To celebrate the AIA East Bay’s new office in Berkeley, California, the chapter is honoring architects, urban planners, and landscape architects who have helped shape the East Bay. The series is organized to highlight various project types: Renovations, Planning/Urban Design, Institutional, Civic, Higher Education, Multi-Family Housing, and Single-Family Housing.
Each event’s participants have been selected due to their design excellence, contributions to architectural education, and/or advancement of the profession of architecture in the East Bay. This series will provide insight into the careers of members of the architecture community through a short presentation from the participants, moderated discussion, and Q&A.
The chapter has confirmed the following events and participants.
February 23rd - Renovations / Interiors
Discussion about saving, preserving, and re-using buildings with Kava Massih and Larry Strain. This panel will be moderated by Heather Sanders-Jacob.
March 7 - History of Bay Area Architecture
Understanding the history, trends, and analysis of architecture with John King and Mitchell Schwarzer.
March 21st - Planning / Urban Design
Highlighting master planning and larger urban developments with Dan Solomon, Matt Taecker, Nancy Keenan, and Frank Fuller.
April 25th - Institutional
Looking at the influence of healthcare, education, recreation, and public works in the East Bay with Marc L’Italian, Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr., and Chuck Davis. This panel will be moderated by Ursula Currie.
May 25th - Civic
Civic architecture plays an important role in every community but understand how these architects sensitively created public icons in the East Bay with Craig Hartman, Rodney Friedman, and Mark Cavagnero. This panel will be moderated by Susi Marzuola.
June 15th - Higher Education
Designing within an established campus brings many challenges that will be explored with Bill Glass, Emily Marthinsen, Janet Tam, and Gary Strang.
July (Date TBA) - Multi-Family Housing Affordable Housing
The Bay Area is experiencing a housing crisis and these architects pursue quality design for housing with tight budgets with Peter Waller.
August (Date TBA) - Multi-Family Housing
These architects challenge how housing can be transformative with Stanley Saitowitz and Rod Henmi.
September (Date TBA) - Single Family Housing
This project type allows for the exploration of ideas at an intimate scale with Richard Fernau, Anni Tilt, and Robert Swatt.