EVENTS
DESIGN FOR DIGNITY:
AN AIA|LA CONFERENCE FOR HOUSING

Catalyzed by the homelessness crisis in the Los Angeles region, the AIA|LA Design for Dignity Conference serves as a forum for the architectural community to coalesce around, initiate, and fulfill strategies that reduce homelessness and increase housing affordability.


WHEN | WHERE

Friday, July 13, 2018

8:00am-3:30pm

Studio-MLA

FULL SCHEDULE

The full D4D3 schedule online here.

Speaker bios here.

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TICKETS

$95 for AIA Members

$135 to the public

PRESENTED BY

The AIA|LA thanks Egan | Simon Architecture who are supporting discourse and action on homelessness and housing affordability as D4D’s Presenting Underwriter.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

6.5 Health|Safety|Welfare Learning Units available.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To support Design for Dignity as a sponsor, with visibility and tickets for your firm, check back in Spring 2019.


DETAILS

Design for Dignity 3 will connect together a multidisciplinary set of practitioners and highlight opportunities for how to implement design solutions that can enliven the human spirit of our neighborhoods.

 

Proposition HHH will fund $1.2 Billion in Permanent Supportive Housing over the next ten years. The County’s Measure H will provide $355 annually for the next ten years to fund services and programs to prevent and mitigate the impacts of homelessness. LA City Council recently passed the PSH Ordinance to streamline the development of this desperately needed housing. Other ordinances have also recently passed that facilitate the conversion of motels into affordable housing, or facilitate the creation of more accessory dwelling units and garage-conversions, etc. There was even a County Arts Commission competition for how to deliver more ADU’s countywide.

In 2017, California legislators passed 15 housing-related bills that all attempt to provide a pathway forward to allow more housing in our neighborhoods. Furthermore, on the docket for this year: The 2018 Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act, if the voters approve in November 2018, will provide $4 Billion in funding sources.

 

Clearly, we’ve made it a priority to commit to the resources we need. Now it’s time to further connect with our neighbors and our communities and seek effective pathways forward to implement housing solutions as quickly as possible.

 

How do we best utilize these new tools, resources and strategies?

 

What’s the role of the architect and the designer?


2018 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Alice Kimm, FAIA
Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
Angela Brooks, FAIA
Managing Principal, Brooks + Scarpa
Christopher Hawthorne
Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles
Celina Alvarez
Executive Director, Housing Works
Gio Aliano, AIA
Senior Vice President, Architecture + Principal Architect, Abode Communities
Jenna Hornstock
Executive Officer, Transit Oriented Communities, METRO

Jennifer Schab, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Jerry Ramirez
Manager, Homeless Initiative, Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles
John Friedman, FAIA
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
John S. Egan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal Architect, Egan | Simon Architecture
KeAndra D. Cylear Dodds
Senior Program Director, Policy and Special Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Darci Niva
Coalition Director, Westside Coalition

Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
Founder + Principal, Brooks + Scarpa
Leigh Christy, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Perkins+Will
Mark Casanova
Executive Director, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA
Past-President, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles & President, Lehrer Architects LA
Robin Hughes
President and CEO, Abode Communities
Rushmore D. Cervantes
General Manager, Housing + Community Investment Department, City of Los Angeles

Simon Ha, AIA, LEED AP
Partner, Steinberg Hart
William Huang
Director, Department of Housing, City of Pasadena

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Throughout the year, the AIA|LA Design for Dignity Task Force on homelessness and housing affordability facilitates conference and related goals.