Tips from the Clients Point of View: Women in Architecture

Thursday, April 12
Free and open to all. Please RSVP for catering counts.

A Joint Program of the Organization of Women Architects and the AIA East Bay Women In Architecture Forum.

Owner’s Representatives for federal, local government and private institutions will provide insight into how Architects are viewed by their clients. Hosted by Women in Architecture; presented and sponsored by the Organization of Women Architects (OWA).

Moderator: Cameron White, Architect and Senior Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente. She has 34 years of experience, including 12 as an Owner’s Rep.

Alicia Rosenthal, AIA – Alicia Rosenthal AIA, LEED AP is a currently a Senior Project Manager at UC Berkeley Capital Projects.

Kathleen Cruise, with GSA for over six years, is a Senior Asset Manager in the Pacific Rim Region in San Francisco.

She is a LEED AP, a licensed architect and general contractor, and an MBA. Kathleen is a recognized leader in sustainable development.  While at PG&E, she developed the award winning Pacific Energy Center which displays and demonstrates energy efficient technology and design techniques.

Judy Rowe, FAIA has four decades of experience currently as a Team Manager with Kaiser Permanente and previously as a firm owner.

Joanne Chow Winship, architect and former client’s representative for the City and County of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Replacement Project, and former Director of Cultural Affairs for the San Francisco Arts Commission which performs civic design review for approval of City funded projects.

Margaret Sheehan, AIA, Architect, principal of Sheehan Architects.  She has served as Project Management Consultant and Owner’s Rep to individuals and corporations, since 1991.

Suzan Swabacker, Architect and Construction Manager.  She has worked for 3 large architecture firms and 2 major general contractors.   As the Owner’s Rep/construction manager she coordinates with all players on a job site including the architect, engineers, general contractor, public utilities, and the owner’s staff. Projects include hotels, a shopping center, and senior retirement centers.

 Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants will:

  • better understand owners’ priorities, such as budget and schedule
  • gain insights for interviewing
  • hear ideas for improving their firms
  • hear what works and what doesn’t work from an owner’s point of view

1.5 CES LUs

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