COLUMBIA, SC – September 26, 2017 – Quackenbush Architects + Planners is pleased to announce Wendy Bertani as part of the 2017-2018 class of The American Institute of Architects South Carolina Leadership Development Academy.
The American Institute of Architects South Carolina Leadership Development Academy (AIASC LDA) prepares emerging architects for their future in the professional world by providing opportunities to develop leadership skills, mentorship and relationships with their classmates, communities and experienced professionals. The AIASC LDA selects program applicants to develop themselves as the next generation of architectural leaders in the state of South Carolina by broadening their exposure in multiple areas of the practice.
Wendy notes that she is most looking forward to learning from her peers from across the state of South Carolina and using that knowledge to better her community. “Architecture has enriched my life on every level and having an opportunity to help bring those values to young people and our community is very exciting,” Wendy says, “Architecture is not just about building an aesthetically pleasing building, it is about critical thinking, creative problem solving and teamwork.”
The curriculum will focus on core skills such as marketing and business development, office and firm management, presentation and public speaking, professional ethics and the law, philanthropy and board involvement, community service, industry trends, and the future of the practice.