#ArchUncensored Speaker Spotlight: Leslie Quichua, Assoc. AIA

Leslie Quichua

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Quichua, Assoc. AIA, an architecture consultant with Bespoke Careers, will be joining us for our April 6 discussion on The Cost of Loyalty, the second installment of this year’s Architecture Uncensored series (Register here via AIA|DC).

Leslie Quichua, Assoc. AIA, currently leads the Architecture team at Bespoke Careers New York. Prior to joining the team in 2014, she held several professional design roles with experience in the corporate, commercial, education, hospitality, and residential housing sectors. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University in Philadelphia and also a Master’s degree in Communications from Columbia University in the City of New York. With an interest on the more ‘social’ side of architecture, Quichua decided to shift gears from architectural design to consulting Architects and Designers at all levels with Bespoke. Utilizing her creative design and business communications background, she’s prepared to help well-known and distinguished firms in Manhattan build the most outstanding design teams possible.

Ms. Quichua shares the pros and cons of changing firms:

Pros: A fresh start at a different company can give one the opportunity to take on a new role with altogether new responsibilities, rather than staying put and moving up the ladder at their current firm. This can allow for a greater pay incense.

Cons: Based on resumes, some firms find that when someone changes firms regularly or “jumps around” (a few months or one to two years), they are not deemed as reliable or committed to a company.

She will be joined by:

Moderated by: Diane Leeson, Assoc. AIA – Hickok Cole Architects

WHEN: April 6, 2016, 6.30–8.00pm
WHERE: RTKL, 2101 L Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20007
PRICE: Students & Assoc. AIA members: $10; AIA & DAC members: $15; Non-members: $35. Registration required via AIA|DC.
Credits: 1.0 LU

Check back for more details as the events grow closer, and we hope to see you there! You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #ArchUncensored

About Architecture Uncensored
Architecture Uncensored is an annual series organized by the Emerging Architects Committee that focuses on taboo topics and challenges young architects to look at important issues from multiple perspectives.

Sponsored by: RTKL and SmithGroupJJR
Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee



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