Speaking & Publications

I’ve spoken and written extensively about issues of equity, creativity as a tool for social change and entrepreneurial practice. Interested in having me speak at your event? Get in touch.


Enterprise Daylighting the NumbersImpact Design Hub. June 2017

“Equitable Practices Make Equitable Communities” Design for Equity Conference. November 2016

“The Architecture of Inclusion” Architecture Boston Expo. November 2016

“Mentorshop Re-Designed” Equity by Design Conference, AIA San Francisco, October 2016

“Equity in Architecture.Transforming Practices + Transforming Communities”American Institute of Architecture Big Sibs Conference. October 2016

Panelist. “Gender and Race in the Workplace” American Institute of Architects Leadership Institute. October 2015

“Refining Social Enterprise Ideas: Top Down and Bottom Up Approaches” Synergy International Exchange Program for Social Innovation, Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative. January 2015

Panelist. Gateway Friday Forum, Boston Architectural College. November 2014

“Design, Impact and Meaning: Emerging Models of Socially Entrepreneurial Design” Architecture Boston Expo. October 2014

“Emerging Practices in Public Interest Design” A Better World by Design, Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design. September 2014

“Emerging Practices in Public Interest Design” Yestermorrow Design Build School. September 2014
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“Proactive Practices” Association for Community Design Conference. June 2014

“Emerging Models of Public Interest Design: Strategies, Methods and Tactics”  Scale/Scope, Penn Design. March 2014

“Emerging Models of Public Interest Design: Strategies, Methods and Tactics”  Structures for Inclusion, Parsons New School for Design. March 2014

“Design, Impact & Meaning: Alternative Practice Models”  Northeastern University. October 2013

“Emerging Models of Socially Entrepreneurial Design” Interface Design Retreat. July 2013


“Shape your Career by Sharpening your Skills.” by Stephanie Herring. AIA Blog. September 5, 2017
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“Lean Initiative: Mia Scharphie Delivers a Dose of Start-Up Energy to People and Projects”
Landscape Architecture Magazine. August, 2015

This 6-Week Workshop Helps Women Build Confidence And Negotiating Skills At WorkFast Company. May 1, 2013
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“Inscape Studio/Publico” Public Journal. July 2014
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Emerging Modes of Architecture Practice: Reframing the Value Proposition of Architecture Research Publication, Northeastern University. 2014
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A Blueprint for for Women Architects to Overcome Doubt, DiscriminationChristian Science Monitor. May 1, 2013
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“Design for Equality: A Voice for Justice in Architecture” GOOD. July 28, 2013
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Interviewer. The Power of Pro Bono ed. by John Cary & Public Architecture. Metropolis Books, 2010