ago outlining her trip down to DC. She’s always making us proud.

(I swear it looks like I am sucking my teeth in that picture…ugh)



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