Tickets are now on sale for Design Forum: South is Up! Taking place in Northern Virginia on June 3–4, 2022, the Design Forum continues the trend of showcasing thought-provoking and inspiring work. The program features an incredible line-up of visionary Latin American designers that question, explore, and redefine spaces that respect and celebrate their urban and natural ecosystems and their rich cultural contexts.


Smiljan Radić | Chile
Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA | TEN Arquitectos, Mexico
Viviana Peńa | Colombia
Alberto Kalach | TAX Architects, Mexico
Cazú Zegers | Cazú Zegers Arquitectura, Chile

Moderated by Juan Burke, Ph.D.

Earn up to 6.75 AIA LU | Elective


5:30 p.m. Welcome and Moderator’s Remarks | Juan Burke, Ph.D.
6:00 p.m. Smiljan Radić
7 p.m. Opening Reception

9:00 a.m. Check in and Coffee
9:30 a.m. Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA
10:45 a.m. Viviana Peńa
11:45 a.m. Lunch (boxed lunches available)
1:30 p.m. Alberto Kalach
3:00 p.m. Cazú Zegers
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Attendees can join us online or in person at the award-winning Ballston Center at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

In Person (plus free virtual access)
AIA Member: $225
Assoc. AIA Member: $150
Non-member: $300
Student: $50

Virtual Access Only
AIA Member: $115
Assoc. AIA Member: $75
Non-member: $150
Student: FREE


A limited block of discounted hotel rooms has been secured at the Westin Arlington Gateway within walking distance of the Ballston Center. Book online using this link. Discounted parking is also available for $32 per night. Discounted rooms are very limited. Don’t forget to book your lodging!

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