Join us for nEXt-UP: SoA Alumni Panel and Networking Reception Mon 05 Nov


Networking reception immediately follows in CFA Great Hall
M 05 Nov | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre
Co-sponsored by the CMU Career and Professional Development Center

Join the School of Architecture on Monday 05 November at 5:00pm for nEXt-UP, a conversation on architectural careers with SoA alumni. 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 alumni panelists on their work, followed by a moderated panel discussion. The panel explores the experience and perspectives of our panelists, how they leveraged their education to get to where they are today, and how their professional career, work, and research were informed by their education in the School of Architecture. The panelists will share their experiences in practice, education, and other related ventures.

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

5:00-5:30pm: Panelist Introductions
5:30-6:00pm: Moderated Questions & Discussion
6:00-7:30pm: Networking Reception in CFA Great Hall

Christine Mondor, AIA, LEED AP | B.Arch ’93 | EvolveEA

Erica Cochran, PhD, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED AP
MSSD ‘09, PhD-BPD ‘14 | CMU SoA Assistant Professor

Avneet Gujral, Assoc. AIA, FIIA, LEED AP BD+C & ND, WELL AP
MSSD ’07 | Sustainable Design Consulting LLC

Zekun (Suzy) Li, LEED AP
MUD ’13, M.S. Architecture ’14 | PhD-BPD Candidate, CMU SoA

Lauren Schmidt, AIA, LEED AP
B.Arch ‘04 | KPF

Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
B.Arch ‘01 | Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.

Visit the nEXt-UP event page for more information, including speaker bios and gallery of project work.