#EACMentors – Design Leadership in Our Time, May 31

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Join the Emerging Architects Committee for “Young. Bold. Real. – Design Leadership In Our Time,” a presentation by Vaki Mawema, senior associate at Gensler, about leadership through design.

Need to register for this session? That’s here, via AIA|DC.

Vaki Mawema impacts the design industry, community and his project work through his exceptional interpersonal and creative skills. As a Senior Associate of the global firm Gensler, Vaki has been recognized for his leadership and dedication to design. His professional and industry accomplishments, along with his community involvement, led to him being honored for the 2016 class of the Washington Business Journal’s 40 under 40. In 2011, Vaki was recognized by Boutique Design magazine as one of 18 American designers to watch. His work has also been published in various design outlets including Contract magazine and Boutique Design magazine. As an industry thought leader, he has been a featured speaker at events sponsored by Bisnow, Gen-Z, CoStar, and the Crystal City BID about subjects including design industry trends,
sustainability, and landlord services.

“Some wish design school taught us about business. I wish design school taught us about people. I believe our generation’s biggest leadership opportunity is to re-discover our industry’s true purpose: using design and design thinking to create conditions in which people can truly thrive.”—Vaki Mawema

The session will be held at Page and includes a guided tour of the firm. Participants who attend the full series will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 6.30 – 8.00 pm
WHERE: Page/, 1615 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
PRICE: $10 ($40 for full series of five sessions). Registration required via AIA|DC.


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