Alzira Maldonado Protsishin

David Cordaro

Alzira Maldonado Protsishin, AIA, NCARB is a Senior Design Architect at EXP where, for the past 10 years, she has focused her career on work in the public realm with the goal of making design excellence accessible to all and she has been a key contributor on some of the firm’s highest profile / award-winning projects. In 2021, Alzira was …

Albert Mena

David Cordaro

Albert Mena, Affil. AIA Chicago, SE, PE is a Principal + Central Sector Manager at TYLin | Silman Structural Solutions, a structural engineering firm that prides itself on a creative and collaborative approach towards building design. Albert strives for collaboration among all team members and stakeholders through his management of new construction and existing building projects for a diverse group …

Noor Ain

David Cordaro

Noor Ain is an Assistant Project Manager and Cost Manager at Gardiner and Theobald. She recently graduated from the City College of New York, where she pushed forward new initiatives supporting architecture students of all backgrounds and advocacy within the profession. She has served the profession in various capacities, including serving on D&I committees, chairing a national sustainability and resiliency …

Jessie LaFree

David Cordaro

Jessie LaFree, AIA, NCARB is a Senior Manager at SPACE Architects + Planners in Logan Square. She works on residential, multi-family and commercial development and has a background working on single-family residential projects around the United States. Jessie is also a lecturer and advisor in the architecture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has co-chaired …

Sara Beardsley

David Cordaro

Sara K. Beardsley, FAIA, is Associate Principal at SCB where she focuses on technical & sustainable design of tall buildings. During her 20+ year career, Sara has led large-scale award winning local and international projects. She has lectured and published widely on carbon emissions, women’s leadership and technical design, and was honored with the AIA Chicago Young Architect Award, AIA …

Emily Yeow, Student AIA Chicago, AIAS

David Cordaro

Emily is in her fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her enthusiasm lies in creating sustainable designs for both educational and interior spaces. She also seeks to connect her expertise with real estate and holds the position of Professional Development Chair at IIT AIAS.