What: The AIANY Women in Architecture Committee is hosting an in-depth conversation with Pat Bosch, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and Design Director at the Miami Studio of Perkins and Will. The AIANY WIA Committee, the organizers of the talk, is the definitive leadership resource for women in the architecture profession. The talk will cover women within the architecture profession as well as a wide range of topics vital to architecture such as housing, the environment, preservation, and urban design. The conversation will dive into the inner workings and the fundamental principles that make Perkins and Will a globally recognizable and successful architecture firm. As the founding partner of the Miami studio of Perkins and Will since 1996 and its Design Director, Bosch will discuss how she got to this point in her successful career through the utilization of creativity, humanity, community as well as environmental and multicultural perspectives in her practice to help and inspire aspiring architects.
Who: Bosch, who was born in Cuba to architect parents and is fluent in four languages, is a true global citizen. Her multicultural upbringing included time spent in Spain, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and New York. From an early age, she developed a keen awareness of social and cultural nuances; this awareness would later inform her design thinking and influence every project in her portfolio. Bosch’s humanistic designs often serve as agents of social change, creating opportunities for the underrepresented.
She believes her designs should always leave things better than the way she found them. Her work on the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana helped to create a next-generation model of healthcare – one that elevated the patient and caregiver experience, specifically for women and children. Additionally, Bosch was a Design Principal on the Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University project in Saudi Arabia. At 30 million square feet, it is the largest university for women constructed at one time.
Bosch has called Miami home since 1994 when she helped launch the Miami studio. She is a frequent guest speaker at local schools, inspiring students—particularly girls and young women—to pursue design as a career. She loves to discover cultures through cooking, folk art, and materials.
When: Friday, October 4th from 8 am to 9 am
Where: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012