The University of Hartford Department of Architecture presents a lecture by Chicago architect Dina Griffin, AIA, a black woman (in fact one of only 262 black women architects in the US) who is the head of Interactive Design, Inc.
(IDEA) in Chicago, which has worked with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground-breaking design and construction of a world icon—the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The backgrounds of the IDEA staff are as diverse as the projects they undertake. The firm only hires licensed architects. Currently they have 10 professionals with experience ranging from ten years to 30. Half of the staff are women—a testament to Griffin’s commitment to bring more diversity into the field.
The lecture will take place on Monday, March 21, at 4:44 PM in Wilde Auditorium in the Harry Jack Gray Center on campus and is free and open to the public. Visitors should park in lots D or K. The lecture series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.