Belinda had the honor of presenting the 27th annual Dr. Williams L. and Jean P. Giles Memorial Lecture which was the final lecture of the Harrison Lecture series hosted by the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University on May 5th, 2017. Her lecture focused on the importance of being a Good Citizen Architect – recognizing the unique vernacular of each individual place and honoring and celebrating that in design – and going beyond design to find ways to help enable people to bring their projects to reality. The lecture distilled her ideas and beliefs on how we can better our community not just as architects, but as individuals.
The lecture was presented in front of the 2017 graduating class of the School of Architecture. She encouraged the graduates to find their individual path, doing what you love, in a place you love, and for places you love.