Building Voices (Sustainability): Thinking BIG: Planning Sustainable Futures (National)
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Building Voices: Foresight is 2020: Session C1: SUSTAINABILITY (National)

 Export to Your Calendar 11/4/2020
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
United States
Contact: AIA Honolulu
(808) 628-7243

Online registration is available until: 11/4/2020
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All sessions are FREE but advanced registration is required to receive our Zoom invitation one day before the webinar.

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The BUILDING VOICES symposium is an annual ideas + action festival that engages diverse design perspectives as a framework for responding to the contemporary challenges and opportunities experienced in Hawai‘i. As the fourth event in series, which is jointly hosted by AIA Honolulu and the UH Mānoa School of Architecture, BUILDING VOICES: FORESIGHT IS 20/20 will focus on highlighting strategies for employing design in insightful ways, with clarity of intent, to achieve aspirational outcomes.


In a year which has seen unprecedented questioning of the social, environmental, cultural, political, and educational status quo, the symposium presents a unique opportunity to boldly envision how design can help both stimulate and participate in advancing new normals. The theme for this year’s event, FORESIGHT IS 20/20, focuses on projecting how we as a community can move forward in proactive and progressive ways beyond reflecting on the limitations of the current context and practices. With an eye toward the future, the week-long series of nine virtual presentations will gather national and local designers to discuss how they see learning, housing, community, equity, and sustainability through the lens of architecture.


TITLE - Thinking BIG: Planning Sustainable Futures

As we strive toward a more sustainable and resilient future, pursuing progressive visions, leveraging emerging technologies, and defining ambitious performance goals become prerequisites for making impactful change of the status quo.  Through the individual and collaborative work of Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) and Atelier Ten, we will take a look at innovative ways in which design can test and advance how our urban fabric can be rebalanced to connect people, technology, and nature.


  • Yu Inamoto, Senior Architect, BIG
  • Emilie Hagen, Associate Director, Atelier Ten

AIA/CES LU - Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW). AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

REGISTER - All sessions are FREE but advanced registration is required to receive our Zoom invitation one day before the webinar.

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