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150 Years of MIT Architecture: Washington DC

  • Gensler 2020 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006 (map)

150 years ago, MIT inaugurated the first professional program in architecture in the US and since then its alumni have been at the forefront of the profession, including the first woman and the first African American to graduate with a professional degree in architecture. Sophia Hayden and Robert Robinson Taylor were pioneers of the profession and the spirit of excellence continues as MIT ranks highest in the world for architecture. Join us in honoring MIT architecture with another stellar and pioneering alumna, Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO Gensler. 

Generously Hosted by
Diane Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB
Visiting Committee, Department of Architecture, MIT 

Diane Hoskins Biography:
Diane is Chair of the Gensler Board of Directors and one of two Gensler Co-CEOs, whose collaborative leadership model sets itself apart in the marketplace as a leading global design firm. For her innovative leadership, she and Co-CEO Andy Cohen rank on Business Insider’s elite “Creators” list, a who’s who of the world’s 100 top creative visionaries. A hands-on leader, Diane oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, some 5,000+ people networked across 44 offices, serving clients in 120+ countries. Diane is focused on Gensler’s global talent strategies, performance and organizational development to ensure that we serve our clients with the world’s top talent. She is Vice Chair of Gensler’s Board of Directors and the catalyst for Gensler’s Research program, for which Diane is committed to delivering value to clients through strategies and innovations like Gensler’s Workplace Performance Index® (WPI). A Registered Architect, she graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Diane received an Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women and is both a Regent of the American Architectural Foundation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Her insights have appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post and The Economist; and she was a featured speaker at Bloomberg Businessweek’s CEO Conference. In her role as Co-CEO, Diane is one of the key contributors to what is acknowledged, by its peers, to be the most admired and largest architecture firm in the world, pioneering project types and design innovation strategies for the next century

October 4, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
2020 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

MITArchA / MIT Club of Washington DC Members: FREE
Non-Members + Guests / $15.00

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