On May 19 Carleton Hart participated in a new symposium hosted by AIA Portland, Future Vision: The Value Proposition for Equity. Our own Bill Hart, Jennifer Hoffman and Julia Mollner participated in a panel discussion on the firm’s ongoing efforts to foster an equitable workplace. Keynote speaker, communications expert Denise Harrington of DMH Consulting Group, LLC recapped the day’s events with an inspiring view on actions we can take in our daily lives to help each other promote equity in our industry.
The day-long event was created by the AIA ForWARD (Forum for Women in Architecture and Related Design) Committee. Other speakers included Saskia Dennis-van Dijl, Principal with Cameron MacAllister Group; Hanna Richards-James, Owner of Fantail Collaborative; Carolyn Holland, Vice President of Communications at Ecotrust; Derily Bechtold, Deputy City Attorney and President-elect for the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Laura Fallon-Burns, Investment Advisor with Deschutes Investment Consulting, LLC and Amy Donohue, AIA, Principal with Bora Architects.