The New Design Excellence:
Embracing Sustainability + Equity in Design First Work

THURSDAY, MARCH 25  |  All times are in Pacific Daylight Time


8:30 am PDT
Introduction and welcome


8:40 am

Discussion: What design professionals can do—besides design—to move toward a carbon-free future

Guest Speakers:

  • Ed Mazria, FAIA (recipient of AIA Gold Medal)
  • Jacob Corvidae, Acting Director for U.S. Policy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute

9:50 am
Breakout Group using Miro


10:10 am
Breakout Group Share


10:15 am
Break


10:25 am

Design firms advancing a climate action agenda

Panelists:

  • Thomas Auer, Transsolar, Stuttgart
  • Brian Court, AIA, Principal, Miller Hull, Seattle
  • Melissa Higgs, Principal, HCMA Architects, Vancouver
  • Erik Olsen, Transsolar, New York
  • Naree Phinyatawana, Director, Atelier Ten, Bangkok and Singapore

Discussion


Noon
Adjourn


FRIDAY, MARCH 26  |  All times are in Pacific Daylight Time


8:30 am PDT
Welcome


8:40 am

Presentation: The work of the 2021 AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient

Guest Speaker:

  • Jonathan Moody, AIA, CEO, Moody Nolan

9:15 am

How can design-first firms balance design excellence and social justice?

Breakout Group using Miro


9:50 am
Breakout groups report back 


10:15 am
Break


10:30 am

Case Studies: Designing projects through the lens of social justice

Case Study #1 — Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Competition:

  • Jordan Bennett, Jordan Bennett Studio
  • Omar Gandhi, Omar Gandhi Architect
  • Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB

Discussion

Case Study #2 — Portland Community College Opportunity Center:

  • Amy Donohue, BORA
  • Bryan Lee, Colloqate
  • Rebecca Ocken, PCC

Discussion


11:50 am
Share Key Takeaways


Noon
Adjourn