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HDG’s Jennifer Beck Receives 2019 Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant

June 18, 2019

We are proud to announce that HDG Project Architect, Jennifer Beck, AIA, was recently chosen by the Architects Foundation as one of eleven recipients of the 2019 Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant. The grant was established in 2017 in honor posthumously of Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, a Principal at Payette who founded the inaugural AIA Women’s Leadership Summit in 2009. The Architects Foundation recognizes and supports women in architecture who are growing into leadership roles  through these grant awards. Each grant recipient is given the opportunity to travel to and attend the 2019 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), the largest leadership event in the U.S. for women in architecture. WLS will be held this year in Minneapolis from September 12-14.


The selection process was very challenging with so many motivated and qualified candidates seeking to advance their careers and build connections with other women in the industry,” said Payette Associate Principal, Susan Blomquist, AIA, who served on the jury. “We took a particular interest in women returning to the profession after a hiatus. Given how quickly the practice of architecture changes, we saw a need for these women to accelerate their networks and knowledge base. We can’t wait to see what this talented group of professionals do next.”


About Jennifer:

Jennifer Beck, AIA is a Project Architect with Hayes Design Group Architects in Pittsburgh. As a team leader in charge of overseeing the timely and profitable completion of a project, she coordinates both internal and external efforts to carry both an owner’s intent and the design team’s creative vision through to a prompt and successful occupancy. Recent work includes commercial, higher education, and transportation efforts, but her expertise also includes religious and multi-family housing projects. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Sustainable Economic Development from Carnegie Mellon University, and resides in Emsworth with her husband Matthew and five children.

Congratulations to all eleven of the 2019 Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant recipients!

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