Dina Griffin to Speak at  ArchEx

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.

Architecture Exchange East 2022: (re)Building Community

Resilience is the sustained ability of communities to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity. As we continue to emerge from a global pandemic and societal strife, we ask ourselves: how can we (re) build our communities?

Beyond new ways of working, what are the new paradigms for ourselves, our practices, our processes, our communities, and our clients? How are the design processes and resultant outcomes encompassing social justice and resiliency?

Join your colleagues Nov. 2-4, 2022 in Richmond (or online) at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) as we begin our return to normalcy, collaborate, and explore how the profession can expand the dialogue and contribute to a growing common understanding. Through the lens of (re)Building Community, we’ll explore how to:

  • Make the profession an ever-increasing service
  • Develop design responses and ideas to support our communities
  • Contribute to healthier communities and the overall well-being of their inhabitants

Registration is expected to launch in early September.