William Allen is the Head of Strategy & Operations at Behance, the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. Previously, he was the Senior Manager for Global Partnerships at TED, where he created strategic partnerships with global brands like IBM, GE, Cisco, Goldman Sachs and Intel. As an entrepreneur, he was the Co-Founder of Industry Digital Media, a consultancy that worked with startups and established brands to strengthen their online presence through digital strategy, business intelligence and social media. William graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in political science and philosophy. You can read more about him at williamallen.com
Douglas Burnham is principal and founder of envelope Architecture + Design, a collaborative design firm whose work reconceptualizes modes of living and building in ways that advance new models of public/private space and craft compelling visions of the emerging urban condition. A practicing architect for over twenty years, Mr. Burnham’s work encompasses residential, educational, commercial, civic, and hospitality building and renovation projects as well as the design of exhibitions, products, and furniture.
|Mark Cavagnero, FAIA
Mark Cavagnero Associates
Mark began his career in the New York office of Edward Larrabee Barnes Associates. In 1989, he co-founded Barnes and Cavagnero in San Francisco, renamed to Mark Cavagnero Associates in 1993. Mark’s projects have garnered more than 75 major design awards—ranging from local to international—including the 2012 AIACC Firm Award. Notable projects include SFJAZZ Center; Community Foundation Santa Cruz County; Sava Pool; Oakland Museum of CA; Community School of Music and Art; SF Public Safety Building (with HOK); and Moscone Center (with SOM). A Fellow of the AIA, he holds a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University.
|Brian Crilly AIA LEED AP
Brian Crilly was born and raised in a family business. As the grandson of a butcher and the son of deli owners the plan was never to become involved in design or architecture. Instead in 2002 Brian earned an undergraduate degree in design and was ready to become a member of the creative class. After attaining his license Brian set his eyes on something larger; trying to figure out what the next 20 years of architecture and being licensed really means in our changing world. As a licensed architect working for Lionakis in their Sacramento office Brian’s project experience includes the modernization and re-skin of the DMV state head quarters, collaborating with artist Wayne Thiebaud, international master plans, healthcare and now education projects. Brian is currently the Co-Chair for the upcoming Now Next Future Conference, being held in November, 2012.
|Jane Cee, AIA
Jane Cee received her undergraduate degree with Honors in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and her Masters of Architecture with Distinction in Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 1994, Jane established Cee Architects and has been continuously in the business of providing architecture and design services for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, nationally and internationally. Jane has lectured, exhibited and contributed to publications widely in the United States and abroad.
|David Darling, AIA
Aidlin Darling Design
David Darling is a founding partner of Aidlin Darling Design, formed with Joshua Aidlin in 1997. He brings over twenty five years of design experience in architecture, interiors, landscapes and furniture. Aidlin Darling Design rigorously explores design across a wide range of scales, programs and disciplines with the goal of enabling poetic, sustainable and appropriate solutions. The firm was twice selected as one of three finalists for the National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Additionally, the firm has been awarded over thirty five regional, national and international design awards in the past two years, including a James Beard Award and a 2010 National AIA, “COTE” award for excellence in sustainable design.
|Gray Dougherty, AIA
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects
With an undergraduate degree in economics, Gray began his professional life as an investment banker in New York City, entering the world of architecture shortly thereafter in search of creativity, excitement, and danger (at least creativity). Gray is a partner at Dougherty + Dougherty Architects in Oakland, where he has worked for the last five years designing and building educational and municipal projects, learning the ins and outs of the architectural profession from a traditional vantage point. Most recently, Gray has joined with partner Dan Sullivan to rethink the way that the architectural profession is structured, operates, and interfaces with the outside world. Currently, their work has culminated in SPACEFRAME, a coworking space for architects based on a model of collaboration, the understanding that architects are not playing a zero sum game, and the fact that we all just want to have fun.
Sarah Filley has pioneered projects committed to resilient futures, vital economies, and civic engagement. She stimulates creative thinking and practical disruptive innovation with creative engagement with positive social impact. She is an artist and urban designer, curator, speaker and writer. She is addicted to great design, succulents, hackathons, and big ideas. Her slant towards participatory urbanism paved the way for civic engagement projects that blend her artistic practice, research, participation, performance, collaboration, humor. Themes of preparedness and paranoia, extension and prosthesis (erotic, spiritual, ecological) are explored through the lens of our present urban condition. Her interdisciplinary background serves as a foundation to bring design thinking to city scale blending boosterism with positive deviance.
|Mark Gangi AIA LEED AP
Mark founded Gangi Architects in 1990. He designs and constructs buildings for the late 21st century, from zero energy houses to LEED Platinum museums. Mark founded and chairs the Citizen Architect Committee at AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter where he is transforming the Institute through civic engagement. Mark is a member of the Center for Civic Leadership committee at AIA National. Mark served on the Architectural Evaluation Board (AEB) for the County of Los Angeles.
|Mark Horton, FAIA
Mark Horton, FAIA, has run his own office in San Francisco for twenty-five years. The portfolio of the office is extremely broad, ranging from museums to houses of worship to athletic facilities to single family homes. All of the work might loosely be described as being held together by a modern aesthetic based on architectural materials and tectonics. Mark co-founded 2AES and founded and runs 3A architecture gallery.
Kennerly Architecture and Planning
Growing up in New York City, plying the metropolis on subways and roller skates, Owen gained a profound awareness of the spaces that humans occupy: The startling capacity of small volumes, the overlapping demands of urban living, and the delights of grand spaces fine-tuned to their inhabitants. Years later, Owen found his way to architecture through construction and furniture design. With a Masters Degree from UC, Berkeley, Owen then worked for San Francisco architect Daniel Solomon. As the principal of Kennerly Architecture & Planning since 1999, those early lessons found bearing in projects ranging from delicate rural structures to nationally recognized urban infill and mixed-use buildings.
|Stuart Magruder, AIA
Studio Nova A Architects
Stuart Magruder, AIA, LEED, runs a young architecture and design practice in Los Angeles, Studio Nova A Architects (SNA), a licensed, insured full service architectural firm. The firm’s work includes residential and commercial projects. Of particular interest to the Studio is the integration of sustainability with design to create works of lasting beauty and durability.
Stuart, an architect with 14 years of experience working in Southern California, founded the Studio in 2005. SNA provides full service to clients from programming to 3D visualization to creating coordinated project documents to construction contract administration. Prior to founding the firm, Stuart worked for Richard Meier & Partners and Eric Owen Moss Architects.
|David T. Schellinger
David Schellinger is the founder and owner of lowercase productions, a branding and graphic communications company based in San Francisco specializing in the design and production of graphic communications for architects, planners and engineers. Prior to establishing lowercase productions, David was the Director of Design Communications for SMWM, where he was an integral part of all architecture and planning projects. Trained in architecture and urban design, his passion for smarter graphic communications, particularly as it relates to the design and construction of the built environment lead him to establish the Design Communications Department to support the various graphic and communications needs of the firm and its various clients, ranging from environmental signage, fundraising and marketing collateral, project websites and workshop collateral.
|T. Luke Young|
Architecture for Humanity
There are numerous non-traditional paths to practice design and architecture. One route is through organizations such as Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design services organization founded in 1999 to nurture a more sustainable future through the power of professional design in vulnerable communities. Annually more than 10,000 people directly benefit from more than 160 structures managed by Architecture for Humanity and our advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people a year. Very little of what we do is taught in architecture schools, but all of it is necessary to instill positive social change and foster resilient communities. Technology increasingly allows us to manage projects globally, but most activity remains in the field. At the root of all our work is an engagement process that ensures any given project reflects the vision of local stakeholders. Architecture in the conventional sense of the word is vital, but only one small component in efforts to improve livelihoods. This presentation will describe our initiatives and highlight avenues for involvement in the burgeoning field of humanitarian development.
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