Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, LEED AP Marketing Principal, HOK and Immediate Past President, National Organization of Minority Architects (Moderator)
Leon Walker, Managing Partner, DL3 Realty
RaMona Westbrook, AIA, LEED AP President, Brook Architecture
12:45 – 1:30 pm
There will be three rounds of 15-minute breakout sessions. Each small group will be populated at random and comprised of a designated room host and 5-6 architects and developers. Each host will facilitate a discussion with their group in response to a specific prompt. All participants will have a chance to share individual responses to the prompt with the group.
Breakout Session Round One: Creative ideas to problem solve. This session will allow participants to share how they’ve addressed financial, site specific, or programmatic design challenges in past projects.
Breakout Session Round Two: Community engagement. This session will allow participants to share a past project in which they managed input from local residents or community organizations that contributed positively to the final product.
Breakout Session Round Three: Leveraging existing assets. This session will allow participants to share one project they were part of that effectively leveraged an existing community asset—a building, a public space, a funding or zoning opportunity, etc.