Our PHX team members were jet setters over the past two months. We are excited to share that both Jeannine Engh and Maurita Harris had the opportunity to represent PHX Architecture at conferences in October. Jeannine Engh traveled to Minneapolis, MN for the AIA Women’s Conference and Maurita Harris attended the NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) Conference in NYC. Additionally, Erik flew across the pond to London for the Design Leadership Network’s Annual Summit. More details below!
Design Leadership Summit in London, UK
Design Leadership Network is an invitation only membership organization for principal designers and architects, media moguls, and makers of products and services that all target a high-end, luxury design audience. Every year the members gather for a week-long Summit in locations around the globe. This year’s took place in London. Erik was able to go on behind the scenes tours of private homes and studios, participated in back-to-back extraordinary evenings at Kensington Palace, Blenheim Palace, and The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, and also attended sessions and workshops with some of the greatest design minds around the World.
AIA Women’s Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jeanine Engh was chosen to represent PHX at this year’s AIA Women’s Conference hosted in Minneapolis. The two day conference was highly attended by some of Architecture’s leading women, 750 in total, making the Conference the largest gathering ever of women in the architecture profession in the United States. Since the them of the Conference this year was Storytelling, Jeannine got the chance to listen to some of Architecture’s greatest female minds tell their stories on how they overcame obstacles, prejudice, and other responsibilities to succeed in their profession. Some of the speakers includes: Julie Snow, Principal at Snow Kreilich Architects, Toshiko Mori, Principal at Toshiko Mori Architect and Priya Parker, Founder of Thrive Labs.
NOMA Conference in New York City, New York
We are immensely proud of Maurita Harris for representing PHX at this year’s NOMA Conference in New York City. NOMA, is a national organization whose mission is to build a strong national organization of members who volunteer their time for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in the Architecture profession. NOMA is responsible for fostering communication and fellowship between minority architects, as well as working with local and national government on issues that affect the development of neighborhoods and communities around the nation. Maurita Harris was also honored with an award in the local Arizona chapter of NOMA as being one of the founding members. Esteban Loya also received an award. Congratulations, Maurita and Esteban, you are both incredible mentors and supporters of the next generation of Architects. We are so proud of you!