Virtual Lunch & Learn
Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
The Power of Place: Stories of Belonging
- Community outreach and engagement as facilitation of identity definition.
- Connecting multiple generations of stakeholders and sharing elder wisdom.
- Recognition of storytelling and narrative aspects of placemaking.
- Connecting educational places to the communities around them.
Julia Hawkinson, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, WELL AP, Senior Facilities Development Manager, Los Angeles Unified School District.
Julia has been working for school districts for the past 19 years to make better places for students to learn. She manages the planning of major projects transforming existing school sites and leads the effort to develop, update and align LAUSD’s design standards and educational specifications with its instructional vision. In her professional and personal efforts, Julia advocates for inspiring learning environments that provide all children the opportunity to learn, to grow and to dream.
Michael Pinto, AIA, Design Director, NAC Architecture
Michael has more than 27 years of experience in public facilities' architectural design, primarily on California education campuses. As Design Director at NAC, Michael leads design with a strong emphasis on community engagement, believing that real and pragmatic concerns inform his best work. An energetic designer, Michael has led projects to over 30 design awards in his career. He is a frequent lecturer and writer focused understanding the role of design in addressing social justice and equity. In addition to his roles in practice, Michael has been held teaching positions at Woodbury University, Art Center College of Design, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Leona Ketterl, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Architect, RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects
Leona is an ALEP, Licensed Architect and LEED AP with a background of over twenty years in education architecture. She has also approached the design of learning environments from an owner’s perspective as Director of Design for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, in educational specifications with LAUSD, and as an educator, with adjunct teaching positions at the Harrington Institute and Columbia College in Chicago, and the State University of NY College at Buffalo. Leona is currently a Senior Project Architect in Sacramento with RGA + A Studio of HMC Architects, invested in ensuring the learning environments for students in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District are places they love.
Members: Free | Non-members: $20
Link to join will be sent out the morning of December 9.
Registration / RSVP closes December 8, 2022
April 19-22, 2023
Imagine the Possibilities
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2R7
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