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Mission Statement

The Women in Architecture Committee (WIA) is composed of women architects and allies in the Chapter for the purpose of increasing the incidence and visibility of women in architecture and in related design and construction industries.  We exist to bring awareness to the gender disparity that exists in the profession in order to achieve equality.  We exist to empower women by fostering growth, building leaders and role models, promoting the success of women architects, serving as a catalyst for equality and fair treatment, bringing about balance in the profession, and by redefining success.


Why is this Critical?

Recent studies have found that while women comprise nearly half of graduates from architecture programs in the United States, they make up only about 22% of licensed architects, and only 17% of partners or principals in architecture firms. It is critical to not only understand what drives women out of the profession, but to do a better job providing mentorship and support to women architects. The Silicon Valley is a hotbed of industry that has historically been male dominated, and this chapter seeks to empower female designers in the Valley to achieve their full potential. 


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Click here for video short on Designing Success for Women



Websites You Should Know About As A WIA Member

EQxD - The Missing 32%

Equity by Design Full Report



AIASCV Directive: Women in Architecture Committee

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Committee Leadership 


Megan Blaine, AIA

Vice Chair

Angshupriya Pathak, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 


Mariana Alvarez-Parga, AIA, LEED AP


Patricia Galvan, AIA

Fellow Liaison

Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA

Board Liaison

Publicist & Media Relations

Director of Events

Katia McClain, AIA

Leah Bayer, Associate AIA

Annalee Groner, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Committee Member

Mani Ardalan Farhadi, Associate AIA

Committee Member

April Becerra, CAE, AIASCV Executive Director

Committee Member

Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP

Committee Member

Stephanie SilkwoodAIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP


WIA Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Women In Architecture PDF (90.88 KB)  more ] Administration 1/20/2016
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