Architecture, Social Innovation and the Underserved

Thursday, May 10
Please RSVP to– this event is free and open to all!

Please join the Women in Architecture this Thursday, May 10th at 6:00pm for our May event “Architecture, Social Innovation and the Underserved,” presented by Samantha Given-Dennis of Public Architecture.

About the Presenter:
Public Architecture team member Samantha Given-Dennis will lead a presentation about architects that are starting nonprofits, taking on pro bono projects, and creating new business practices to deliver services to low-income and underserved communities. The presentation will draw from perspectives in the audience to discuss the promotion of social innovation in the built environment and the advancement of this movement of designers towards the social sector.

Public Architecture is a nonprofit organization that leverages the design of the built environment as a tool for social gain. Through The 1% pro bono design program, design initiatives, events, and publications, it works to expand the design profession beyond its traditional boundaries to improve underserved communities.

At Public Architecture, Samantha is responsible for logistical management, program support, and communications. In addition to design, Samantha has worked for nonprofits in microfinance and social entrepreneurship.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College, where she studied sociopolitical currents in Latin America.

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