Ian recently participated in a Black Design Professionals Coffee Talk Dignity in Design on June18th with the IIDA PA/NJ/DE Chapter. The question asked to the attendees was “How do you think your company/ leadership at your firm can better contribute to impacting Black employees/ aspiring professionals within their organizations?” to which the panelists discussed various topics pertaining to that message. A robust conversation was had where each panelist could discuss their interest in Architecture and Interior Design and who helped them along the way and how they can forward the next generation with a permanent change to better support Diversity & Inclusion.
The other panelists were:
- Alexandra Bonner NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED Green Associate
- Gabrielle Bullock,FAIA,NOMAC,IIDA,LEED AP
- Steve Cromity Jr.
- Soné Ehabe
- Monique McCray
- Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID
More discussions are to come, so check it out and join us on the next one. Dignity in Design 2020