Due to an overwhelming response and the need to continue the candid conversation addressing the diversity problem facing architecture and design, Novità will be hosting Part II of the Diversity in Design: The Time for Change Is NOW panel, led by Joseph Cephas (SVP, Novita). Black design industry leaders will return on the panel to discuss critical topics and further to examine the role of design in social justice issues and the importance of black representation in firms.
Part II will be a Town Hall style format that will rely heavily on audience participation. The panel will answer questions to build an understanding of the problems facing African Americans both in society and in the design industry.
Dr. Angelita Scott, Ph.D. Allied ASID, IDEC (Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University)
Maya Bird-Murphy, Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate, SEED (Founder & Executive Director, Chicago Mobile Makers)
Ronnie Belizaire, IIDA (Corporate Real Estate Manager, Daimler)
Joseph Cephas, Senior Vice President, Novità