Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant
Project Architect and Associate at MTFA Architecture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Her aspirations bring unity while celebrating the diversity that women bring to the profession.”
Rebecca Menzy, AIA, LEED AP is a leader within the AIA as it related to women’s role in architecture. She has been Chair of the AIA Northern Virginia’s Women in Architecture (WIA) program for several years. Through this program, Rebecca has helped to expand the diversity of the design profession and encourage women to consider a career in architecture and the allied fields. Her goal is to be transparent, supportive, inclusive and flexible in order to promote participation and inspire women’s professional career goals. Her aspirations bring unity while celebrating the diversity that women bring to the profession. She crumbles the corporate myth that men can lead alone and has therefore used the WIA as a way to gather women together to advance their relevant voices to our profession. Important issues like sustainability, firm management and design excellence are tackled from various perspectives through her leadership of bringing women together. She brings these issues to practice as a Project Architect and Associate at MTFA Architecture in Arlington, VA where she takes on leadership on complex design, production and management tasks. Her leadership role has also been influenced by her education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Architecture and Design. She strives to mentor young women through the AIA, schools of architecture and in the office. Her goal is to make women shine.