Lanny McIntosh shares business insights at Equity by Design Symposium

(San Francisco, Calif.) ─ AIA San Francisco Equity by Design (EQxD) hosted its fourth annual Equity By Design Symposium on Saturday, October 29, featuring Thought Leaders from across the nation, including Lanny McIntosh of The McIntosh Group in Tulsa, Okla.

Lanny McIntosh speaking on the Career Dynamics Metrics Panel at the AIA SF EQxD Symposium

Lanny McIntosh speaking on the Career Dynamics Metrics Panel at the 2016 AIA SF EQxD Symposium

Some of McIntosh’s main points addressed the importance of treating employees well and living your values in the workplace. “Everyone brings value to the firm in their own way,” McIntosh stated. He added a quote from a mentor, “Talk is cheap, but whiskey costs money.”

The symposium, themed Equity in Architecture: Metrics, Meaning & Matrices, drew crowds of architects from across the nation, and was a sold out event. Seven Thought Leaders weighed in on the Career Dynamics Metrics and Panel session to discuss ways to address key issues in the workplace to limit negative dynamics. Participants included Julia Mandell, AIA, Annelise Pitts, Assoc. AIA, Phil Bernstein, FAIA, Lanny McIntosh, AIA, Kendall A. Nicholson, Ed.D, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA, Singari Seshadri and Karen E. Williams, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C.

The event focused “achieving equitable practice in architecture in order to retain talent, advance the profession, and engage the public in understanding architecture’s true value and impact.”

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About The McIntosh Group

The McIntosh Group is a nationwide design firm specializing in accessibility, brand management and program management solutions. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, McIntosh is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit