Millenials and the Future of Generational Equity in Architecture

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A survey published in the January 2018 issue of Architect magazine showed
35% of the current architect population is at or approaching the traditional
retirement ages. However, the number of professional degrees awarded in 2016
was down 3% from the previous five years, pointing to an impending demand for
those in the Millennial generation to fill positions within the profession. This
selection of presentations and panel discussion, hosted by the Emerging
Architects Committee, will showcase a range of work and perspectives by local
emerging architects in the Millennial generation. The panel discussion will
highlight the Millennial perspective on creating an equitable leadership spectrum
within the profession, framed by the moderator’s perspective as a non-Millennial,
mid-career, architect. The discussion of generational transition will cover a
diverse set of topics that relate to the theme of creating an equitable workplace
for the generations leaving the profession as well as the Millennial generation
that will soon be taking on larger leadership roles within firms and in the
Washington, DC
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. Attendees will be able to use techniques learned in the seminar to better work
with multi-generational teams in their firms.
2. Attendees will be able to identify opportunities for improving communication with
3. Attendees will be able to describe the motivating factors for Millennials entering
the workforce.
4. Attendees will be able to assess the equitable distribution of generational
makeup within their firms
Panel Moderator - Rob Holzbach, AIAPanelist - Leah Ijjas, AIA, LEED AP BD+CPanelist - Sarah Wahlgren, Assoc. AIAPanelist - Adam Crain, AIAPanelist - Adam Greene, AIA
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Potomac Chapter ASLA

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