May 23, 2023 - NORREd - Housing for Quality of Life and Social Changes - Angela Brooks + Lawrence Scarpa

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET


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Presentation Description:

Low-Income affordable housing used to mean fortress-like structures that were soulless and cheaply built. Today, there is a growing interest amongst architects that have spawned new and innovative approaches to affordable housing that are well-designed and incorporate a combination of creative social programming, cutting-edge forms and materials, sustainable design, and a keen sense of aesthetic. The presentation will explore new models that have transformed affordable and low-income housing into cutting edge architecture.

Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Angela Brooks, FAIA two prominent architects with nationally recognized expertise, who will make a presentation demonstrating the principals of design excellence in sustainable affordable and low-income housing design and how these principals contribute to social justice, better communities, neighborhoods, and cities. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be a Q&A with three panel experts and the audience. The session panelists will be as follows:


1. Reed Kroloff, Dean & The Rose Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair, IIT   College of Architecture

2. Joan Ling, Lecturer at UCLA Urban Planning

3. Pauline Thimm, Associate/Architecture, DIALOG