Zena Howard Announced as ArchEx Keynote

AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that groundbreaking architect Zena Howard, FAIA, will be a keynote speaker at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) on Wed., Nov. 3.

Zena Howard is a Principal and Managing Director of the North Carolina practice of global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will. An award-winning architect, strategist, mentor, and team builder, her career has been defined by visionary, complex, and culturally-significant projects, such as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., that navigate social issues of equity and justice, restoring lost cultural connections by honoring history and memory. Her current work includes Destination Crenshaw, a community-inspired project in South Los Angeles that will be the nation’s largest art and cultural celebration of African American contribution to world culture.

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Marlon Blackwell Announced as ArchEx Keynote

AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that Marlon Blackwell FAIA, will be a keynote speaker at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx). Blackwell is the 2020 AIA Gold Medal winner — the AIA’s highest annual honor given to an individual. His talk will be presented live at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Audience members will have the option to join the program in person or online.

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