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AIA Las Vegas Hosts First Annual Women Building Nevada Symposium on September 9th

Courtesy of AIA Las Vegas

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The American Institute of Architects Las Vegas Chapter, Women in Architecture Committee, has announced its 1st Annual Women Building Nevada Symposium to be held on Friday, September 9th, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Blind Center of Nevada.

This symposium intends to celebrate, elevate, and acknowledge the women in our community that have and continue to make a difference through planning, design, development, construction, and the public sector.

Please visit HERE for program details and tickets.


  • Betty Shevorski, AIA, - Director of Architecture, The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Michelle Brigida, AIA - Principal, Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto
  • Coffee Polk, AIA - Senior Associate, Cuningham
  • Laura Jane Spina - President, RAFI Architecture
  • Alexia Chen - Project Architect, LGA Architecture
  • Minja Yan - Associate, Millennium Commercial Properties
  • Anne Johnson - Principal, SparkFlight Studio
  • Cecilia Schafler - Principal, Lage Design Landscape Architects
  • Shani Coleman - Director, Clark County Economic Development
  • Marci Henson - Director, Clark County Sustainability
  • Terry Sheridan, Economic Development Manager, City of North Las Vegas
  • Stephanie Garcia Vause - Chief Strategy Officer/Assistant City Manager, City of Henderson
  • Monica Gresser, Principal, Brazen Architecture
  • John Sawdon - Principal, KNIT Architecture and AIA Las Vegas Chapter President
  • Carlos Fernandez - AIA Las Vegas Executive Director

Nevada's unprecedented growth has provided unique opportunities for women in architecture and related professions. This symposium recognizes the important contributions made by the women striving to enhance and improve our quality of life every day. The program endeavors to explore the vision and work of these influential women through panel discussion, breakout sessions, and an awards ceremony recognizing our rising stars, community builders, and allies in the industry.

Founded in 1956, AIA Las Vegas Chapter has over 600 members on the local and state level who consistently work to crate more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities.

Please visit HERE for program details and tickets.

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