The Equity in Architecture Series Continues with the Equity in Negotiations Seminar

October 2, 2019

Equity in Negotiations Seminar Draws Largest Crowd Yet

On Tuesday, September 24th, AIA New Jersey members gathered at the Pella Windows and Doors Showroom in Springfield, NJ to learn about equitable practice when it comes to negotiating. This nine part seminar series is a free member benefit provided by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of AIA NJ. This segment was sponsored by Pella. 


The presenters included Andrew Thompson, AIA, President Elect of AIA Newark and Suburban and County Architect in Passaic; Ben Lee, AIA, Past President of AIA New Jersey and Architects League of Northern NJ, Principal/ CFO at NK Architects and Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, Past President of AIA New Jersey and Architects League of Northern NJ, Equity Chair for AIA New Jersey. 


The primary data for the presentation was drawn from the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, plus practical application anecdotes provided by the presenters from their own experiences. The audience was very diverse and engaged, asking questions and bring up points from every possible perspective. 


The first six Guides for Equitable Practice are available for download HERE


Thanks to Pella Windows and Doors, thanks to our presenters and thanks to our members who attended this event. 

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