Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Snøhetta: The Democratization of Knowledge - FULL!

Pella Windows & Doors, Suite 100, Merchandise Mart, Chicago



The value of libraries is often questioned as the digital communication age has come to dominate much of our interactions. However, it is precisely because of this that the role of the library has never been more vital. Elaine and Craig will discuss their thoughts on how libraries can better support the diverse needs of a democratic society through interactive design. If knowledge is power we should never take that power away from those who might not otherwise have access.

Craig Dykers, FAIA, Int FRIBA, FRSA, RAAR, PhD, LEED AP, is a Founding Partner of Snøhetta, a design firm based in New York City and Oslo, Norway. Elaine Molinar, AIA, LEED AP, is a Partner in the firm and Managing Director for The Americas. The interdisciplinary firm covers architecture, landscapes, interiors, product design, and graphic design. The firm also has offices in San Francisco, Innsbruck, Paris, Hong Kong, and Adelaide.

Pella Windows & Doors is generously donating all ticket proceeds to the AIA Chicago Foundation. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Image: Calgary Central Library © Michael Grimm

Sponsored By

Pella Windows & Doors

Hosted By

AIA Chicago and AIA Chicago Foundation

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