Diverse Design Excellence

When: 2/21/2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Studio 229 on Brevard

Keynote Presentation followed by Panel Discussion
Registration is free
Cash bar

Our first Diverse Design Excellence program as we hear leading black architects from our region. This program examines how the experiences of architects from diverse backgrounds influence their creative process, expanding possibilities for architectural expression and the impact of their work.
To kick things off, an emerging generation of ambitious architects from Charlotte, including Marcus Thomas, AIA, Aleah Pullen, and Hasheem Halim will share their exciting work and creative practices. 

Following, Edwin Harris AIA, NOMA of Evoke Studio, will deliver a keynote talk about his practice's award-winning work. Edwin is the recipient of the 2022 Young Architect Award, which honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. His design vision emphasizes authentic and inspired architecture that improves the lives of everyone who experience his spaces and buildings, regardless of means or background. His work seeks to overcome the "design silence" of African American voices in the profession and the built environment to make cities more reflective of all the cultures and perspectives found in them.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion, moderated by Melanie Reddrick AIA, to discuss the themes and connections across the presentations.
Join us for this exciting program. Come to celebrate, learn, and socialize. A cash bar will be open before and after the program.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Diego Alejo UNCC Archt Student
Susana Amaral Britt Peters and Associates Non-Member
Megan Angel UNC Charlotte Student
Carol Bacon ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Indya Barginere NOMAS Charlotte Chapter (Panel Member) Student
dee blackburn studio01 Non-Member
Alaa Bou Ghanem A.B. Group AIA Charlotte Member
Janet Brooks Barton Malow Builders Non-Member
Kuniko Bufford University of North Carolina Charlotte Non-Member
Liz Byrd Apogee Non-Member
Venus Carbuccia Perkins Eastman Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Kaytee Casey Batson-Cook Construction Non-Member
KELLY CASEY Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Ali Chaaraoui Unc charlotte Student
Bentley Cook University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student
Marissa Date IMEG CORP AIA Charlotte Member
Julio Diarte The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Non-Member
Jacob Ellerbrock Little AIA Charlotte Member
Curtis Franklin Vantage Technology Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Ruth Freeman Clark Nexsen Non-Member
Sandra Grzemski Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
matt gwilt Batson-Cook Construction Non-Member
Tarik Hameed Morris-Berg Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Tarik Hameed Morris-Berg Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Joe Hiestand Oakline Studio AIA Charlotte Member
Sally Hunley Uncc Student
Meghna Indrajith Jenkins Peer Architects Non-Member
Nikkola James Pope Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Taylor Jarrell Northwood Ravin AIA Charlotte Member
Amy Jones Barton Malow Builders Non-Member
Chante' Lombre BHDP Non-Member
James Love &estimate AIA Charlotte Member
Carly Ly-Hang University of North Carolina Charlotte Student
Vikram Madhusudhan BB+M Architecture Non-Member
Kent Main Retired AIA Charlotte Member
Marc Manack SILO AR+D / UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Miranda McLaughlin N/A Non-Member
Teresa McLaughlin N/A Non-Member
Jordania Moore Perkins Eastman Non-Member
Candice Murray NCSU College of Design Non-Member
Darnell Parker II SG Non-Member
Chia Patterson University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student
Corina Patterson VisionBuilders Design AIA Charlotte Member
Lauren Patterson VHB Non-Member
Devanne Pena Archidev LLC Non-Member
nikki pierce Clark Nexsen Non-Member
Branden Piks BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Robert Price BB+M Architecture Non-Member
Aleah Pullen Apogee Consulting Grou Non-Member
Melanie Reddrick Little AIA Charlotte Member
Roland Render Apogee AIA Charlotte Member
LIz Richardson Perkins&Will AIA Charlotte Member
Peter Rivera FMK Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Stacy Romana UNC Charlotte Student
Darrell Seabrook Batson-Cook Construction Non-Member
Kate Shelton AIA Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Nakyra Sykes UNC Charlotte Student
Ethan Taylor UNC Charlotte Student
Marcus Thomas KEi Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Kevin Utsey clark nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Lauren Wallace University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student
Callie Watson Little AIA Charlotte Member
Jessica Weiner EVOKE Studio | Architecture Non-Member
Betsy West David Ravin School of Architecture, University of NC at Charlotte Non-Member
Rob Woodruff ADW Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Darryl Young UNC Charlotte Non-Member