Issues in equity
As an all-female team, PRISM proudly sponsored an AIA Houston/Women in Architecture 2020 Equity Series session earlier this month. The session, Hidden Costs: An Examination of the Price We Pay for Workplace Inequity, dove into topics like what losses were incurred where inequity exists and effective strategies to improve workplace inequity. Several PRISM clients participated in the panel, including moderator Nicola Springer, VP at Kirksey Architecture, and panelists James Harrison, Principal of Harrison Kornberg Architects, and PJ Glasco, Principal at CannonDesign. Other panelists included Pascale Sablan, Founder & Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment and Yiselle Santos Rivera, Director of EDI at HKS. Though the architecture industry has much work to do to achieve workplace equality, several firms are stepping up to lead the way. We very much appreciated the personal journeys the panelists shared and the intentional efforts female architects are taking and the support their male counterparts are providing.