Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Illinois School of Architecture’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) will hold its 2017 Symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, in Temple Buell Hall. The symposium’s theme is Design + Public Impact.

Keynote speaker for the event is Rosa Sheng, AIA, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and Founding Chairperson, Equity by Design. She will speak on “Why Equity Matters for Everyone: A New Value Proposition for Design” on February 3 (Friday) at 5:30 p.m. in Plym Auditorium, immediately following a 5 p.m. reception in the TBH Blicharski Atrium.

On February 4 (Saturday), symposium speakers from the profession will include Andre Brumfield (Design Director aand Firmwide Practice Area Leader for Planning + Urban Design at Gensler), Katherine Darnstadt (Founder and Principal at Latent Design), Michael Ford (BRANDNU Design), Bryan Lee (Eskew+Dumez+Ripple), Jose Pareja (Principal at JP Architects, Ltd.), and Cesar Santoy (Principal at Studio ARQ). Faculty and staff at Illinois will also speak, including Dr. Kathryn Anthony (Architecture), Dr. Lynne Dearborn (Architecture), Dr. Andrew Greenlee (Urban and Regional Planning), Angela King (Facilities and Services), Dr. Ruby Mendenhall (African American Studies), and Dr. Ken Salo (Urban and Regional Planning).

The symposium’s organizers are Jesse Han, Andres Cuevas-Robles, Sierra Heckman, Esther Cho, and Alexus Davis. The NOMAS chapter’s faculty advisor if Professor Kathryn Anthony.

For the full symposium schedule and registration information, see http://nomasillinois.wixsite.com/nomasillinois/2017-symposium