The 2014 AIA National Convention is coming to Chicago this week! The annual conference of the American Institute of Architects is an opportunity to focus on the betterment of the built environment through educational sessions, keynote speakers, and tours. LBBA’s Peter Landon and Catherine Baker will participate in a special pre-convention workshop organized by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community. “Multifamily Housing, Community Design, and Neighborhood Revitalization: Lessons from Chicago” will describe the connections between building design and positive social outcomes. This daylong session will also identify opportunities for architects to be involved in public policy regarding community revitalization, both locally and nationally.
Multifamily Housing, Community Design, and Neighborhood Revitalization: Lessons from Chicago
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
McCormick Place, Room S401BC
8:30 Welcome and Introduction
8:45 – 9:30 Opening Keynote
Peter Landon, FAIA; Principal, Landon Bone Baker Architects
9:45 – 11:15 Plan for Transformation: Westhaven Case Study
Peter Landon, FAIA; Principal, Landon Bone Baker Architects (Moderator)
Catherine Baker, AIA; Principal, Landon Bone Baker Architects
Julie Elena Brown, Co-Director, Public Housing, BPI
Andrew Geer, VP & Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
Vorricia Harvey, Director of Compliance & Community Development, Interstate Realty Management Company
Phillip Johnson, FAIA, Principal, Johnson & Lee, Ltd.
Janet Smith, Ph.D, Associate Professor & Co-Director of Voorhees Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
11:15 – 11:45 Overview of Housing @ AIA Convention
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Housing Finance
2:45 – 4:15 Design Leadership & Affordable Housing
4:30 – 5:15 Facilitated group discussion
All sessions are open for registration in advance or at the convention. The conference will take place at McCormick Place, June 25-28.