Design Forum XII is a Wrap

Design Forum XII – Transformation: The Turning Point was held April 1-2, 2016 at the Slover Library in Norfolk. Nearly 200 attendees enjoyed presentations from Jason Long, Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Archie Lee Coates, IV, Stephen Kieran, FAIA along with our moderator, Z Smith. Thank you to those who attended!


Photos by Nick Seitz

We would also like to take this opportunity to again thank our sponsors who made this event possible:

Clark Nexsen
Tymoff+Moss Architects
College of William and Mary, Dept. of Art & Art History
Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas
Work Program Architects
H & P Electric Co.
M. Sykes Inc.
Beck Roofing Corporation
Gulf Seaboard General Contractors, Inc.
HITT Contracting, Inc.
Mark S. Orling, AIA
Milliken Carpet
Provectus, Inc.
Pyrok, Inc.
Ritter Norton Architects
Shade & Wise Inc.
South Wood Building Systems, Inc.
Tanner Windows and Doors LLC
LKH Architects, LLC

And the AIA Virginia Design Committee members:

Chair: Camilo Bearman, AIA
Ghazal Abbasy
Paul Battaglia, AIA
Andrew Cocke
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Allison Ewing, AIA
Michael Gibson, AIA
Evan Mackenzie, Assoc. AIA
Mark Orling, AIA
Ed Pease, AIA
Andrea Quilici, AIA
Wilson Rayfield, AIA
Simone Saidel, Assoc. AIA
Roberto Ventura

AIA LU|HSW credits will be uploaded prior to April 15. If you do not receive a confirmation email from AIA regarding your credits, please contact Marshall Dreiling at Certificates of completion will be sent to the email with which you registered for the event. These certificates will be sent to you within the next two weeks.

Save the Date: Design Forum XII


Design Forum is a biannual conference founded in 1994 to “foreground important debates about design and the built environment.” Next spring, The Forum will take place in Norfolk, VA –the heart of Virginia’s largest metro area,  and an important site for the discussion of rising sea levels and climate change.

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.

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.

Save April 1-2, 2016 for this transformational event.
Watch for more information and registration early in 2016!