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    New Again: Old Buildings Reimagined

    Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


    $10, Student / $20, Members /  $25, General



    Why is adaptive reuse such an enduring concept? What are its short term gains and long term benefits? What can adaptive reuse look like for contemporary times?

    Join panelists David K. Plotkin, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal in Charge of Community Practice at WDA (William Duff Architects); Elizabeth Jackson, Founder of Elizabeth Rose Jackson Interiors and former Senior Interior Architect at Ken Fulk, Inc; and Chris Foley, Director at Ground Matrix.

    The panel will present a behind-the-scenes look at select adaptive reuse projects: 1275 Folsom and Saint Joseph's Arts Society and the Center for Architecture + Design. The panel will go beyond the cyclical adaptive reuse buzz, as well as their projects' awards, accolades and pretty pictures to share their stories on successfully delivering adaptive reuse projects to clients and communities.

    This event includes panelist presentations and a panel discussion followed by an open discussion with the audience led by moderator Lisa Boquiren.


    (Moderator) Lisa Boquiren, Brand Strategist + Architecture Aficionada   

    Lisa brings insight, ideas and strategy to creative businesses as a brand strategist and marketing advisor. Previously, as director of marketing at the San Francisco Design Center, and at EHDD, she oversaw major rebranding initiatives. She also produces, and moderates, convergent conversations on topics such as the creative process, brand messaging and equity at AIA Los Angeles, AIA San Francisco and San Francisco Design Week. For the latest in her Practice series (2012-present), Lisa conceived of, and moderated The Purposeful Practice: Making Best Places to Work (2023). The former chair of the AIA SF Communications Committee (2009-2014) she is editorial advisor for Small Firms, Great Projects. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors for UPAAA (University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America) for whom she recently produced and moderated, Woman of Color: A Conversation on The Life and Art of Pacita Abad (2024).

    David K. Plotkin, AIA LEED AP, NCARB, Principal - Community Practice
    William Duff Architects (WDA)

    David brings to WDA his expertise in sustainable, forward-thinking architecture. As a leader in WDA’s community practice, David adeptly formulates responsible modern design solutions. He thrives on negotiating challenges and practicing conservation by blending old and new in existing buildings. Previously, David founded and operated his own Tucson, Arizona firm, where he concentrated on commercial and residential projects built with environmentally responsible practices. He has also designed and managed projects for firms including Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Morphosis Architects. A California and Arizona Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, David earned his Bachelor’s in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. He is a past member of the City of Richmond Design Review Board, and past Board Member for the U.S. Green Building Council, Southern Arizona Branch. His passion for sustainable design comes from a sense of personal responsibility which he believes should be inherent in contemporary architecture.

    Elizabeth Jackson, Founder
    Elizabeth Rose Jackson Interiors

    Elizabeth spent nearly a decade leading the interior architecture and design on many projects at Ken Fulk Inc. — notably, Legacy Records, Carbone, Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, Felix Roasting Co., Miller & Lux and The Quin House. She previously worked at ARUP, and at EHDD, did print and pattern at Pottery Barn, and started her career doing custom residential design on San Juan Island. She now leads her own firm, Elizabeth Rose Jackson Interiors, based out of San Anselmo, CA. She is leads the design on residential and commercial projects around the country. Elizabeth received her Masters of Architecture from the California College of the Arts, and her BA in Art and Architectural History from the University of Washington. At UW, she was a proud member of the Varsity Sailing Team, traveling nationally to sail competitively.

    Chris Foley, Director
    Ground Matrix

    Chris has spent the last 30 years focused on real estate primarily in San Francisco. He started Polaris Pacific with partners and left that company 8 years ago to focus on real estate development. His specialty is large complicated projects where his job is around land acquisition and pre-development work. He also likes complicated rehabilitation projects like Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco. As he puts it, "The project is one of the more amazing things I ever worked on. If not for Ken Fulk (designer-user), Doug Ross (contractor) and myself all coming together to develop the project, it would probably still be vacant and eye sore."


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    Thursday, May 23, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
    $10 – $25
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    Center for Architecture + Design
    140 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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