Thursday / February 04, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Socially just design is defined by the following objectives: first, to engage a broader cross-section of society, especially those not typically able to access architectural services and, second, to create innovative design solutions that address complex social and economic inequities that impact these communities. Learn about projects, firms, and organizations addressing the design needs of Chicago communities.
- Chris Annmarie Spencer, AIA - Wheeler Kearns Architects; Green Market
- Gabriel Moreno - University of Chicago; Block Club Sign Project
- Sharon Samuels, AIA - Boxville
- Walmer Saavedra - Human Scale; The Hive
- Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, AIA - Designbridge; Xquina Café Community Hub
This program is the second in a series to highlight the AIA Chicago Foundation's new award The Roberta Feldman Socially Just Award. The award intends to honor excellence in built projects and design programs guided by the conviction that access to high quality architecture is not a privilege, it is a human right. It will be launched in 2021 in conjunction with AIA Chicago's Design Excellence Awards.
Photos: 1) The Hive 2) Boxville