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Rosa Sheng

Rosa Sheng

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chairperson for Equity by Design an AIA San Francisco committee. As a licensed architect with 21 years experience in Architecture and design, Rosa has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is currently working on innovative and sustainable projects for the University of California, Davis.

 

Most notably, as the Founding Chair of the AIASF Committee: Equity by Design, Rosa lead “The Missing 32% Project,” a 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey and research study, which launched a national conversation for achieving equitable practice in Architecture. Since the group launched its key findings, Rosa has been presenting in Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle with other cities planned for 2016. The Equity in Architecture movement has inspired many and created new connections around the world. The group’s outreach for equity in architecture has received national press in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Wall Street Journal, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

Rosa currently serves as Treasurer on AIA San Francisco’s Board of Directors, a member of the AIA National Equity in Architecture Commission, AIA National Diversity Council, SCUP, USGBC, and NCARB Supervisor.

 

About the Equity by Design

Fueled by the persistent and striking gender inequity within architectural practice, where women compose only 12–18 percent of AIA members, licensed architects, and senior firm leadership, Equity by Design, a committee of AIASF, was developed as a call to action for both women and men to help realize the goal of equitable practice to retain talent, advance the profession and communicate the value of design to society. The 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey with nearly 2300 respondents has sparked much needed dialogue that has resulted in a sold-out 250 person symposium, wide spread media coverage and requests for EQxD presentations nationally and beyond.

Employment 

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, Senior Associate

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chairperson for Equity by Design an AIA San Francisco committee. As a licensed architect with 21 years experience in Architecture and design, Rosa has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is currently working on innovative and sustainable projects for the University of California, Davis.

Most notably, as the Founding Chair of the AIASF Committee: Equity by Design, Rosa lead “The Missing 32% Project,” a 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey and research study, which launched a national conversation for achieving equitable practice in Architecture. Since the group launched its key findings, Rosa has been presenting in Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle with other cities planned for 2016. The Equity in Architecture movement has inspired many and created new connections around the world. The group’s outreach for equity in architecture has received national press in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Wall Street Journal, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

Rosa currently serves as Treasurer on AIA San Francisco’s Board of Directors, a member of the AIA National Equity in Architecture Commission, AIA National Diversity Council, SCUP, USGBC, and NCARB Supervisor.

About the Equity by Design
Fueled by the persistent and striking gender inequity within architectural practice, where women compose only 12–18 percent of AIA members, licensed architects, and senior firm leadership, Equity by Design, a committee of AIASF, was developed as a call to action for both women and men to help realize the goal of equitable practice to retain talent, advance the profession and communicate the value of design to society. The 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey with nearly 2300 respondents has sparked much needed dialogue that has resulted in a sold-out 250 person symposium, wide spread media coverage and requests for EQxD presentations nationally and beyond.

Jan 1997 - current
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1989 - May 1994
 

Areas of Specialization