[Common]Place Keynote Address

Local Solutions with Big Impact: 4 Keynote Addresses
This 2021 Practice + Design Conference Keynote explores the Conference theme PLACE by examining local solutions with significant impacts. 
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1.5 AIACES HSW

This 2021 Practice + Design Conference Keynote explores the Conference theme PLACE by examining local solutions with significant impacts. Today’s guest host is Mindy Fullilove, MD. She will tee up the day with an opening presentation. The first keynote presentation is by Stephen Luoni – University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design will present Low Impact Development (LID) research and solutions. Next, Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA, will demonstrate how the public, owners, and local authorities are key partners in endowing the rural community with a good physical environment, one that can position the rural as place of cultural innovation and not a place defined as other. The morning concludes with a presentation by Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems.
  • Participants will review and understand the increased value of diverse design teams and the positive contribution to the built environment through a review of solutions presented by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center. 
  • Participants will review and understand rural communities, the people within them, and the unique opportunities for forward-looking design in places often defined as cultural margins.
  • Participants will explore methods to leverage civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems.
  • Participants will explore a range of projects from urban to rural and solutions to address local challenges.
  • Participants will explore physical and mental barriers in community design and understand the value of cultural differences and approaches to design solutions.
  • Participants will explore how utilizing sustainable materials and methods, the built environment can enhance the human experience.

1.5 AIACES HSW Learning Unit

Course Lessons

Patrick Jones - Course author
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon AIA, is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at The New School. She is a professor of urban policy and health at The New School. She has published over 100 scientific papers and eight books, including her highly regarded urban restoration trilogy, Root Shock, Urban Alchemy and Main Street.
Meet the Speakers

Mindy Fullilove, MD, LFAPA

Writer, Social Psychiatrist, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School

Stephen Luoni, Associate AIA

Director, University of Arkansas Community Design Center

Patrick Jones - Course author
Stephen Luoni is director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC), an outreach program of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Luoni is the Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies and a Distinguished Professor of architecture. Luoni's work specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design across Arkansas including scenario planning to address municipal transit infrastructure and urban food production, pocket housing development, neighborhood revitalization, and highway corridor redevelopment.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Jeffrey Day, FAIA, is Killinger Professor of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and former Director of the Architecture Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  At UNL Jeff runs FACT, an award-winning, academic/professional collaborative design lab and frequent partner of Actual Architecture. 

Jeffrey Day, FAIA

Founding Principal, Actual Architecture Company

Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP

Founding Principal, Latent Design

Patrick Jones - Course author
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have prototyped new urban design systems to advance urban agriculture, support small business through Boombox, created spaces for youth makers, advanced building innovation though Blank Box, and created public space frameworks through Design Trust Chicago. 
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