Wednesday / March 10, 2021 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Building Equity


An equitable architecture profession is one where all people—regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, or disability—have the same access to opportunities and growth. How can we build equity into our profession and organizations? What are the challenges we must overcome to create environments where everyone is encouraged to bring their full and authentic selves? We will address these questions in Building Equity, a virtual panel organized by AIA Chicago’s LGBTQI+ Alliance and AIA Austin’s LGBTQIA+ Alliance (aka the Windy Cowboy Collab).

The event will feature a panel of esteemed speakers discussing design equity and the LGBTQIA+ community. We will also celebrate with a happy hour that features an interactive performance by Drag Queen Mini Pearl Necklace.


  • Breeze Outlaw | Sasaki
  • Frankie Reynolds | Howard Brown Health Center   
  • Austin Davis Ruiz | The Montrose Center
  • Samantha Sikanas | Landscape + Urban Designer

AIA members, non-members, students, and allies are all welcome to attend.

Register to attend here. 

Thank you to AIA Chicago LGBTQI+ Alliance program sponsors:

And special thanks to AIA Austin LGBTQIA+ Alliance Sponsors

Register to attend here. 

Hosted By

AIA Chicago’s LGBTQI+ Alliance & Austin’s LGBTQIA+ Alliance

Member Price


Non Member Price