#ArchUncensored Speaker Spotlight: John Mansour

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is pleased to announce that John Mansour, AIA, a project manager, HITT Contracting, will be joining us for our April 20 discussion on The Myth of Work/Life Balance, the third installment of this year’s Architecture Uncensored series (Register here via AIA|DC).

MansourJJohn Mansour is a design professional and a project manager at HITT Contracting. He has also worked the D.C. office of HOK and at Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM). John specializes  in commercial, hospitality, and repositioning work. He is a very active member in the D.C. community where he volunteers time with the AIA|DC Chapter, the Washington Architectural Foundation, DCBIA’s Community Service Committee, The Georgetown BID’s 2028 Plan, and Epiphany Catholic Church. John has also founded two innovative non-profit organizations. Georgetown Professionals, which he started in 2013, is an organization that provides opportunities for professionals of all ages and industries to engage others in the community. Georgetown Professionals currently reaches more than 2,000 professionals in the DMV area. The second, DistrictGolf Foundation is an organization, founded in 2015, that raises funds through relationship building and the game of golf. The foundation supports its youth mentoring and scholarship program and has donated over $50,000 to charities including Melanoma Research Foundation, Luke’s Wings, New Futures, First Tee of Greater Washington D.C., and The Little Things for Cancer.

He shared with the Emerging Architects Committee a few thoughts on finding balance:

A stable work/life balance is key to professional success and personal health.  I have found many simple strategies one can take to help negotiate and manage the stresses of both. To start, scheduling time, prioritizing activities, and maintaining great mental hygiene; controlling the aspects of life that are ‘controllable’ is most important. The rest falls into place.


Mr. Mansour will be joined by:

Moderated by: Rachel Sposa, AIA – MTFA Architecture

WHEN: April 20, 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.

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

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.


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