Keynotes


Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA

 Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

 

As a design principal of Perkins Eastman (formerly EE&K), Peter’s work has focused on projects that increase the scale and density of existing urban fabric. By introducing projects with design excellence,  Peter will explain how existing communities can embrace them as improving to their quality of life as compared to resisting these changes. Projects that focus on the public realm, improving the pedestrian experience, can add to the urban vibrancy of existing communities. With design solutions that embrace the existing historic and urban fabric, new projects can fit in rather than be seen as altering existing neighborhoods in negative ways. Peter also will show how public participation in the design process leads to communities embracing this change because they have a voice at the table that can influence the end result.

Paul Morris, FASLA

 Friday, September 30, 2016 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

 

As one of the largest urban infill projects in the nation, the Atlanta Beltline provides a unique case study that addresses the topic of this conference, how to grow in large, urban areas. Discover how an underutilized railroad corridor which surrounds Atlanta is being converted to Transit-Oriented Development which will provide new multi-modal transit connectivity and provide development opportunities for significant mixed-use increased density. The introduction of a network of public parks, with significant public art, created vibrant people spaces for, not only the new residents and users of the mixed-use infill, but from the surrounding existing neighborhoods

Attendees to this keynote will learn how the use of Brownfield development will add to the sustainability of Atlanta and, by introducing significant density into the urban core, reduce the perimeter sprawl that Atlanta has suffered from for decades. This example of a southern city shows how project of this scale can be master-planned and implemented over an extended period with each completed phase, adding to the city’s goals (affordable housing, parks and open space, increased density, TOD, etc.) as a standalone project which will only improve as additional segments are completed.

Steve Dumez, FAIA

 Saturday, October 01, 2016 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Join Steve Dumez, FAIA, and Jury Chair for the AIA SAR Design Awards as he discusses his most recent works from his firm, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.