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Fresh Brew | The Makers Series | Making: To Define (Episode #1)
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3-program pass available to attend the full series (ends 3/16 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time)
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we live in a rich and complex world of makers. With this series we want to dig deeper into what it means to be a maker. Are we all makers? What is the internal instinct or drive to be a maker? Is a maker the 21st century craftsperson with modern tools and technology? As we progress with the design of AIASF and the Center for A+D's new headquarters where architects at Aidlin Darling make the conscious act of folding in the hand of the maker, we want to have some open-ended conversations with a selection of some San Francisco Bay Area Makers that are creating a broader niche for the themselves by involving nature, community, architecture, experimental materials and relationships to bring their ideas to the fore.
Christi Azevedo’s work was seeded early and intertwines the experimentation of making and the practicing of architecture. Her work mainly focuses in the urban realm, but a special place in the Sierra Foothills started to inform her practice with a rural typology. Driven to fold in the hand of the maker, Christi will speak to the palatable feel of making that is expressed in the different scales and contexts of her work.
Moderated by Lise de Vito, Design Industry Relations and Strategy, Henrybuilt; Owner, Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction
Christi Azevedo, Architect, Azevedo Design
Christi Azevedo graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Architecture in 1992. Favoring fabrication over drafting, she began combining wood and steel to create a variety of limited edition furniture. Custom commissions soon followed and the projects expanded into larger installations and various materials. Using her own living spaces as places for experimentation, Azevedo gained intimate knowledge of the building process. This gave her an insider’s awareness of budget and constructability and the ability to push humble materials to new limits. Expanding on this experience, Azevedo Design has been providing architectural services since 2007. A commitment to green building can be seen in Azevedo’s focus on urban infill projects and a sensitivity to the value of existing architecture.
(Moderator) Lise de Vito, Design Industry Relations and Strategy, Henrybuilt; Owner, Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction
Lise de Vito's passion for design, architecture and creative acts began early in life, influenced by a family of architects, industrial designers and artists. Evident in the graphic quality of her work is a strong ability to innovate. Lise’s professional experience covers a diverse range of project types including residential, retail and commercial. The design of award winning, urban-infill residential development work is a constant thread throughout Lise's professional focus; vertically integrated projects from land acquisition to design|build brought to market. Lise received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, after which she worked for firms on the East and West Coast before joining Jim Zack to form Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction. Although Lise remains an owner of ZdV, she joined Henrybuilt to bring her industry knowledge and diverse trade relationships to act in a strategic, forward facing role for the company.
Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design. Fresh Brew provides the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration during these challenging times.