With a “To see our faces, hear our voices, feel our impact within the colorful tapestry of our heritage” concept, the exhibit features projects by diverse design professionals, as well as quotes and interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions across the nation.
Featherston is an advocate for community engagement through her participation with the ACE Mentor Program of Austin, AIA Austin’s Latinos in Architecture, National AIA Equity + Future of Architecture Committee, & Advisory Board Member for the Hip Hop Architecture Camp. By engaging in these organizations, she is strengthening the importance of education & mentorship, where creating opportunities to become an agent of change within your community is key to an equitable practice of Architecture.
Featherston was the Project Architect/Assist of our Wedding Venue project. The design team also included Kevin Olsen (Project Architect/PM), Michael Deere, Jayson Kabala, Ian Ellis, and Matt Fajkus. The Wedding Venue is a carefully sited event space nestled into the Hill Country. Sited to take advantage of the existing natural landscape, the building negotiates the predicament of having an indoor & outdoor wedding ceremony space. Public and private realms are shifted in plan, with the primary hall inviting one to enter. The building is tucked between existing trees on the lot, allowing for the change in grade to protect one side while the other openly invites one into the landscape.
The exhibit begins in Austin this Sunday, March 10th, until Wednesday, March 13th. You can vote for Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston on the People Choice Survey.