PHX Travels: ICAA & AIA Conferences

Erik recently traveled to California where PHX hosted a table at the ICAA Legacy dinner honoring Jeff Hyland. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a national organization preserving and celebrating traditional architecture. Our architects also recently attended the AIA Arizona Conference and Associate, Teunny McCoy, visited Washington DC for the AIA Women’s Leadership Conference.

The ICAA of Southern California held a dinner at the exclusive, California Club, in Beverly Hills. The  Legacy Dinner honored Jeff Hyland and PHX Architecture hosted a table during the event which featured the Los Angeles areas top realtors, builders and designers. Along with Erik, the table included Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing realtor and President of The Malibu Life, Madison Hildebrand, Ohara Davies of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors, Errol de Jager of Dejager Design, Chris Ferqueron of JD Group, Tony Buccola of Antonios Bella Casa, Natasha Hogan of Cantara Design, Sharon Hills of  Kobeissi Properties, and Reggie Sully of McCoy Constuction. A great night was had by all!

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Our staff members also recently attended the AIA State Conference, Design Matters, at Events on Jackson. Attendees went on a morning architectural Walking Tour downtown and attended educational sessions throughout the day. The conference was led by Design Matters podcast host, Debbie Millman.

PHX Associate, Teunny McCoy, attended the AIA Women’s Leadership Conference: Creating Tailwinds, in Washington, DC.  The two-day conference supports women in Architecture and offers tours, round table discussions, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. The bi-annual conference goals include: raising the profile of women principals and leaders in the profession; sharing and promoting the design work of women; exploring new paths to leadership; learning from each other regarding issues and challenges.  Nearly 400 women attended the conference and it sold out.

During Teunny’s trip she was able to get in a few tourist stops including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Reflection Pool, Washington Monument, and the Library of Congress. Prominent speakers at the event included Susan L. Colantuono, the CEO of Leading Women, one of the world’s premier consulting firms supporting corporate initiatives to advance women and close the leadership gender gap. Dina Griffin also spoke. Dina is active in the community as a board member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Dina is also past president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization for Minority Architects.  Beverly Willis, 89, attended the event. Beverly is an architect who founded the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation in 2002 with the goal of increasing recognition of women architects’ contributions to the field. The next Leadership Conference will be held in 2019.


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