Advocacy Committee Guest Post: Road to Nowhere

By: Julie Caruso In 1993, California freeway officials built what they said would be the last of the great Southern California freeways: the 105. In the end, the 105’s construction violated environmental laws, displaced 25,000 people, and left  Continue Reading

Community Engagement: Girl Scout Product Design Event

While many of AWA+D members were attending the Women’s March on Saturday, January 20th, about a dozen of us chose to show our support by participating in fun and educational Girl Scouts event, hosted by TOTO USA in its West Hollywood  Continue Reading

Equity in Design

Recent and more frequent reports about the low percentage of women active in leadership roles in the architectural profession has inspired research, initiatives, and firm-led efforts both globally and nationwide. These efforts have generated further  Continue Reading

Downtown Women’s Center Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for another way to give back this holiday season? Consider the Downtown Women's Center!   Designers are wired to PROBLEM SOLVE, and one of our city’s most visible and pressing problems is homelessness.  LA’s homelessness  Continue Reading

Spotlight on Advocacy and Community Engagement

The AWA+D Board is thrilled to announce the creation of a new advocacy committee, chaired jointly this year by Taryn Bone and Marisa Kurtzman. Taryn is an alumna of the University of Missouri and SCI-Arc, and previously worked at various hospitality  Continue Reading