Day 1 Keynote

Julia Gamolina, Assoc. AIA

An associate principal at Ennead, Julia Gamolina, Assoc. AIA, is also the founder of Madame Architect, which shares the stories of extraordinary changemakers in architecture. On June 22, she’ll speak with AIA’s new EVP/Chief Executive Officer Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, about the future of AIA and the architecture profession.

Portrait of Julia Gamolina on a collage of geometric shapes


Julia Gamolina is dedicated to the built environment and advancing the women who shape it. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Madame Architect, which has so far told the stories of 300+ women who advance the practice of architecture.

Julia stays grounded in professional practice as an associate principal and business development director at Ennead, where she focuses on the educational, cultural, and health care markets nationally. She is also a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches a graduate-level professional practice seminar.

In 2021, Julia was named one of Apartment Therapy’s Design Changemakers and one of Commercial Observer’s Top Young Professionals. In 2019, she received the Special Citation from AIA New York for Madame Architect. Her writing has been featured in Fast Company, A Women’s Thing, Metropolis Magazine, Architizer, and the Architect’s Newspaper.

Julia has also been featured in Architectural Record, ArchDaily, Archinect, Architizer, reSITE, and the Architect’s Newspaper, and has served on juries including the 2019 World Architecture Festival and the DNA Paris Design Awards.

Her speaking engagements include lectures at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, UPenn, Pratt, the IE School of Architecture and Design, Georgia Tech, and more. She has served as a guest critic for design reviews at Cornell AAP, Columbia GSAPP, and the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Julia received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture. She is based in New York City.

Event details
Wednesday, June 22, 3:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center

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