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How To Talk About Architecture With Clients and The Public
February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$20
How To Talk About Architecture With Clients and The Public- Lecture w/ Caitlin Reagan – AIA National Manager of Public Affairs
Join us in welcoming Caitlin Reagan, the Manager of Public Affairs for AIA National to New Orleans. While there is great respect for architects, there’s little understanding of what we do, or how our work affects others. Let the AIA Message Book be your guide for crafting clear, positive, and memorable messages. It’s our job to help others understand what we do, and more importantly, why it’s important to them.
Supported by a tremendous amount of research and developed with AIA members, this guide helps bridge the gap between architects and the public. The AIA Message Book assists you in explaining the work of architects. It uses message points, statistics, and anecdotes grouped in topic areas that you can customize or share as examples with potential clients.
Lunch will be provided!
Caitlin Reagan is the manager of public affairs at the American Institute of Architects’ national office in Washington, DC. Her primary focus involves the public awareness campaign efforts to help raise the profile of architects in their communities. She works with local chapters to launch communications initiatives in their area.
Before joining the AIA, Caitlin worked in communications and public relations at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, handling crisis communication situations and reputation management. In this role, she contributed to the strategic planning and execution of a grassroots letter campaign against a proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Education. That campaign garnered 90,000 letters from university presidents, students, graduates, and employers from around the country. She has also held communications and fundraising positions with the Trust for the National Mall and the American Heart Association.
Caitlin received her graduate degree in journalism and media studies from the University of South Florida, and her undergraduate degree in English from Stetson University.