AIAEB Lecture Series: Institutional
Join us as we look at the influence of healthcare, education, recreation, and public works in the East Bay with Marc L’Italien, Clarence D. Mamuyac Jr., Chuck Davis, and Kit Ratcliff.
This panel will be moderated by Ursula Currie, our 2023 Board President.
5:30 Hors D’oeuvres accompanied by beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages
6:00 Program start
About Your Panelists
Marc is a Principal at HGA specializing in cultural and higher education projects. His commitment to innovative planning, design and sustainability has resulted in extraordinary projects that have a lasting impact on their communities. His design portfolio includes museums, science centers, aquariums and zoos, learning environments, civic buildings, and urban design and community engagement projects. As a key leader of the firm’s nationally recognized Arts, Community and Education (ACE) Practice Group, Marc provides strategic planning, project leadership and design expertise to further strengthen HGA’s growing West Coast presence.
As Senior Principal and a Founding Principal, Charles Davis has been a key contributor to EHDD’s body of work as well as an important developer of the firm’s architectural philosophy and practice. With nearly 50 years of experience, Chuck is recognized as an expert in the design of aquariums, zoos, and museums. In 2003, Charles Davis received the Maybeck award from the AIA California Council in recognition of his outstanding achievement in architectural design. In 2010, he received the Wendy Fisher Award, Association of Zoos and Aquariums for “his inventive, inclusive and inquisitive spirit and for his transformative contributions to aquarium design”.
Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr.
Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is President and CEO of ELS, which he joined in 1983. As a leading voice on design practices for community-focused projects in education and recreation, Clarence is known for working closely with clients on the development of outreach and consensus- building efforts that lead to robust design solutions. Clarence has spoken at conferences and in the media on topics in campus and sports design. A Fellow of the AIA and a past president of AIA East Bay, he is also a past board member of AIA California. He chaired the Dean’s Advisory Council at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, from which he received a Master’s in Architecture with distinction and an undergraduate degree with majors in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Kit carries on a three-generation family tradition in the practice of architecture and is the Chairman of the Board of the firm his grandfather founded in 1906, Ratcliff. As the visionary thought leader of the firm for over 30 years, Kit continues to expand the ways the firm can bring value to their clients and beyond. He brought Lean thinking to the firm 20 years ago, which has since become a mainstream technique, and he developed a number of tools for sustainable design. Kit spent most of his career designing non-living systems – architecture – for living communities, with the goal of improving their lives in a sustainable relationship with the earth. In the last ten years, he has found a more profound and powerful way to accomplish this goal: working with people in their places from a living systems perspective, to develop ways they can add value to human, social, natural, built and financial capitals.
Typically, people maximize one or more of these capitals in their endeavors, at the expense of other capitals. In the living systems approach, there is a commitment to lifting up all five capitals – one identifies and develops new ways which lift up the living systems which certainly includes architecture and the built environment, but sees them as supporting systems whose function is to contribute to vitality and viability in the living systems that use them. Kit has studied Regenerative Design with the Regenesis Group, an internationally known alliance of interdisciplinary experts from around the world, practicing within the living systems approach.
About Your Moderator
Ursula Currie is a licensed architect practicing in the Bay Area since 1990. Ursula is a Senior Associate at Perkins & Will, San Francisco. As an AIA East Bay board member she is committed to supporting all ecological endeavors within our profession, to help ensure a healthier planet.