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Designing Affordability Symposium

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Designing Affordability Symposium

Center for Architecture

Designing Affordability Symposium

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM — Register
At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place [Directions]
AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW
 

Please join us for a symposium related to the exhibition, Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now. The symposium will address how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing and increase opportunities by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures.

The symposium will host presentations by practicing architects and policy innovators, followed by a series of moderated discussions. Together, speakers will examine new developments in building innovations, living situations, and progressive partnerships that can bring down the cost of housing and, as such, incorporate affordability into these systems.

Symposium Schedule

8:30 am 
Breakfast reception and exhibition viewing

9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
David Burney, FAIA, Interim Executive Director, AIANY / Center for Architecture

9:15 am
Designing Affordability: An Exhibition
Marc Norman, Curator

9:45 am
Designing for Performance
Gary Handel, FAIA, President, Handel Architects
Russell Unger, LEED AP, Executive Director, Urban Green Council
Moderator: Cathy Lang Ho, Editor and Writer

11:00 am
Designing for Living
Eric Bungee, AIA, Principal, nARCHITECTS
Sarah Watson, Deputy Director, Citizens Housing Planning Council
Moderator: Cathy Lang Ho, Editor and Writer

12:00 pm 
Lunch served and brief recess

12:30 pm
Partnerships for Design
Les Bluestone, President, Blue Sea Development Company
Shola Olatoye, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Housing Authority
Moderator: Cathy Lang Ho, Editor and Writer

1:30 pm 
Closing Keynote
Carl Weisbrod, Director, NYC Department of City Planning; Chairman, NYC Planning Commission

Organized by: Center for Architecture
Price: $70 for AIA members; $90 for non-members. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.
AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW

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Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now examines how architects, engineers, planners, policy makers, tenants, and homeowners are crafting innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing and increase opportunities by rethinking how we build, maintain, and occupy structures. Affordable housing is typically focused on ensuring that a family at a certain income can qualify for a housing unit. Affordability is a broader concept referring to lifestyles, incomes and how housing can be designed, constructed and managed at a lower cost.

By addressing various elements necessary for the production of housing, the case studies, both local and global, presented in this exhibition endeavor to reduce project costs, whether by reimagining public housing, leveraging land, building simply, deploying technology, rethinking home life, constructing modularly, or building incrementally. Through these means, the projects are designing affordability.

Curator: Marc Norman
Architect: Bernheimer Architecture
Designer: Once-Future Office

Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now is presented as part of Archtober, NYC's Architecture and Design Month.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

UNDERWRITER
AIANY President's Circle



SUPPORTERS
FXFOWLE
MechoSystems

List as of September 17, 2015

 

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