Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter will be joining the Association for Women in Architecture and Design’s Designing for Resilience virtual awards symposium. In this first of a two-part event, AWAF will announce the recipients of the 2020 Scholarship awards and host a roundtable discussion on Resilience and Achievement by Wahlroos-Ritter, Karin Liljegren, and Erin Cuevas. The speakers are all past winners of AWA/AWAF scholarships, and AWAF notes that they “represent the diversity of LA’s design culture and the dynamic spirit that engages optimism and resilience and continues to push our City and profession forward.”
|Starts||Tue Jul 21 2020, 06:30pm PDT|
|Ends||Tue Jul 21 2020, 07:30pm PDT|
The Association for Women in Architecture and Design is a Professional Society dedicated to supporting career and educational endeavors for women working in the built environment. The Association for Women in Architecture and Design’s mission is to advance and support women in the allied fields of architecture and design. They encourage and foster high levels of achievement by providing educational programming, mentoring, and illuminating career opportunities for students and professionals in these fields.
An architect, educator, and design consultant, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter serves as the Dean of Woodbury School of Architecture, director of the WUHO gallery, and principal of the architecture firm WROAD. Throughout her career she has developed incredible skills and flexibility in practice and roles, and has been honored with the 2016 AIA California Council Educator Award and 2018 the AIA|LA Presidential Educator of the Year Award. She was also recognized twice by DesignIntelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators in 2018 and 2019, and elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2018. Her practice, run in partnership with Roland Wahlroos-Ritter, navigates transdisciplinary territory across a diverse range of project typologies and scales.
Through 20 years and more than 400 buildings, Karin Liljegren is synonymous with the resurgence of Los Angeles’ urban core. Her work has elevated architects’ roles in urban revitalization, creating a nationally applicable model of adaptive reuse through citywide policy innovations, industry expertise, and empowered community growth. Karin is particularly known for her creative conversion of historic structures, which started in 1999 when she worked on projects under L.A.’s pioneering Adaptive Reuse Ordinance with LA-based Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA). She founded architecture and interiors firm Omgivning in 2009, where she and her 40-person staff draw on a rich existing landscape to create programmatically and technically complex hospitality, housing commercial and community-based projects. Karin was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows this year.
Erin Cuevas is an architect and co-founder of Curious Minds Los Angeles (CMLA), a design studio focusing on the fluid interaction between the human body and its material and immaterial environments. She also founded Project XYZ, a scenography production company composed of architects, dancers, choreographers, and film-makers. Through projects in both ventures, Erin and her business partner, Jana Masset Collatz, are committed to highlighting the work of female artists of various disciplines and backgrounds. Erin received a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, where she currently holds a faculty position teaching design and digital media in both undergraduate and graduate programs.