Design by Diversity

Design by Diversity Day: Overview

DxD Day is a once yearly event that includes a variety of ways to engage, from information on the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry and activity booths to mentoring sessions, exhibitions, speakers, and more. This free event is open to the public and welcomes students of all ages, parents, educators, professionals, and community members.

DxD Day hosts partners from across the fields of architecture, art, design, construction, and engineering, all of whom will have amazing activities for students of all ages! Are you (or is your child) a student with unique talents and an interest in any of these related fields? We have nearly hundreds of volunteers available at the Block Party to share their experiences and perspectives on how to pursue potential AEC careers paths.

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DxD: Helen Liu Fong Day Block Party Event Details

Location: East Los Angeles College
Date: April 13th, 2024

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Helen Liu Fong, an icon of Southern California Googie architecture, for our 2024 Block Party at ELAC! Come to meet hundreds of volunteers from across Los Angeles, including architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and non-profits to learn more about career paths and opportunities.

DXD DAY 2022

Design by Diversity Day (Paul Revere Williams Day) 2022

DxD hosted Paul Revere Williams Day Block Party on April 2, 2022, at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Campus. The free all day event celebrated diversity in design professions and created a platform to provide support for Los Angeles youth interested in Architecture, Engineering and Construction to inspire a new generation to dream of designing the future. With various booth activities, mentoring sessions, keynote speakers and student competitions, the day was especially curated for students of all ages.

DXD DAY 2023

Design by Diversity Day (Norma Merrick Sklarek) 2023

The DxD Day Block Party was hosted on SCI-Arc’s campus on March 25th, 2023. The free all day event celebrated inclusivity in design-related professions by providing a wide range of activities and modes of engagements between students, educators, and professionals to share information, resources, and excitement for all aspects of design!

The event celebrated Norma Merrick Sklarek, one of the first African American women architects in the United States and also one of the first African- American female architects to be licensed in California.

Often called the “Rosa Parks of architecture”, her intelligence, talent, and tenacity allowed her to overcome racism and sexism and become a prominent architect and a leader in the progression. (Pioneering

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Michael Chang

Architecture for Communities Los Angeles
4450 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016