Join us Tuesday, August 3rd, on Instagram Live for a one-on-one conversation about working for a culture institution with Florence Tang, Assoc. AIA on Instagram at @AIADallas to be notified when we go live!

About Pivoting: Chats About Architecture Careers

When considering an education or career in architecture, you traditionally think of the resulting career path as a linear one – working in a design firm and advancing with gained experience. There are, however, myriad opportunities for professionals with a degree in architecture who possess abilities to see the big picture, create options for complex opportunities within and beyond the built environment, and utilize creative problem-solving and design thinking skills that can translate well into other professions. On the first and third Tuesday of each month at noon, please join Zaida Basora, FAIA, AIA Dallas Executive Director, for this “one-on-one” series of conversations with those who have made the leap to a successful alternative career path with their architecture background.

In partnership with the Architecture and Design Exchange

This Week's Guest: Florence Tang, Assoc. AIA

Florence Tang, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED Green Associate, is a Project Manager in Design and Engineering at the Houston Zoo who is trained in architecture and journalism/mass media studies. She has orchestrated and is a core part of exhibit, architecture, design-build construction and renovation projects that have garnered local and international press. She plans, manages and designs small, medium and large Capital Expenditure and Centennial projects in-house for the Department of Design and Engineering of the Houston Zoo, a beloved cultural institution and leader among wildlife conservation. She believes in building diverse project teams to execute and deliver sustainable projects by design. Additionally, she is a journalist having edited and written numerous articles that have been published in The (Brazosport) Facts, Houston Chronicle, Modern Luxury Texas Interiors, Texas Architect, The Architect's Newspaper and Cite of the Rice Design Alliance. Florence graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a B.A. in Communication and from Rice University with a Master of Architecture degree. She has also studied at the GSD at Harvard and at the Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne IULM in Milan, Italy. She is an inaugural recipient of the ADEX Women in Architecture Professional Development Scholarship, is a founding member of WiA Houston and JE:DI Collective of AIAH, is a Board Member for the Rice Design Alliance, Treasurer-elect for AZFA, and recently completed a term on the TxA Design Awards Committee.



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