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    DESIGN & ADVOCACY: Lessons from the work of Marsha Maytum, FAIA

    Wednesday, May 29, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    “You can design one building at a time and, of course, they have impact.
    But the impact you can have beyond the property line of your buildings
    is equally, if not more, significant.”
    — Marsha Maytum, FAIA, 1954-2024 —

    In an era of unprecedented change and challenge, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, helped to redefine the role of the architect in society. She believed that we can no longer afford to be simply form makers — we must learn to focus the transformative power of design and advocacy to lead our communities toward a just, resilient, carbon neutral future for all. Design & Advocacy is a compendium of lessons learned during a nearly half-century career devoted to making the world a better place.

    On view in the Center for Architecture + Design gallery through July 5, this exhibition opening will feature a live discussion among leading California architects of different generations about the future of the profession: Angela Brooks, FAIA, of Brooks + Scarpa Architects; Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, FAIA, of EHDD Architecture; and Katie Ackerly, AIA, of David Baker Architects; moderated by Gwen Fuertes, AIA, of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

    Image credit: Berkeley Way / by Bruce Damonte

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    Gwen Fuertes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate
    Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

    Gwen is a Building Scientist who heads up sustainability and post-occupancy research efforts at LMSA, and she is currently a member of the AIA Strategic Council. Gwen is passionate about mentorship and education, and has held lecturer positions in architecture, buildings and performance at both California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. She has participated in the AIA National 2030 Working Group and the USGBC National LEED Technical Committee. Her projects include the adaptive reuse of Fort Mason's Pier 2 for the San Francisco Art Institute, the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, and the Dwinelle Annex Renovation for the Disabled Students' Program at UC Berkeley.

    Angela Brooks, FAIA,
    Managing Principal, Brooks+Scarpa

    Angela is the Managing Principal for Brooks+Scarpa, where she leads the firm's sustainable initiatives. She is the recipient of the 2022 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, as well as the 2021 Maybeck Award - she is the first woman to ever receive California's highest architectural honor. She is a recognized leader in the field of environmental and sustainable design and construction, and has pioneered more holistic ways of delivering affordable housing, sustainable architecture, and advances in social equity.

    Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal/Partner, EHDD

    Jennifer is a distinguished design leader for evolving trends in learning environments across multiple project types, from libraries to museums and educational spaces. Her key strength is an ability to effectively engage the community—the public at large, project stakeholders, the design team, and firm members. For Jennifer, engaging people is a way to discover a common vision, to incorporate fundamental values and goals, and thereby to represent a community with conviction. Throughout a career spanning 25 years, Jennifer’s rich portfolio includes projects that reflect an unwavering commitment to her clients. Her work has been recognized with a National AIA Honor Award for Design.

    Katie Ackerly, AIA, CPHC
    Principal &  Sustainable Design Director, David Baker Architects

    Katie is DBA's sustainable design lead, an industry thought-leader, and an advocate for building decarbonization and housing resilience. Katie draws on a background in building science and energy-efficiency, including graduate studies with the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. Within DBA and beyond, she works to expand understanding, partnerships, and best practices in order to advance climate-responsive housing that supports people and communities.

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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