Massachusetts Conference for Women

Arrowstreet is excited to be attending the 12th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 8, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The conference provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual one-day event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and…

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2016 Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of Hyde Square Task Force and those who are courageous and making a difference in our city and in the lives of others at the annual Making Change Happen Breakfast on Tuesday, December 6th. This year, honorees include Anita Walker, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and Anny Sanchez Account Executive at…

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AIA – NOMA: Celebrating African American Museum in DC

Last month I attended the grand opening of the Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture on the Mall in DC. It was particularly special for me given my cultural connection to what the museum exhibits as well as the tremendous collaborative efforts put forth by three well regarded black architects; David Adjaye, Phil Freelon and Max Bond….

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Arrowstreet at AIA Convention 2016

Join Emily Grandstaff-Rice at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. Along with Carole Wedge, Amy Kalar, and Kate Schwennsen, Emily will be presenting the panel on Establishing the Business Case for Women in Architecture on Thursday, May 19th at 2pm. The presenters will be discussing the role that women play to ensure that architecture is a diverse, prosperous profession. The…

Equity in Architecture

I had no idea architecture had such a diversity problem when I first realized I wanted to be an architect. At the time in 1994, 10% of AIA members were women, and only 7% of AIA members were people of color. While percentages today have improved, it is an issue that deserves our attention for two reasons—a diverse society needs…

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