Every year the WIA hosts a celebratory event that is not to be missed - the Partini. At this event you are surrounded by people, food, drinks, music, laughter and excitement as architectural firm awards and “lotteries” to pay for NCARB licensing exams are handed out to eager female architectural interns.
Outside of mingling, eating and drinking there are various activities highlighting local talent which are guaranteed to help pass the time as you wait for the drink line to die down.
Located in spaces that highlight various neighborhoods in Salt Lake (Publik, Church & State, Pierpont Place, etc.) this year the event will be hosted in the historic Commercial Club building downtown at The Wave - Salt Lake’s brand new coworking space focused on serving women.
In lieu of firm of the year awards this year we will be handing out an architect of the year award to honor an architect who exemplifies the WIA’s mission and goals. Make sure to submit your nominations to us!
Be sure to keep your calendars open for this year’s Partini as it promises not to disappoint.
2018’s Partini hosted at Church & State featured food from Spice Kitchen, boozy cupcakes and a packed headshot booth. Over a dozen NCARB lotteries were handed out to excited recipients as well as awards for the firm of the year both large (GSBS Architects) and small (Lloyd Architects).
2015’s Partini at Publik Coffee boasted a live band, presentations on varying feminist movements as well as the beloved NCARB lottery where 6 winners were announced. The Bedouin Booth - a WIA sponsored design competition in association with the Spice Kitchen - was also present.