Black Stories in Architecture

Join prominent African American female architect, Joclyn Oats, shares her experiences within the architectural profession and her journey from student to practitioner to educator.

Description: 

The inequities within the architectural profession have taken center stage in the recent months. This has given us a new sense of urgency to critique and examine the failings of the profession to embrace and support diversity. This session features prominent African American female architect Joclyn Oats, who shares her experiences within the architectural profession and her journey from student to practitioner to educator. In an interview setting, Joclyn will help us explore issues of race and inequities within her own struggles as a professional as well as strategies she used to move forward to achieve her goals. As an educator, creative thinker, and problem solver, Joclyn helps us examine paths moving forward to mentor young architects of color and give them access to architectural paths previously closed to them. Hosted by Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how issues of race and gender contribute to inequities within the architectural profession.
  • Identify strategies of promoting pathways of inclusivity within the profession.
  • Learn how to actively engage diverse communities in their architectural practices.
  • Examine paths moving forward to mentor young architects of color and give them access to architectural paths previously closed to them.

This session was recorded live on November 18, 2020.

This course is part of a series

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 $40  non-member
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Instructors

  • Joclyn Oates

    Joclyn Oats

    Professor, Columbia College Chicago
    Joclyn is a tenured faculty member in the Design Department at Columbia College Chicago, where she...