Stephanie Houston, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Urban Matters, and Katie Crepeau, Co-Founder and Project Director of Urban Matters, will present on Urban Matters and NOMADgardens. Urban Matters is a small design lab that provides creative design solutions for activation of interior and exterior spaces through strategic stakeholder alignments and keen building process knowledge. NOMADgardens is the design lab’s current project, activating vacant lots with gardens, events and workshops for neighborhood use to help Mission Bay residents (gardeners, artists and social butterflies) grow their own food near their homes, have a place to informally meet, learn and gather with neighbors, and improve the residential feeling of Mission Bay through a nomadic transportable raised bed system.
About the Presenters:
Stephanie Houston: Stephanie is the Co-Founder + Creative Director of Urban Matters. She is a change agent and design opportunist dedicated to empowering communities through design. Her 9+ years of designing memorials, multi-family residential, K-12 education, commercial and urban design in both the US and Europe provide her with a breadth of experience in both the design and execution of built projects. An award winning designer, Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. She is a guest tutor at Immersion Workshop and sits as a guest critic for the University of Colorado and California College of Arts.
Katie Crepeau: Katie is the Co-Founder + Project Director of Urban Matters. She has been working in the field of architecture for six years after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her wide range of project experience, from single-family homes to multi-story commercial renovations, has developed her ability to balance challenges presented by various stakeholders while finding solutions that blend functionality and aesthetics. She has a strong passion for finding opportunities to connect design professionals with positive, world changing organizations and using a creative, thoughtful, and thorough design process to produce well-documented and coherent projects.
Urban Matters is a small design lab that provides creative design solutions for activation of interior and exterior spaces through strategic stakeholder alignments and keen building process knowledge.
We believe GOOD design brings happiness to people and cities, which is why we partner with individuals and organizations that share our values and seek to improve our earth and people’s lives.
Our mission is to create engaging spaces that establish and empower citizen-sustained communities.
Our three core values are: Impact Joyfully, Collaborate Deliberately, and Innovate Disruptively.
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