A round table on architectural issues


The recent Architecture Matters article in Soapbox, How Stuff Gets Built, endeavored to explain the development process of commercial and residential properties. To continue the discussion, five architects representing a range of work will have an interactive conversation to delve deeper into the topics covered in the article, including encouraging sustainability and opportunities to improve what is built and how it is done. Questions from the public will be answered throughout the program. Join us on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, via Zoom from 4:30 p.m. Prior registration is required.

During the discussion, you will hear:

  • Steve Kenat, AIA, Director of Community Development at GBBN, leads residential, civic, non-profit and library projects. An active participant in the Urban Land Institute, he advances the conversation on the connection between equity, affordability and thriving communities.
  • Doug Kramer, AIA, vice president of architecture at AN Architects Inc., part of Al. Neyer, is known for his ability to champion large-scale conceptual design for commercial and healthcare projects. He is passionate about innovative architecture that achieves user business goals.
  • Rick Meyer, AIA, architect and business manager at Meyer Brothers & Sons has been in the business since he was a child, working with his uncles and cousins ​​on construction sites. After earning his license as a professional architect, he helped transform the business from renovation alone to design | to build | remodel.
  • Sheri Scott, AIA, Founder and Principal Architect at Springhouse Architects and Springhouse Structures, is an award-winning residential architect, designing unique projects nationwide. Scott recently launched Springhouse Structures to work with clients through a complex custom home building project from concept to occupancy.
  • Carl Sterner, AIA, Director of Design and Sustainability at Sol design + consulting, oversees the architectural design studio and manages the design and delivery of highly sustainable projects, including several Net Zero Energy commercial and residential projects, LEED Platinum and Passive House.

If you’re curious about what gets built and how projects are designed and developed – whether it’s the house next door, a mixed-use building in your neighborhood’s business district, or large projects in downtown – this program is for you. Residents and business owners can influence the development process in their communities, but only if they understand how things are built. Join us to learn more.

Event: How Things Are Built: A Roundtable on Architecture
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event via Zoom
Cost to attend: Ticket office, free event
Who should attend: Residential and commercial real estate developers, builders, architects, designers, real estate and finance professionals, design, architecture and planning students, community development companies and community boards, or anyone curious about #howstuffgetsbuilt.
RSVP HERE: A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you once you register for the event.

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