NAWIC chapter hosting SAY IT LOUD South Dakota event for kids
Sunday, September 24th, 2-4pm at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center
The Greater Sioux Falls chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), in partnership with the upcoming SAY IT Loud South Dakota exhibit, is hosting a special STEM/STEAM outreach event for kids from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, the day of the exhibit’s opening.
NAWIC will provide hands-on learning activities for young people in grades K through 8 that address the career fields of architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, project management and general construction.
The SAY IT LOUD South Dakota exhibition, which debuts Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, spotlights the contributions of women and diverse designers to South Dakota’s built environment. The exhibition features projects by 25 women and diverse design professionals and offers interviews about their experiences in the architecture and design professions.
SAY IT LOUD — created by Beyond the Built Environment and curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA — is the activation of a national movement of sharing, protecting and celebrating the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been hosted across a spectrum of communities from Nebraska and Montana to New York, Chicago and London.
SAY IT LOUD South Dakota is made possible by generous support from McGough Construction, Lloyd Companies, Gage Brothers, Koch Hazard Architects, Interstate Office Products, Journey Group, Syverson Tile & Stone, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, the Sioux Falls Women’s Alliance, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, and the South Dakota chapter of NAWIC.
SAY IT LOUD South Dakota will remain on view at the Pavilion through the end of October.
Allison Dvorak, AIA, CPHC, is a member of the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors, liaison to the Emerging Professionals and Communication committees, and an architect in Sioux Falls. She received her M.Arch from North Dakota State University and continues to develop her Master’s thesis of researching and implementing design theories focused on human centered design through speaking engagements, design practice, and one-on-one client education. Allison lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, son and daughter.