Virginia Design Forum

Virginia Design Forum XIII
April 6-7, 2018
Roanoke, Va.

Come join us at the award-winning Taubman Museum of Art to experience two days of exciting speakers at Design Forum XIII. Blur: The Shifting Boundaries Between Art, Technology, and Architecture will be focusing on how art, data collection and emerging construction methods are shaping the practice of architecture in the future. With talks from Eric Howeler, Doris Kim Sung, David Freeland, Nathan King, and Refik Anadol, it promises to be an eye-opening event.


Virginia Design Forum XII | April 1-2, 2016 | Slover Library, Norfolk
Transformation: The Turning Point

This year’s Design Forum focuses on how the locale, diverse community, and geography present a compelling opportunity to explore DESIGN TRANSFORMATION – how design itself is transformed in the wake of a changing climate, and, equally important, how meaningful changes are enacted by design.

In response, The Design Forum XII two-day conference will present thinkers and practitioners who are committed to solving tomorrow’s most pressing challenges. Lead by a dynamic moderator, Z Smith of Eskew Dumez Ripple, presentations from OMA, Playlab, and Kieran Timberlake, among others, will explore the intersection of design and transformation. These speakers offer a shift in thinking about how we work, what we build, how we affect change.
Read the full speaker bios here>>

The venue in Norfolk, The Slover Library, is an absolute jewel of a building designed by the partnership of Newman Architects and Tymoff and Moss Architects,  and will offer an intimate and, no doubt, inspiring setting.

7.5 AIA LUs/HSW (1.5 for Keynote only tickets)

Registration Rates
$180 for AIA members
$40 for AIA associate members
$220 for non-AIA members
$20 for Students
$50 for anyone attending only the Keynote Address and reception Friday evening

Online Registration is now closed. You can register onsite, Friday, April 1, at the Slover Library.

The Virginia Design Forum is sponsored by:
Clark Nexsen
Tymoff & Moss

College of William & Mary, Department of Art & Art History
Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company

Work Program Architects

BCWH Architects
H & P Electric Co.
J.M. Sykes, Inc.

Beck Roofing Corporation
Gulf Seaboard General Contractors, Inc.
Hitt Contracting
Mark S. Orling
Milliken Carpet
Provectus, Inc.
Pyrok, Inc.
Ritter Norton Architects
Shade and Wise Brick
Southwood Building System, Inc.
Tanner Windows and Doors LLC

LKH Architects

Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510
Courtyard Norfolk Downtown, 520 E. Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510
Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown, 227 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510
Freemason Inn Bed & Breakfast, 411 W. York St., Norfolk, VA 23510
Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown, 700 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510
Page House Inn, 323 Fairfax Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, Apr. 1
4–5 p.m.   Registration
5–6 p.m.   Welcome and Topic Introduction
6–7 p.m.   Keynote by Jason Long, OMA
7:30 p.m.   Reception at Hanbury Wright Evans Vlattas + Company (map)

Saturday, Apr. 2
9–10 a.m.   Keynote by Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fougeron Architecture
10:15–10:45 a.m.   Talk XII’s (two, 12-minute talks by local presenters)
11 a.m.–12 p.m.   Keynote by Archie Lee Coates IV, Playlab
12–1:30 p.m.   Lunch
1:30–2 p.m.   Talk XII’s (two, 12-minute talks by local presenters)
2:15–3:15 p.m.   Keynote by Stephen Kieran, Kieran Timberlake
3:15–4 p.m.   Panel Discussion with all speakers

Questions? Contact Marshall Dreiling at (804) 237-1769 or

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