Thursday / November 16, 2017 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Accidental Developer: A Case Study of Pop-Up Retail in Chicago

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, will focus on the process behind the development of Boombox, Chicago's first pop-up retail development. Tracing the project from inception to installation, the presentation will dive into the policy and design constraints that shaped the project offering insight into design risk, project financing and prefab construction methods. The presentation will also share the narratives of the small businesses, artists and community organizations that have embraced the pop up retail model and share what future growth may look like.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Speaker: Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture, urbanism and interiors firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennial, Core 77 Design Awards, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner, and Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. She currently teaches at Northwestern University.

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