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"Business Case for Diversity" Panel Discussion w/ Women in Design and Diversity Roundtable

Evening Panel discussion on the “Business Case for Diversity”.

The AIA Seattle Women in Design and Diversity Round Table are pairing up to bring you an Evening Panel Discussion on the topic “Business Case for Diversity”.  Panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 19 at the new Center for Architecture and Design at 1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.

Joining us on our panel will be Francis Janes, JUST Program Manager at the International Living Future Institute, Alicia Daniels Uhlig, Principal at GGLO, Donald King with Mimar Studio and Grace Kim, Principal at Schemata Workshop.  Leon Holloway, with the regional NOMA chapter and Nicholson Kovalchick Architects will be moderating.

Join us from 5 – 5:30 PM for networking and refreshments.  Our program will begin at 5:30 and go until 7 PM.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 18 by 6:oo pm.

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Speaker Bios

Leon Holloway

Leon Holloway is a licensed architect in the State of Washington and has worked on a myriad of projects from new projects to tenant improvements. I have worked on varying institutional projects (k-12 schools) and healthcare, to government buildings, to international projects and multi-family projects. He is currently the President of the local chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects and works for NK Architects which is leading design of passive housing here in Seattle.

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate sustainability advocate. As Principal and Director of Sustainability, Alicia spearheads internal research initiatives and is GGLO’s driving force for bringing sustainable design solutions to projects. Prior to joining GGLO, Alicia’s sustainable design focus directed her to work in Italy, and practice architecture in the U.S. Virgin Islands and with Van der Ryn Architects in California. Alicia is a LEED Fellow (credentials in BD+C, Neighborhood Development, and Homes), Living Building Challenge Ambassador, served on Cascadia Green Building Council’s Seattle steering committee for ten years, and is a founding steering committee member of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict.

Donald King

In his decades of practice, Donald King has always kept community needs and the future of architecture front and center. Currently Principal Architect for Mimar Studio in Seattle, Donald was formerly President and CEO of DKA Architecture, a community-based practice that he founded in 1985. He has been a member of the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable since 1990 and is currently a Director at Large on the AIA National Board of Directors.

Grace Kim

Grace is an architect and co-founder of Schemata Workshop, a minority and woman owned architectural practice in Seattle. As President of Schemata Workshop, she has created a culture of mentorship, professional service, and social equity with a strong ethos for life/work balance.  She believes a company can be financially successful while compensating well, providing great employee benefits, and generously participating in the philanthropic community. Grace received her Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University with a minor in Business, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. Grace currently serves as the chair of the Seattle Planning Commission, as well as a board member for the WSU Architectural Advisory Board, the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle and King County, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the PTA at her daughter’s public elementary school.

Francis Janes

Francis Janes serves as the Social Justice Program Manager at the International Living Future Institute and has extensive management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service, Financial Services and Non-Profit sectors. Prior to his role at the Institute,  Francis served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices.  Francis is active in the community and has served on a number of Non-Profit boards including The Whidbey Institute, EarthSave International, iLEAP and Pigs Peace Sanctuary.



April 19, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Price


Women in Design / Diversity Roundtable


Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western AVE
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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