Dina A. Griffin, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, president of Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), will join the lineup at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.

This year’s program explores the theme of (re)building community. Through this lens, we’ll hear about her work — both her widely celebrated built work as well as her sustained work to build and nurture the pipeline into the profession.

Encouraging and supporting minorities in the profession has been a fundamental mission throughout Dina’s career. In a fireside chat with Interim EVP Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, hear how she’s working to build a more diverse, inclusive profession.

Her firm, IDEA, has partnered with internationally-renowned firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. In 2016, the firm was awarded The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center project at Dina’s alma mater, the University of Illinois.

That same year, the firm was selected to join the team of Tod Williams|Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) to design the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

Hear about both of these projects and more during our general session at Architecture Exchange East. Join your colleagues Nov. 2-4, 2022 in Richmond (or online) as we begin to reconnect and (re)build our architecture community while we explore, workshop, and discuss ways to collaborate with stakeholders to (re)build the communities where we live, work, and play.