AIAEB Lecture Series: Single Family Housing
This project type allows for the exploration of ideas at an intimate scale. Join us for a conversation on single family housing with Richard Fernau, Anni Tilt, Robert Swatt, and Eric Haesloop.
5:30 Hors D’oeuvres accompanied by beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages
6:00 Program start
About Your Panelists
Richard Fernau, FAIA, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with honors with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1969 and a Masters of Architecture in 1974 from the University of California at Berkeley. Richard opened his own practice in 1977. His work, including an unsolicited proposal for a “green” redesign of the Carter White House submitted in concert with the Friends of the Earth, won a number of awards and was published internationally. Richard is a Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, where he has taught design and theory since 1981. He was profiled as a teacher/practitioner in the “ The Chronicle of Higher Education” in 1998. In 1980 he joined forces with Laura Hartman, forming Fernau + Hartman Architects. Elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1995, Richard has served on a number of architectural juries including the Progressive Architecture Awards and as an evaluator for the MacArthur Awards. Richard’s work ranges from furniture design to large-scale master plans.
Anni worked for eight years with internationally-acclaimed Fernau and Hartman Architects, and DEGW – an innovative London-based firm specializing in workplace design – as well as a construction coordinator for a major building contractor in Seattle. With a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, Anni explored ecological use of wood in construction, taught structures and design, and was awarded the Branner Traveling Fellowship while pursuing an M.Arch at UC Berkeley. Always interested in the intersection of art and science, Anni is a founding member of CASBA, and has served on numerous award juries.
Robert opened his own firm in 1975. From 1977 to 1984 he was a principal of Swatt & Stein Architects, and in 1984 founded Swatt Architects in San Francisco. In 2009, Swatt Architects merged with George Miers & Associates, becoming Swatt | Miers Architects, based in Emeryville, California. Swatt | Miers has built an international reputation for design excellence. Projects Robert has worked on include award-winning and internationally acclaimed private residences throughout California and in Hawaii, Colorado, Canada, India, and Spain.
Eric Haesloop FAIA heads Turnbull Griffin Haesloop from the Berkeley, California studio. Eric graduated with honors from Washington University after studying abroad at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the University of Tübingen, Germany. He received his Master of Architecture from Yale and worked for Cesar Pelli and Associates. Eric joined William Turnbull Associates in 1985 and worked closely with William Turnbull until his death in 1997 when Eric and partner Mary Griffin founded Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. Eric has taught architectural design at Stanford and UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley he was a Friedman Visiting Professor in 2008. He continues to be inspired by the California landscape and leads the studio in seeking and developing new design responses to the changing environment.
About Your Moderator
Jaime is a licensed architect and Principal at DAHLIN. Born and raised in the East Bay, she has always been passionate about the charm of the Bay Area. With an expertise in residential design, she is equally adept at leading teams in serving the goals and needs of established, experienced homebuilders as she is at coaching emerging builders for success.
A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she initially began her career designing K-12 educational architecture. As an active member of AIA, she became co-chair of AIA East Bay’s Young Architects/Emerging Professionals Committee in 2021, was elected to the AIA East Bay Board of Directors in 2022, and is currently the Board Secretary for 2023.
Jaime has a passion for community involvement and volunteering. She is a founder and leader of DAHLIN Barkitecture, a design build competition that has raised funds in support of several animal rescue organizations while providing hands-on construction experience for young architects. She has been a long-time volunteer of mentorship programs for students and emerging professionals, and she loves sharing insight on the profession with aspiring young designers.