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Please join us for a symposium related to the exhibition, Designing Affordability: Quicker, Smarter, More Efficient Housing Now. 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. 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 present case studies alongside presentations by innovators in housing construction. Case study presenters and innovators will be paired in conversation with a moderator. Together, the speakers will examine new developments in building innovations, living situations, and progressive partnerships that might help bring down the cost of housing and, as such, design 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

Price:
 $70 for AIA members, $90 for non-members. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.

Details

Date:
September 21, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$70
Event Category:
Website:
http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=8606

Venue

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States
Phone:
212-358-6121
Website:
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