Derek C. Webb, AIA
Webb concentrates modern healthcare design with his work at mArchitects. His leadership with the AIA Houston Chapter and Rice Design Alliance, as well as his teaching efforts at the University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, and the Art Institute of Houston, has demonstrated a commitment to the profession and to emerging professionals in their professional development. His involvement in the Young Architects Forum (YAF) and AIA has been integral in creating a mentorship program as well as taking on the role of public relations for YAF. He is also known as a mentor to seasoned and emerging professionals eager to share his knowledge in his selfless commitment to the profession.
Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA
Whittaker is a founding principal of Merge Architects in Boston and has been widely recognized for her inventive designs, frequently executed for small spaces on small budgets. She is on the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate Design School, of which she is an alumna, and also teaches at several other design studios. She is actively involved in the AIA community and serves on the Boston Society of Architects Board of Directors. A strong believer in collaboration and discussion, she co-founded Young Architects Boston (YAB) in 2008 to create a forum for emerging practices to collaborate on an installation and exhibition for the 2008 AIA National Convention in Boston.
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