"My professor told me ‘Architects and Designers first off [should] be good citizens’"

— Jonathan Erwin, Design Conversation #60, 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

"In neighborhoods the biggest asset is the people themselves"

— Jonathan Erwin, Design Conversation #60, 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

Lecture Series Book Club:
Sorting out the New South City by Thomas Hanchett. 
Recommended by Mindy Fullilove

Lecture Series Book Club:

Sorting out the New South City by Thomas Hanchett. 

Recommended by Mindy Fullilove

Thanks to all for attending Tom Leader’s talk last night! We’re nearing the finish line with just 2 events left in the series - Hope to see you there! 

04/30, 6pm @ MICA: Policy and the City Panel with Anne Frederic of Hester Street Collaborative, David Burney, Ex-Design Commissioner of NYC and Jennifer Vey from the Brookings Institute. 
05/06, 6pm @ The WindUp Space:  Design Conversation III: Community Welfare Resilience 

Thanks to all for attending Tom Leader’s talk last night! We’re nearing the finish line with just 2 events left in the series - Hope to see you there! 

04/30, 6pm @ MICA: Policy and the City Panel with Anne Frederic of Hester Street Collaborative, David Burney, Ex-Design Commissioner of NYC and Jennifer Vey from the Brookings Institute. 

05/06, 6pm @ The WindUp Space:  Design Conversation III: Community Welfare Resilience 

"Resiliency is about much more than Climate - it is about Culture."

— Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Lecture 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

"Community Design is a VERB"

— Dan Pitera, Lecture 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

Allow us to introduce tonight’s speaker Tom Leader! 6pm @ MICA’s Brown Center. Since Spring seems to be temporarily on hold - there really is no better way to spend a chilly evening, right!?! Tickets are still available via Eventbrite. 

On April 16, Tom Leader will join us from Berkley, California, where he is the founding principal of Tom Leader Studio, a landscape architecture firm with offices in Berkley, Minneapolis, and Hong Kong. Leader’s portfolio contains many projects with urban contexts, including the ongoing 11-mile riverfront design in Minneapolis. Leader, alongside Boston firm Kennedy and Violich Architecture, won the design competition by impressing the selection committee with their complex solution involving a multi-layered approach to the riverfront’s infrastructure, habitats, businesses and communities. The design embraces the unique and dynamic flow of the Mississippi River by reacting to the sites at which the river deposits soil, and sources of erosion. Also designed by Leader, is the award-winning, 19-acre Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Tom Leader Studio not only practices design, but also curates temporary art installations and partakes in documentary films, resulting in a diverse and accomplished group of individuals.

"Long Term Planning + Preparedness = Resilience"

— Alice Kennedy, Design Conversation #60, 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

"If you have more people talking [in a community] when a natural disaster strikes…if they’re comfortable talking…you actually start to see stronger neighborhoods built."

— Alice Kennedy, Design Conversation #60, 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City

"Let’s give it up for regular people…I’m a regular person too. It’s not all just about designers. But i do like legos! [shout out from audience - ‘that’s a gateway drug!’]"

— Alice Kennedy, Design Conversation #60, 4.2 as part of the 2014 AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series - The Resilient City