2017 Programming

2017 Chapter Programming

This year’s programming (for chapter meetings and beyond) fits generally under the framework or theme of Allied Voices. Throughout the year, we will bring in of some of our professional and client partners to get their perspectives on the built environment and perhaps to have a richer understanding of how architects and architecture situates among the forces that shape our cities and places. So far, these include (among others):

Landscape Architecture and Planning 

As represented by our January Chapter Meeting, Local OHASLA Award Winners.

Public Policy 

By way of a film and filmmaker, highlighting the social effects of planning, design, and transportation policy.

Housing and Development 

As we plan to hear from a mix of developers about the economic models that shape their practices and how architecture and design serve in the realization of their goals.

Non-Profit Organizations 

We are in the initial stages of planning to again realize The Weight of Architecture program, which was last hosted in 2014. You will recall that the The Weight of Architecture is a community outreach program for the Chapter that engages our members to provide pro-bono conceptual design services for a select four non-profit organizations (or Teams). The program brings together our volunteer members for a preliminary planning session, a day-long design charrette, and final presentations to the group and to the Chapter, with the notion that the final design product for each might help with fundraising, financing, or organizational support for further fee-based work by others. We ask that you please keep an eye out for our Call for Volunteers, as well as our Call for Non-Profits.

Out-of-the-Box Practices 

In September, Katherine Darnstadt, a young-ish practitioner from Chicago, will show us the inner workings of her innovative multidisciplinary firm, Latent Design – a firm that leverages civic engagement and social impact to realize projects, often small in scale, that have a broad impact on community and equity.



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