AIAEB Lecture Series: Multi-Family Housing
These architects challenge how housing can be transformative. Join us for a conversation on multi-family housing with Stanley Saitowitz, Richard Stacy, David Trachtenberg, and Rod Henmi.
This panel will be moderated by Jessica Musick.
About Your Panelists
Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is an Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor, Harvard University GSD (1991-2), the Bruce Goff Professor, University of Norman, Oklahoma (1993), UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, and University of Texas at Austin. He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.
Richard Stacy, FAIA is a founding Partner of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects with over 40 years of experience designing and facilitating construction of many distinctive building in the San Francisco Bay Area. His award-winning designs include institutional, commercial, and residential projects in both new construction and adaptive reuse of historic structures.
David Trachtenberg is the Founding Principal of Trachtenberg architects, a firm of 32+ years which has developed a reputation for getting projects approved in the East Bay’s most contentious cities. Trachtenberg has experience working in a wide range of project types – every kind of housing, commercial buildings, restaurants, institutional buildings and private homes. As an avid student of architectural history Trachtenberg has deliberately avoided the development a signature style or brand and instead has sought to take cues from clients, context, and the tectonics of the program to inform his design work. The 17 person firm is based in Berkeley with a satellite office in Mexico City.
David earned a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Rod Henmi has compiled a distinguished career as an award-winning architect, educator and advocate for social justice. His professional career focuses on community-oriented projects such as housing, schools and municipal buildings. He is deeply committed to furthering opportunities for minority architects and serves on the board of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). As a result of his career achievements and influence on the profession, he was invested in 2011 into the elite College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
About Your Moderator
As a principal in KTGY’s Oakland office, Jessica Musick is committed to high-quality innovative design. Jessica joined KTGY in 2003 and plays an integral role in establishing the design vision for new opportunities and leading teams through design approvals. Focusing on urban-infill mixed-use developments, she believes that architecture should be deeply rooted in the community where it sits, responsibly responding to client goals, community needs and the urban context.