WiSE Events


Book Club February 2020

Mark your calendars for our next Book Club discussion on Tuesday, February 18th at Harper's Garden at 5pm. We are reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Please RSVP here by February 14th.

Now at the Athenaeum

Now on view at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia -- a fantastic exhibition titled "The Legacy of Structural Engineering at Keast & Hood" that examines the role of the founders of Keast & Hood in the iconic structures and modernist designs emanating from Philadelphia in the second half of the 20th Century. Much of what is on view has never been displayed publicly before. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday - Friday, until March 31st, 2020.

Join WiSE in attending an upcoming gallery talk on this exhibit on March 5th.  Additional details will be forthcoming. This event is free, but does require registration with the Athenaeum.  You can register here.


DVASE Breakfast Seminar - AESS: Categorized by Design:

On December 11, 2019 WiSE member Katherine Quigg, PE, Structural Steel Specialist for the Philadelphia AISC presented at a DVASE Breakfast Seminar on architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS), including specifying AESS correctly and understanding what AESS category is most appropriate for your project.

Block Kids Building Competition

Block Kids Building Competition:
Block Kids Building Competition:

WiSE members supported NAWIC at their Block Kids Building Competition on November 2, 2019. Our volunteers had a great time assisting what very well may be the future architects, engineers and builders of our industry.

Book Club, October 2019

Book Club, October 2019

October's Book Club meeting featured a lively discussion on Michelle Obama's book Becoming.

WiSE 2019-2020 season kick off

WiSE 2019-2020 season kick off

WiSE members kicked off the 2019-2020 season with a social event at Devil's Alley on September 26, 2019.

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Book Club met on Thursday, June 13 at Harper's Garden on 18th Street to discuss Circe by Madeline Miller. Stay tuned for the next book announcement and discussion date this fall.

WiSE and YMG community outreach

<u>Circe</u> by Madeline Miller

WiSE and YMG joined up for their first community outreach event on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Volunteers assisted United By Blue in their Schuylkill River clean-up efforts at Bartram's Garden. Together, we removed 9,521 pounds of trash and recycling from the banks of the river and along 54th Street.

WiSE Leadership at the annual DVASE Awards Dinner

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WiSE Leadership at the annual DVASE Awards Dinner at the Downtown Club Philadelphia. From left to right: Denise Richards, Mentoring Coordinator; Anna Bono, Book Club Coordinator; Angela Heinze, Community Outreach Chair, Allie Lukachik, Records Keeper; Melanie Rodbart, Chair.

WiSE speed mentoring event

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WiSE and Women in Architecture (WIA) joined up for a speed mentoring event on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, located at the Center for Architecture and Design at 1218 Arch St Philadelphia. We combed the city and found an impressive diverse group of magnificent women mentors including several architects, planners, and engineers. The night was full of interesting conversation and making life long connections.

Crescent Iron Works Facility Tour

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Structural engineers from both WiSE & YMG committees toured the Crescent Iron Works Facility on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, located at 4901 Grays Avenue in Philadelphia.

Engineers Week

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WiSE celebrated the end of Engineers Week by viewing the movie, "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" at the Franklin Institute on Saturday, February 23, 2019. After the movie, we headed to City Tap Logan Square for lunch.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

WiSE had their first book club discussion of Dark Places by Gillian Flynn on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30PM at Misconduct Tavern. Participants voted on the selection of the next book. Circe by Madeline Miller.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Tour

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WiSE had their first building construction tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in November 2018. The PMA's transformative Core Project is the second phase of the Facilities Master Plan, creating new public space within the existing footprint and add 23,000 SF of gallery space. WiSE members had a behind the scenes tour of construction currently underway and access to a tunnel that has been closed to the public since the 1950's. We want to thank Keast :& Hood and Capital Project Engineer, Charles Williams, for offering this tour to our WiSE members.

Social meet and greet

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In September 2018, WiSE kicked off with a social meet and greet at Keen restaurant. WiSE members met for the first time.

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