Pagers at AIA Austin's Summer Conference

Conferences offer good opportunities to think about big ideas and take care of those continuing education requirements.

Last week, AIA Austin’s Summer Conference was a huge success with many Pagers pitching-in to help organize, run and present at the event. As Co-Chairs of the Summer Conference Committee, Pagers Brandon Townsend and Megan McCoy were responsible for cultivating compelling content for the seminars and promoting the event to encourage attendance. “We were pleased with the turnout,” notes Megan. “Austin architects have numerous opportunities to knock out their continuing education credits this year, especially with the Texas Society of Architects convention happening here in the fall.”

Seminar presentations by Pagers including a wide range of topics from a panel on gender-neutral restrooms organized by Shelby Blessing to a discussion of integrating local makers/artisans into non-residential projects by Wendy Dunnam Tita. Ryan Losch presented the Texas Facilities Commission Capitol Complex Master Plan as part of a larger dialogue about significant urban planning efforts and Chip Jackson discussed project team integration at a mixed-use development.

Pagers who volunteered and ensured that the conference ran smoothly included Amanda Scott Martinez, Tamara Toon, Jennifer Woods and America Alva.