AIA Charleston / CAC.C Lecture Series

"Charleston: from house to courthouse to warehouse to house of parliament"
Patricia Rhee

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Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Patricia Rhee is a Partner at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, recently awarded the 2015 National AIA Firm Award, one of the industry’s highest honors. Patricia has served as Principal in Charge and Designer for several of the firm’s most challenging and award-winning projects including the John M Roll United States Courthouse and the United Arab Emirates’ Federal National Council Parliament Complex. Her project experience ranges from civic to institutional and commercial developments of all scales. 

 Patricia received her Master's degree in Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on design juries for AIA Chapters and Universities throughout the country, and is currently the Co-Chair of the AIA Los Angeles Women in Architecture committee. She has lectured internationally, at the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the World Architecture Festival in 2010, and was recently a featured speaker at AIA Los Angeles’ POWERFUL Women in Design symposium and AIA Women’s Leadership Summit.

"Recalling Purpose"
Julia F. Martin Architects

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Julia F. Martin, AIA, LEED AP has been practicing architecture since graduating from Virginia Tech with a Master of Architecture degree in 1998.  Previously she had engaged in such varying endeavors as an early year abroad (Rotary International Exchange Student to Recife, Brazil), public service (VISTA/Americorps volunteer in rural North Carolina), international higher education (Associate Professor of English at the Autonomous University of Barcelona), and an indepth study of European culture, history, and languages (B.A. Furman University, including foreign studies in Spain, Belgium, and the British Isles).  Now married to a Venetian, the richness of global encounters continues to inform her approach to design here in Charleston. She enjoys collaborating with the city's numerous departments, boards, and organizations during the design process, and she finds meaningful solutions to the complex design issues that inevitably arise in this historic urban environment that so merits our deep respect.