The Cunningham Lecture in Architecture: Jha D Williams
Jha D Williams, MArch '13, is a Senior Associate of MASS Design Group and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Born and raised in Boston, MA, she received her B.S. in Architecture from Northeastern University and taught for two years at the Boston Architectural College before pursuing her MArch at the Weitzman School. After graduation, she returned to Boston to continue curating and co-hosting her monthly open mic, 'if you can Feel it, you can Speak it' Open Mic Movement, and began working at Sasaki Associates, Inc.
As a spoken word artist and event organizer, Jha D exclaims that there is pure art is speaking your own truth, and is dedicated to creating spaces for artists, particularly those that are of the LGTBQIA communities of color. As a designer, she urges that design and the built environment are vehicles for equity, justice and social change. In February of 2018, she joined MASS as a Senior Associate.
In memory of Barney Cunningham, this lecture will honor his high standards and commitment to building construction, technology, professional practice and ethics. It is free and open to the public.
Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Lower Gallery