April Design Lecture 2019

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ResilientSEE, an initiative of AREA Research, provides a multidisciplinary and collaborative platform for community resilient planning and design. Focused on integrated systems thinking to solve global challenges, the trademarked ResilientSEE brand was developed to reflect a scalable, replicable approach, using a resilience planning multi-lens framework: social, environmental, economic. ResilientSEE-Puerto Rico was established after hurricane Maria as an alliance committed to designing and rebuilding a resilient, sustainable Puerto Rico. ResilientSEE-PR is currently involved in three transformative projects: Toa Baja Municipality and Ingenio Community resilience planning; PR Keep Safe: Resilient Housing Guide; and Resilient Community Hubs Checklist (100RC/Mercy/Enterprise).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1.0 LU|HSW
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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Speaker: Yanel de Angel, AIA

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Yanel de Angel, an architect at Perkins+Will’s Boston office, is a member of the firm’s Diversity Council and a founding member of the Project Delivery Board whose mission is to strategize about complex project processes and nimbleness in delivery of services. A well-rounded architect and manager, Yanel is known for her ability to holistically view issues and opportunities during critical decision points, provide insight, and manage complex stakeholders structures. While at Perkins+Will, she has co-developed the Higher Education Residential and Student Life Practice in the Northeast region.

Yanel recently led the formation of ResilientSEE-PR, an initiative to provide long-term relief to communities in Puerto Rico through resilient design and planning. Yanel serves as a key influencer of the Resiliency and Energy Labs at Perkins+Will. She co-chairs the BSA Woman in Design (WiD) Excellence Awards committee, the WiD Mid-Career Mentorship committee and is a CREW member, regularly participating in the Housing committee.

She obtained her undergraduate degree at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, before attending Syracuse University for a Master of Architecture degree followed by a Master of Design in History and Theory of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Yanel was an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, Florence Program, and has taught at Maryland Institute College of Arts, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Northeastern University. She lectures regularly at schools of architecture and high schools.

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