Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Capital Planning Group, University at Buffalo & Elisabeth Perreault, Cannon Design
“Mind the Gap: Lessons Learned from Graduation to Practice”: A conversation
April 10, 2014
301 Crosby Hall
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, AIA, LEED AP is the Interim Director of the Capital Planning Group at the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining UB in 2010 Kelly was an Associate Vice President at Cannon Design where she worked in the education practice. A graduate from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, Kelly has nurtured a career-long interest in architecture and education through her work and volunteer efforts. She is a co-founder of the Architecture + Education program in Buffalo and was instrumental in the creation of the Architecture and Design Academy (ADA) in the Buffalo Public Schools. In 2011 she collaborated with Despina Stratigakos and Mattel on the design and launch of Architect Barbie. Kelly has also written and lectured extensively on Louise Bethune, the first woman architect in the United States. She co-curated Buffalo’s Bethune, an exhibit on the architect at the Buffalo History Museum in 2011 and successfully nominated Bethune to the Western New York Women’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
Kelly has been highly active in the American Institute of Architects for many years. She was President of AIANYS in 2012 and President of AIA Buffalo/WNY in 2008. Her list of honors include; the AIANYS Del Gaudio Distinguished Service Award, AIA B/WNY EB Green Award and the Young Architects Award’s from both AIA National and AIA Buffalo/WNY.
As Vice President at CannonDesign, Elisabeth Perreault is dedicated to creating exemplary healing and learning environments. Her work celebrates the unique character of each project—providing tailored design solutions for her clients throughout the project lifecycle. Elisabeth’s contextual approach delivers high-quality, innovative buildings that respond to their site, program, and, most importantly, the individuals that inhabit them. Her commitment to design excellence and attention to detail is proven through her numerous regional and national AIA design awards. A frequent lecturer and visiting critic at her alma mater, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, she continues to drive the design conversation and the profession of architecture forward.