Emerging Gulf States Symposium Recap

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Now in its second year, The Emerging Gulf States 2014 Symposium was held November 14-15 at Tulane University in New Orleans and drew 92 architecture students, Associate AIA members and young architects from around the region. A diverse group of speakers discussed how emerging professionals are reaching beyond the traditional modes of practicing architecture to successfully collaborate with allied professionals and their communities and make meaningful change through design. Speakers included Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop, Allison Hoadley Anderson, FAIA of unabridged Architecture, Sarah Gamble of GO Collaborative, Seth Welty of Colectivo,  Maria Sykes of Epicenter, and past AIA National President Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA. Emerging Gulf States 2014 was funded through an Emerging Professionals Component Grant from the AIA National College of Fellows and support from the AIA Gulf States Region, AIA Alabama Council, AIA Arkansas, AIA Louisiana, AIA Mississippi, and AIA Tennessee in partnership with the Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane City Center, Women in Architecture New Orleans, and YAF New Orleans.