Acts of Design:
New Housing Paradigms in North America

Fri, Nov 16    9:30am

Acts of Design: New Housing Paradigms in North America

This day-long conference assesses the current state of housing in North America through a combination of case-studies and expanded thematic discussions among architects, academics, and advocates. The conference specifically focuses on designing housing across scales in cities spanning Toronto, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and New York.

Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray, Michael Bell, Tatiana Bilbao, David Brody, Fernanda Canales, Julia Gómez Candela, Luis Carranza, Maurice Cox, Derek Dellekamp, Adam Frampton, Simon Hartmann, Hans Ibelings, Lisa Yun Lee, Marc Norman, Reinhold Martin, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Anna Puigjaner, Cassim Shepard, Brigitte Shim, and Weston Walker, Organized by Hilary Sample

Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended for all attendees and required for those seeking AIA Credit or equivalent CES credits.


Hilary Sample and Dean Amale Andraos

9:45am Territorio Gigantes
Tatiana Bilbao (Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City)
Derek Dellekamp (Dellekamp Arquitectos, Mexico City)
Simon Hartmann (HHF Architects, Basel)
Anna Puigjaner (Columbia GSAPP, MAIO, Barcelona)
Moderated by Hilary Sample (Columbia GSAPP, MOS, New York)

11:00am Small to Large Sharing
Fernanda Canales (Fernanda Canales Arquitectura, Mexico City)
Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray (Columbia GSAPP, AMBROSI | ETCHEGARAY, Mexico City)
Luis Carranza (Columbia GSAPP, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island)
Moderated by Adam Frampton (Columbia GSAPP, Only If Architecture, New York)

12:15pm Morning Keynote
Julia Gómez Candela (Infonavit, Mexico City)

Lunch Break

1:45pm Afternoon Keynote
Maurice Cox (Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit)

2:30pm Livability and Design Excellence
Lisa Yun Lee (National Public Housing Museum, Chicago)
David Brody (Parsons School of Design, New York)
Hans Ibelings (Daniels, University of Toronto)
Moderated by Cassim Shapard (Clumbia GSAPP, S/Q Projects, New York)

Coffee Break

4:00 Design of a Certain Scale
Lorcan O’Herlihy (Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles)
Brigitte Shim (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto)
Marc Norman (Taubman College, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Weston Walker (Design Principal, Studio Gang, Chicago/ New York/ San Francisco)
Moderated by Michael Bell (Columbia GSAPP, Bell-Seong Architecture, New York)

5:40pm Closing Discussion
Tatiana Bilbao (Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City)
Maurice Cox (Director of Housing and Development, City of Detroit)
Julia Gómez Candela (Infonavit, Mexico City)
Hilary Sample (Columbia GSAPP, MOS, New York)
Brigitte Shim (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto)
Moderated by Reinhold Martin (Columbia GSAPP, The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture)

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