We are not looking back! Architecture Exchange East 2016 will elevate the profession with our renewed emphasis on networking, innovative learning methods, and dynamic new materials and products. Now in its 29th year, ArchEx continues to be the mid-Atlantic’s largest annual educational event and expo with more than 60 educational sessions, behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and cutting-edge vendors.
Delivering the opening and closing keynotes this year at Architecture Exchange East will be Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, and Mickey Jacob, FAIA.
Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chair for Equity by Design and Treasurer of AIA San Francisco. Leading the charge for more research on talent retention in the profession, Rosa led the 2014 and 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey projects, authored AIA National Resolution 15-1, and served on the Equity in Architecture Commission. She has presented keynotes nationally and abroad including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. Equity by Design and the Equity in Architecture movement have been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mickey Jacob, FAIA graduated from the University of Detroit School of Architecture in 1981 and relocated immediately to Tampa where he has practiced Architecture for 35 years. A founding partner at Urban Studio Architects for over 25 years, currently Mickey is the Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at BDG Architects after a 2013 merger. An Architect dedicated to leadership in the profession of architecture, in business, in the public realm, and in politics with a commitment to create inspiring places and engage with the important issues to make a better-built environment that improves the quality of life for everyone in the community. With a focus on Corporate Interiors and Hospitality projects, Mickey’s work over the years include the Epicurean Hotel, Grand Central on Kennedy, Lykes Lines Corporate Headquarters, myMatrixx Headquarters, Metro 510, The Birchwood, IBM Regional Headquarters, United States Central Command Situation Room and “J” War Rooms, and Mise en Place Restaurant.
Registration opens Aug. 30 at www.ArchEx.net. Don’t miss it!