Race & Architecture: Housing and the Role of the Designer

While design alone will not solve housing affordability, wealth disparities and gentrification issues, we also cannot sit back and wait for others to act. Architects must consider not only who they are designing for, but who they are designing with.

Join us for a conversation with architects who have shifted their practice to be more intentional in their design and values. Our panelists will discuss how to identify the role of the architect in perpetuating housing inequalities or resisting in them.

Moderator:
Dr. Taylor Cain
Director of Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab City of Boston

Panelists:
Rodger Brown
Managing Director, Real Estate Development, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

Andre Brumfield, Assoc. AIA
Cities & Urban Design Leader, Design Director, Principal, Gensler

Siboney Díaz-Sánchez AIA
Architect and Enterprise Rose Fellow, Opportunity Communities

Katie Swenson Assoc. AIA
Senior Principal, MASS Design Group

Hosts:
Gregory O. Minott AIA
Managing Principal, DREAM Collaborative LLC
2020 Vice-President/President Elect, BSA

Natasha Espada AIA
founder and Principal, STUDIO ENÉE
2020 President, BSA

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