Day 1: Thursday, June 24 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM (PDT)
New Ideas: A Look at Cities / Post-COVID19
American’s ideas about the form of cities are changing. We’ll examine the shifting definitions of urbanism, envisioning revised zoning for increased density, land use strategies that could green our streets and how these strategies can make our urban environments healthier and more equitable.
Eric Shaw, Director, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, City and County of San Francisco
Chelsea Johnson, AIA, Associate, David Baker Architects
David Sim, Partner/Creative Director, Gehl Architecture
Maia Small, Principal Urban Designer, SF Planning
Alexandra Vondeling, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Opticos Design
(Day 1) Learning Objectives
- Learn how municipalities including San Francisco are addressing the need for more housing within the established urban fabric.
- Hear from practitioners and municipal officials about strategies for making housing more attainable and about recognizing the importance a dynamic and interactive urban fabric has on livability.
- Understand the meaning of missing middle residential development and the implications of this intermediate scale on domestic and public life in our cities.
- Discover ways architects can find opportunities in this growing development space and the regulation formulae and design implications of working in at this scale.
Day 2: Friday, June 25 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM (PDT)
New Designs: A Look at Right-sized Urban Solutions / Case Studies
What’s the current housing agenda for San Francisco, and how are architects responding to the demands and opportunities presented by the shifting parameters for new housing? We’ll review several case studies of current designs for San Francisco and other cities in California that offer progressive alternatives to the status quo.
Kristen Sidell, AIA LEED AP, Founding Principal / Architect, Sidell Pakravan Architects
Patricia Centeno, Associate Principal, BAR Architects
Ken Lowney, Founder/President, Lowney Architecture
Hector M. Perez, Design Principal/Owner, De-Arc; Graduate Programs Coordinator, Woodbury University, San Diego
Patrick Tighe, FAIA, Principal, Patrick Tighe Architecture
(Day 2) Learning Objectives
- Explore recent designs for missing middle housing in California cities and learn the challenges and potential gains these new developments offer existing communities.
- Hear design professionals describe their approach to design and project management strategies for delivering mid-scale infill residential projects.
- Learn about alternative residential programs, including co-living and co-housing, that enable greater density, attainable housing and sustainability benefits.
- Understand the challenges and benefits for architects working in these mid-scale typologies and where opportunities for design professionals lie in the future.
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