Panel Discussion Webinars

Panel Discussion Webinars, moderated by John Earley, AIA is an online, webinar series is presented to undergraduate and graduate level architecture students.  Originally for the architecture students at the University of Texas at Arlington, it is now available to architect students across Texas and beyond.  Now in it’s seventh year, each lecture covers a specific topic and features a number of expert panelists. Attendees can submit their questions during registration or during the broadcast. The live lectures are free to all registrants.  The 2020 lecture series is supported by the American Institute of Architects Fort Worth and the AIAS student chapter at University of Texas at Arlington.


You can view the following webinars through this link



Recorded May 6, 2020 6:30pm

Architecture school not only challenges your mind but your body and spirit. Considering the global pandemic, our higher education students are facing new challenges and experiences.  This two hour webinar will review general wellness tips and will answer attendees specific questions. The featured panelists for this online event are Dr. Akemi Watkins, Cooks Children’s, Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Dr. Vickie Goins, Staff Psychologist and Assistant Director of Outreach and Mental Health Promotions, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Kyle Schindler, Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of MindSpa Services, Texas Tech University Counseling Center.



Recorded March 25, 2020 6:30pm

The path to becoming a licensed architect and joining the American Institute lecture is a ninety-minute panelist discussion.  The webinar covers a series of questions around applying for internships, when and how to become a member of the American Institute of Architects, what the Texas Society of Architects offers to emerging professionals and exam preparation strategies Our panelists were: Justin Hiles, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Operating Officer, VLK Architects, President, Fort Worth Chapter of the AIA, Connie Rivera, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Project Architect, WKMC Architects, Inc.  President, Texas Society of Architects, Dan Hart, FAIA, PE, Principal and Executive Vice President of Architecture, Parker Smith & Cooper, At-Large Director, Board of Directors AIA, and Lindsey Brigati Boren, AIA, Principal, Brigati, PLLC, Emerging Professional Director, Fort Worth Chapter of the AIA.



Recorded February 12, 2020 6:30pm

Architects are bound by various organizations and ruling bodies to act and practice within sets of regulations.  Questions regarding state, local and national regulations were discussed in this ninety-minute lecture. Our panelists were:  Jack Stamps:  Mr. Stamps manages the investigations unit of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. Staffing of this unit includes an investigator and an investigations specialist.  Jack has been with the board for sixteen years.  Jack has 50 years of both regulatory enforcement and law enforcement experience.   He began his law enforcement career in 1968 as a State Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  His job assignments have included: narcotics agent, homicide investigator, agency administrator, training academy director, and financial crimes investigator.  Jack is a 1986 graduate of the FBI National Academy.  Glenn Garry:  Mr. Garry has served as Communications Manager for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners since 2007.  Prior to then, he worked in public affairs for a political consultancy, within a large and tightly-regulated communications company, and inside the Capitol building in Austin.  Glenn is a product of the University of Texas at Austin.  Matthew Ryan:  Mr. Ryan regularly represents design professionals in disciplinary and registration proceedings, defends design professionals and contractors against claims.  Mr. Ryan serves on the American Arbitration Association’s panel of arbitrators for the construction industry and is an Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at the University of Texas School of Law, where he lectures on lien and bond claims, AIA form contracts, design professional disciplinary actions, and claims before the Texas Department of Transportation and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. He served for eleven years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and was granted honorary membership by the chapter in 2012. He has held leadership positions in both the State Bar of Texas’ Construction Law Section and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. He has held leadership positions in both the State Bar of Texas’ Construction Law Section and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.