Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant

In honor of Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, we are thrilled to offer a grant opportunity for recipients to attend the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. Sho-Ping was a principal at Payette and in 2009 the founding leader of the inaugural AIA Women’s Leadership Summit.  Tragically Sho-Ping succumbed to cancer in 2015, but her legacy of women’s leadership continues. The memorial fund established in her name is focused on funding the development of future women leaders in architecture.

Recipients of the grant will receive:

Grants are available for mid-career women architects who are advancing towards leadership roles. The 2019 recipients are the second class of Sho-Ping Chin Leaders; read more about them here.

Application process

Applications for the 2022 award are now closed. Sign up to receive notifications about the next application cycle opening.

  • A statement of intent (500 words max)
  • A statement of support from a colleague

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Thank you to our Grant sponsors!

Gold- $15,000 and above




Silver- $10,000 and above







Patron- $1,500 and above
Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA

Friend- $500 and above
Gretchen Camp, AIA
Debra Gerod, FAIA
Heather Taylor, AIA
Lynne Deninger, AIA
Shepley Bulfinch
Susan McDaid, Hon. AIA
William Ruhl, FAIA
Michael Newhall