Nationally Recognized Award Winning Designers are lined up to speak at our Convention this year! Read on to view our speaker list…and stay tuned! We will be releasing speaker spotlights over the course of the next few weeks leading up to convention.
Steve Dumez, FAIA – Partner, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple / “Building Community”
“Resilient Design goes beyond sustainability to create structures that respond to their surroundings and their climate and facilitate the rebuilding of communities in the wake of natural disaster,” says Steve Dumez, FAIA.
Dumez will discuss resilient design and the importance of community engagement as part of the design process for livable, sustainable communities during his presentation at the AIA Tennessee Expo and Convention in Nashville, TN., July 30-August 1. Read more.
General Session Speakers
Angie Brooks, FAIA, Principal – Brooks + Scarpa / “Architects & Cities”
You may have seen the USA Network “Character Approved” video featuring Angela Brooks in her own award-winning green home in Los Angeles. She strolls through the house, dubbed the “Solar Umbrella,” showcasing its shiny energy panels, movable bookshelves, and sun-dappled living spaces…Read more.
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Wendell Burnette, AIA – Wendell Burnette Architects / “Crafting Place”
“Great architecture can happen anywhere, any place.”
That was the closing comment of our interview with Wendell Burnette, AIA, who said place is the operative word for his presentation at the AIA Tennessee 2014 Convention & Expo in Nashville July 30-August 1…Read more.
William Carpenter, FAIA – Lightroom
Stephen Chung, AIA – Host of Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture
Wanting to share his love for architecture with the general public, Boston’s Stephen Chung created a new public television show, Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture. The show premiered on a number of national stations in April and is scheduled to air on some Tennessee PBS stations starting June 22. Read more.
Susannah Drake, FASLA, AIA – Founding Principal of Dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc / “WPA 2.0: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology and Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure”
Art meets science in the award-winning, multidisciplinary firm of dlandstudio in Brooklyn, NY.
It was founded in 2005 by Susannah Drake, who melds the scientific and the creative in the design of projects she hopes will make cities more ecologically, economically and culturally productive.
Drake shares an affinity for both worlds; her father was a geo-physicist and she thought about becoming a geologist at one point. Instead, she gravitated toward architecture and landscape architecture, graduating from Harvard with master’s degrees in both fields. She actually had three degrees and initially couldn’t find a job…Read more.
Ed Feiner, FAIA – Principal, Perkins+Will
Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA, LEED AP – Kuth/Ranieri Architects / “Curious Scales”
If Kuth/Ranieri Architects in San Francisco has an overriding “signature touch” or theme on its projects, it’s research.
Co-founder Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA, said research plays a critical role in the work of Kuth/Ranieri Architects. They begin by rethinking how materials and assembly can shape a project, inform the design process early on, and integrate all scales of a building…Read more.