J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture | Answering a Call to Action

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Join the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycoba | NOMA), the J. Max Bond Center of City University of New York, and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the annual J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010, this design talk honors the memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, partner at Davis Brody Bond, advocate, teacher, and trailblazer. The lecture addresses issues that were important to Bond, including equity, inclusive design, and global cultures, in particular Africa (Ghana).

This year’s lecture will focus on Bond’s legacy by exploring the intersectionality of inclusivity and community in architecture and design, with a focus on grassroots movements aimed at expanding access and equity in the design professions. Featured speakers will discuss their individual and organizational work to raise social awareness and encourage the active participation needed for increased equity in the architecture and design industries.

Anik Pearson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Anik Pearson Architect; Founder, Mentorship for Women in Architecture
Ruth Ro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Studio Director, Dattner; Director, Build Out Alliance
Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Senior Associate at Adjaye Associates & Founder and Executive Director, Beyond the Built Environment
Elsie St. Léger, IIDA, WELL AP, Past President, IIDA NY; Co-Chair, Equity Council

Bolanle Williams-Oley, Chief Financial Officer, Mancini Duffy; Founder, SheBuildsWaves

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