Building Voices Symposium: Foresight is 20/20
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BUILDING VOICES SYMPOSIUM: FORESIGHT IS 20/20

November 2-6 | FREE LU & HSW Webinars

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.

SYMPOSIUM THEME    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.

SCHEDULE    The BUILDING VOICES: FORESIGHT IS 20/20 symposium will organize a series of daily on-line presentations and discussions with each focused around one of five core issue areas including, education, equity, sustainability, community, and housing. Topics will be explored from a broader perspective during lunchtime sessions featuring national speakers and then from a local point of view within the afternoon programs lead by members of the Hawaii-based design community as outlined below:


DESIGN SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE NOV 2 - 6, 2020

RSVP Below for our FREE Webinars. 
A few days before the event we will email you the zoom invitation for each session

View Event Flyer with Schedule and Speaker Bio's (PDF).

A. EDUCATION - Monday, November 2

 Session A1 Education (National)   11:30am-1:00pm    HSW

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New School: Challenging the Conventional Classroom

Brian Masuda, Associate Principal, Ennead Architects
Chris Andreacola, Associate Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Dana Getman, Principal, SHoP Architects

 Session A2 Education (Local)   4:00pm-5:30pm    HSW

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Envisioning 21st Century Schools in Hawai‘i

Sean Baumes, Senior Associate, WCIT Architecture
Karen Sakamoto, Principal, Next Design
Mark Ayers, Associate, Ferraro Choi


B. EQUITY - Tuesday, November 3

 Session B1 Equity (National + Local)   11:30am-1:00pm

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How We Build Equity Into Hawai‘i’s Design Profession

Howard Mack, Assistant Professor, Morgan State University
Dr. Akiemi Glenn, Executive Director, Popolo Project
Kapua Pimentel, Architectural Designer, Ferraro Choi and Associates
Ramsey R.M. Taum, Cultural Sustainability Planner, PBR Hawaii
Cathi Ho Schar, Asst Prof & Dir, UH Community Design Center


C. SUSTAINABILITY - Wednesday, November 4

 Session C1 Sustainability (National)   11:30am-1:00pm    HSW

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Thinking BIG: Planning Sustainable Futures

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


 Session C2 Sustainability (Local)   4:00pm-5:30pm    HSW

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Adapting to Change: Honolulu’s Climate Adaptation Design
Principles For Urban Development

Harrison Rue, Community Building & TOD Administrator, C&C of Honolulu
Andrew Tang, TOD Honolulu, City & County of Honolulu
Melissa May, Senior Planner & Resilience Practice Leader, SSFM


D. COMMUNITY - Thursday, November 5

 Session D1 Community (National)   11:30am-1:00pm

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Fostering Connections

Michelle Delk, Partner/Discipline Director,Landscape, Snøhetta XXX

 

 Session D2 Community (Local)   4:00pm-5:30pm

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Community Placemaking in Hawai‘i

Nathan Saint Clare, Principal, AHL


E. HOUSING - Friday, November 6

 Session E1 Housing (National)   11:30am-1:00pm     HSW

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Crafting the Contemporary Vernacular

Todd Matthes, Associate, Olson Kundig
Graham Hart, Founding Partner, kokomo studio

 

 Session E2 Housing (Local)   4:00pm-5:30pm    HSW

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Models of Affordability: Case Studies for Affordable Housing

Steve Teves, Principal, DPI
Kanako Furchi, DPI
Makani Maeva, CEO, Ahe Group
Jim Stone, Principal, G70
Chretien Macutay, Associate, G70



Sponsorship Opportunities: Ad Spot & Prize Giveaway

We are offering two types of promotional opportunities for our Symposium which will be comprised of nine (9) individual seminars, two per day from Monday, Nov. 2 – Friday, Nov. 6. and there will be a total of two one (1) commercial spot and one (1) prize giveaway per seminar.  Read about our sponsorship opportunities.

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