A Discussion on Architectural Careers in the Creative Arts
M 02 October 2017 | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Co-sponsored by the CMU Career and Professional Development Center
Networking reception immediately follows in CFA Alumni Concert Hall

MY ARCHITECTURE, a conversation on architectural careers in the creative arts. The event features a panel discussion on the diversity of career trajectories possible following the powerful experience and foundation of an architectural education.

The event will begin with presentations from each of our panelists on their work, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Tolbert. The panel explores the experience and perspectives of our panelists and how they leveraged their education to get to where they are today, how their professional career, work, and research may have expanded beyond traditional architectural career paths, and their experiences in practice, education, entrepreneurship, the arts, and other related ventures.

Following the panel discussion is a reception providing the opportunity for attendees to network with our moderator, panelists, invited guests, and current students.

5:00pm | Welcome & Panelist Presentations, Kresge Theatre

5:45pm | Panelists Discussion, Kresge Theatre

Jonathan Tolbert is an SoA alumnus currently working at the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals.

Bea Spolidoro is a practicing architect with the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative and is involved with AIA Pittsburgh's Young Architects Forum. Visit Bea's website for more information.

Nina Barbuto is an alumna of the SoA and currently teaches in the SoA and IDEATE. She is the founder of Assemble, an arts and technology space teaching STEAM to young people in Pittsburgh. 

Andrew Viny is an alumnus of the SoA and HCI, and is currently working as lead designer at Google.

Jake Marsico is an SoA alumnus, artist, and adjunct professor with the IDEATE program. He holds a Masters Degree from CMU in Tangible Interaction Design and his firm is Ultra Low Res Studio.  

6:30pm | Networking Reception, Alumni Concert Hall