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THRIVE – AIAS 2020 Graduates: Where Are They Now?

May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar Description: 

Join the AIAS for a panel discussion with AIAS Alumni who graduated in 2020. Hear about their experiences graduating and starting their journeys in the profession during a pandemic! Learn their tips and tricks for networking, applying for jobs, and more! This webinar is sponsored by Black Spectacles and will be moderated by Marc Teer.


Marc Teer, FAIA [Moderator]: Marc is the founder and CEO of Black Spectacles, a member of the AIA College of Fellows, former award-winning architect at Gensler, Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Chair of AIA Chicago’s Young Architects Forum. Marc founded Black Spectacles in 2010 to advance the creative potential of architecture and design through online learning.

Michael Bair: Michael Bair graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Spring 2020. During his time, he was a founding member of the school’s Freedom by Design chapter, becoming its director, and eventually serving on the national Freedom by Design Advisory Committee as a member and co-chair. Returning home to Hagerstown, MD in 2020 due to the pandemic and forgoing his masters degree temporarily, Michael’s work has extended locally and globally in often difficult but rewarding ways.

Genevieve Enriquez: Genevieve graduated in with a Master of Architecture in May 2020 from Woodbury University. She served as Woodbury’s Chapter President from 2019-2020 and was the recipient of the 2020 AIAS Chapter Leader Honor Award. Genevieve currently works with Adamson Associates and serves as the Co-Chair Emerging Professional for the AIA Pasadena/Foothill Chapter. She is pursuing licensure, now studying for the ARE 5.0 Exam.

Alison Katz: Alison received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in May of 2020 with a minor in Social and Political History. She joined AIAS in 2015 and her local and national involvement with the AIAS included serving as a co-chair to the Freedom By Design Advisory Committee in 2019-2020. She is currently working as a Design Associate for buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (a Texas based nonprofit community design center) in Houston, Texas. She is interested in the intersection of community based design, sustainability, and politics, and is dedicated to exploring ways to use design tools within the built environment to create a more equitable society for marginalized and historically disenfranchised people.

Wesley McGlory: Wesley is an Architectural Designer with work experience in the retail sector in multiple states. Wesley graduated from Texas Tech University in August 2020 with a Master of Architecture and a certificate in Urban and Community Design. While in school, Wesley served as the Vice President for both AIAS and NOMAS as well as a member of the Health and Wellness Task Force for AIAS. In his free time, Wesley likes to workout, watch baseball, and read a good book.

Keena Miles: Keena graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  In school, he was a member of AIAS where he contributed to several fundraiser events, as well as NOMAS, and ASLA. Keena currently works in Philadelphia as a Landscape designer at Studio Bryan Hanes, working on several local urban design projects.


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May 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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