Public Interest Design Institute Workshop

March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

On February 21st and 22nd, 15 IARc students and numerous faculty members attended the Public Interest Design Institute: Preserving Equity workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The course was presented by Design Corps and the University of Virginia in order to study the methods of addressing issues faced by communities.  Topics included how to maximize a project’s impact on community, further developing LEED to measure social impact, and working with a community as a design partner.  Speakers included Bryan Bell, founder of the Public Interest Design Institute and co-founder of SEED, Sam De Jong, project designer with BNIM, Jamie Blosser, founder of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, John Quale, Director of UVA’s graduate architecture program, Omar Hakeem, Associate Director at bcWORKSHOP, and Rick Hauser, founding partner of In.Site: Architecture.

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Bryan Bell lecturing at the Public Interest Design Institute workshop.
Photo Credit: Mardita Murphy

Contributed by Monica Browning [4th] year

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