ULIDFW WLI's Learn from a Leader, Part III: Design and Construction


Thursday, November 12th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm CST


ULIDFW Women's Leadership Initiative's "Learn From a Leader" program is a 5-Part Series of moderated panel discussions proudly featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth's leading women real estate professionals. Each session is focused around the stages of CRE Development, beginning with Financing and continuing through to Post Occupancy and Leasing.


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Private $15.00 N/A
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Retired $15.00 N/A
Student $15.00 N/A
Under Age 35 $15.00 N/A
Please note: If you purchased the entire Learn from a Leader Series, your meeting link will automatically be sent to you. If you have not received the link please contact us at dallasfortworth@uli.org

Do you want to learn how to plan for successful
design and construction of your project?

In our third session of the Learn from a Leader series, our WLI hosts have brought together 3 Women Industry Leaders to offer an informative moderated discussion, which will explore how to successfully transition a project from design through construction via the lens of the Baylor, Scott, and White headquarters project located in Deep Ellum.

Topics to be discussed: What are the general steps that your architect will need to take? How does the general contractor work in tandem with the architect and owner? What are the roles and responsibilities of each key stake holder?






Meredith Hunt

Associate, Perkins and Will

Meredith Hunt has over ten years of experience in the architecture industry. Her interest began at a young age while helping her parents design their new home. This memory shaped and molded the path to where she is today. As a Technical Coordinator, Meredith leads document production and supports the team from beginning to end and beyond the life of the project. One of her favorite parts of the project process is opening day for the building. Seeing the excitement of the users and the impact a building can have on its community gives life to her career. She brings fresh ideas and creative solutions to her projects while leading document production and supporting her team from beginning to end. Meredith is a member of the AIA Committee on the Environment. She volunteers her time towards research and educational outreach about sustainable building practices. When she’s not at the office, Meredith is completing home renovation projects and spending time with family and friends.


Penny Diaz

Principal, DOMUS Studio Group

Penny Diaz is the founding Principal of DOMUS Studio Group Inc. and directs the firm's design, operations, and client relations. She is responsible for translating the client's vision into a responsive solution while staying within budget. Penny Diaz is committed to the architecture profession and its ability to provide sustainable built solutions. Her dedication to “exceptional service by design” has earned her loyal clients in multifamily and mixed-use. She delivers design solutions for a wide scope of projects creating built environments for single lots, urban centers, and suburban rejuvenation. She is constantly pushing forward to utilize new technologies to benefit her client, the end user, and the surrounding environment. She translates a client's program into a responsive design solution - all while staying within budget and on schedule. Through this experience Penny has gained extensive experience working with governmental entities at the federal, state, county and city levels. She provides a voice of reason even in the most chaotic of meetings. Penny approaches projects with excellent insight and clear direction. She has the unique ability to manage the project on a macro scale and foresee future complications on all areas of design. She is licensed in six states and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Through her designs, she endeavors to elevate the dwelling from refuge, shelter or commodity architecture to a source of vitality. Penny believes that affordability should be the cornerstone to a sustainable and socially responsible multifamily project.


Patricia Williams

Senior Project Manager, Austin Commercial

Patricia Williams currently serves as a senior project manager with Austin Commercial. With 14 years of experience, she has a strong and successful background managing subcontractors and keeping her teams accountable for cost and schedule. Patricia is also adept at managing large project teams across multiple facets of a program. Her recent large project experience includes leading as project manager for American Airlines’ new corporate campus and Baylor Scott & White Health’s new corporate office. Patricia has also managed many of Austin’s large project teams on major aviation programs for Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego international airports. Patricia is a graduate of Texas A&M University.