On Affordable Architecture To Be Held At U.Va. School Of Architecture
March 14, 2003--
How do architects work with communities to create affordable
University of Virginia School of Architecture, in collaboration
with the non-profit group, Design Corps, will host a conference,
“Structures for Inclusion 3,” highlighting the role
architects can play in providing affordable community design. Experts
and practitioners will present case studies illustrating both specific
solutions and prototypical systems.
will examine alternative ways projects can move from idea to reality
and the potential architects have to bring about social change.
Speakers will illustrate opportunities and methods for pursuing
alternative community-based design strategies.
O. Wilson, associate professor of architecture at California College
of Arts and Crafts, will give the keynote address, “Domestic
Encounters,” on Friday, March 28, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall,
participants include Victoria Ballard Bell of Victoria Bell Design
in Raleigh, N.C.; Jeanine Centuori, director of the Hollywood Center
for Community Research and Design; Monica Chadha, instructor at
Archeworks, an alternative design school in Chicago; Gail Della
Piana, associate professor and coordinator of the Ghana outreach
studio at Miami University in Ohio; Rosanne Haggerty, executive
director and Nadine Maleh, design and construction manager, of Common
Ground Community in New York; Michael Haverland, co-director of
the Yale Urban Design Workshop; Eric Naslund, founding partner and
principle of Studio E architects in San Diego; Jay Sanders, instructor
at The Rural Studio at Auburn University in Alabama; and Cameron
Sinclair, founder and executive director of Architecture for Humanity
in New York.
sponsors include the National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts
program; VMDO Architects, Landscape Architects in Charlottesville,
Va.; U.Va. School of Architecture; National Organization for Minority
Architecture Students; and the American Institute of Architecture
cost for attending the conference is $10 for AIAS and NOMAS members,
and U.Va. students; $20 for other students; $40 for interns; $150
for professionals; and $250 for sponsors. Conference details and
registration information are available on the Web at http://www.designcorps.org/—
e-mail Will Hartzog at email@example.com.
Members of the media are invited to attend the conference free of
charge. To make arrangements to attend, contact Will Hartzog at
(434) 295-8352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298