Diversity in Architecture for Young Architects
Join us for a fireside chat with Jessica Gardenhire and Shikha Subramanian to discuss the topics of diversity, equality, and mental health for young architects and emerging professionals in the current professional environment of architecture.
This event will discuss the topic of diversity and mental health for Young and Emerging Professionals in today’s profession of Architecture.
About Your Speakers
Jessica Gardenhire is a licensed architect in California. A midwestern native, she began her architecture career out West to explore a new realm of possibilities. Her early career experiences allowed her to learn about tech campuses, master planning, laboratories, and high rise residential design. In her free time, she loves to stay grounded via yoga, running and painting. She hopes to explore side passions in 2021 while also giving back to her community via the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and the local AIA chapter via an EDI group. Ultimately she is seeking a fulfilling career while giving back after reaching a career milestone of licensure late 2020. As a “young architect” until 40- she looks forward to what opportunities licensure will bring her, and is incredibly honored to be able to speak to, discuss with, and grow within the field.
Shikha Subramanian is a job captain at Dahlin Group Architecture in Pleasanton, California, working primarily on affordable housing. She is an active member of NOMASF and BIA-Bay Area’s Professional Women in Building and Young Professionals groups. She is co-coordinating an upcoming series that connects higher education students with mentors, particularly women of color, in diverse career paths in the AEC industry.