We asked conference chair Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, about his previous conference experiences. He surprised us by saying that prior to attending his first MDC, he’d thought about sneaking out early. What turned him around? Watch and see!
This year we thought we’d start the conference early with a series of interviews featuring architects who are conference speakers, organizers, previous participants and other guests. We’ll solicit questions for upcoming interviews through Facebook and Twitter.
Just before we launched, Brooks + Scarpa, received 2011 COTE awards for two projects, Cherokee Studios, a 32,000-square-foot mixed-use housing project and Step Up on Fifth, a 31,600-square-foot mixed-use building that includes 46 apartments for mentally disabled residents. So we began with our pre-conference design discussion with him.