Register for Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2012

Register for Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2012

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 16, 2012
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"Events like these are why I get out of bed in the morning.”
– Amy King, Director, USGBC Leadership Institute

The 3rd annual Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! is making its debut this year on the West Coast. We hope you can join us for innovative panel discussions, workshops and 'Design Open Mic' on November 12-13, 2012 in San Francisco. This year's event promises to provide the best programming yet and will qualify AIA members for eight learning unit hours.

Design experts and enthusiasts, industry leaders across disciplines and more come together to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. Panel topics address cutting-edge topics and small-group workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge from expert panelists.

Design Open Mic features emerging and established designers and architects presenting their humanitarian projects and designs in a rapid-pace, back-to-back format. (Psst...You can sign up to present your work below.)

This year's Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! will inform and delight, attracting the best and the brightest in community development and design. See you there!

$95 General Admission
$30 Student Registration
$50 Architecture for Humanity Chapter Member

SIGN UP FOR DESIGN OPEN MIC (waiting list only)
Theme: Innovative, community-centered design that is both inspiring and buildable.
*See below for prize packages*
Judge: Peter Exley - Founder, ArchitectureIsFun

Monday, November 12, 2012
Opening Event and Cocktail Reception

Keynote Speakers: Brent Bucknum, João Miguel Pereira Segurado and Mick Scott - Winners, Open Architecture Challenge 2011

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Workshop and Forum
Closing Keynote, Design Open Mic Awards Ceremony and Cocktail

Keynote Speaker: Omar Vulpinari - Director of Expanded Media and Head of Visual Communication, Fabrica; the Benetton Group Communications Research Centre

Autodesk Gallery, 1 Market Street #200, San Francisco, CA 94105

Panel Topics:

  • 12-1pm Key Practices for Success in Disaster Reconstruction
    How to identify key players in disaster reconstruction, collaborate across sectors and execute strategies for success. Panelists will share insight into best practices so that others won't have to "wish they would've known" when disaster strikes.
    **AIA Members Earn 2 HSW Credits**
    Art Agnos - Former Mayor, San Francisco, California
    Alex Amparo - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Recovery Directorate – Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA/Department of Homeland Security
    Diego Collazos - Design Fellow, Architecture for Humanity Peru
    Daniel Wallach - Executive Director and Founder, Greensburg GreenTown
    Moderator: Clark Manus - CEO, Heller Manus Architects; 87th President, The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    1-1:45pm Workshop Session with Panelists
  • 2-3pm Eco Development in Low-Income Communities
    How to bring green development to low-income communities through the creation of affordable and environmentally sustainable housing and infrastructure. Panelists will discuss the role of innovative models in sustainability and how they lead to environmental stewardship and long-term well being in communities.
    **AIA Members Earn 2 SD Credits**
    David Baker - Founder, David Baker + Partners
    Peter Cohen - Executive Director, Council of Community Housing Organizations
    Theresa Hwang - Enterprise Rose Fellow, Skid Row Housing Trust
    Imrul Kayes - Head of Dhaka Chapter; Designer, Life in 1.5’ x 30’
    Moderator: Lisa Hodges - Senior Advisor, Oystertree Consulting
    3-3:45pm Workshop Session with Panelists
  • 3-4pm Investing in Place: From Micro-Finance to Community Reinvestment Funds
    How sustainable community development projects are financed through various investment models. Panelists will discuss some of the legal and financial frameworks that are available to help architects and their clients access financing.
    **AIA Members Earn 2 LU Credits**
    Patrick Kelley - Director of International Housing Finance, Habitat for Humanity International
    Henry Loh II - Associate, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
    Mitch Medigovich - President, Cattlemen’s Mortgage and Investment Corporation; CEO, Investors Trustee Services Inc.
    Dan Miller - Co-Founder, Fundrise
    Maria Angelica Sotomayor - Sector Leader for Sustainable Development, Caribbean Management Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank
    Moderator: Kate Stohr - Managing Director, Architecture for Humanity
    4-4:45pm Workshop Session with Panelists
  • 4-5pm Neighborhood Security & Violence Prevention in the Built Environment
    How to use urban planning and architecture to prevent violence. Panelists will share lessons learned from their efforts to lower crime and increase security in at-risk neighborhoods around the world.
    **AIA Members Earn 2 HSW Credits**
    Terrence Curry - Associate Professor at Tsinghua University
    Alejandro Echeverri - Former Director, Urban Projects, Medellín, Colombia; Director, Urbam
    Adam Mansky - Director of Operations, Center for Court Innovation
    Beverly Prior - Principal, Civic and Justice Practice Leader, HMC Architects
    Moderator: Nancy Mullane - Journalist and Author of Life After Murder
    5-5:45pm Workshop Session with Panelists

    Design Open Mic

    A PechaKucha-style marathon of innovative concepts, programs and design solutions, as judged by Peter Exley - Founder, ArchitectureIsFun


  • First Place
    AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2012 OR AutoCAD 2011 for Mac
    Signed copy of Design Like You Give a Damn [2]
  • Second Place
    AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2012 OR AutoCAD 2011 for Mac
    I Love Architecture t-shirt
  • Third Place
    Signed copy of Design Like You Give a Damn [2]
  • Runner Up
    I Love Architecture t-shirt

    Interested in sponsoring? Download the sponsorship package and feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope you can join us!

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