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Saturday, October 17 • 9:35am - 10:35am
Leveraging a Community's Cultural Capital LIMITED

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The speaker will share his experience of assembling a team, preparing a proposal, winning the contract, and executing the conceptual design of an Artists Pathway and Visitor Center in the Watts community of Los Angeles as part of the National Endowment of the Arts "Our Town" program.


Megan Basnak

Architectural Designer and Researcher, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center)
Megan Basnak, Associate AIA, CAPS, is an architectural designer and researcher at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo-SUNY. Her interests include investigating forms of architectural practice that aid typically underserved populations and understanding the impact of universal design on different user groups. Basnak’s experience includes the design of accessible home modifications... Read More →
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Charles Davis

Assistant Professor of Architecture History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charles Davis is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Arch from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His scholarship investigates the hitorical integrations of race and style theory in modern architecture. His forthcoming monograph, “Building Character: the Racial Politics of Modern Architectural... Read More →

Korydon Smith

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University at Buffalo
Korydon Smith is an associate professor and associate dean in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design, theory, and methods. His primary research focuses on design and social justice, while a second line of scholarship investigates alternative models of design education. Dr. Smith joined the faculty at Buffalo in 2012 after serving on the... Read More →
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Beth Tauke

Associate Professor - Architecture, university at Buffalo - State University of New York
Beth Tauke is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, and project director in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA), the leading research center on universal design in the built environment in the U.S. Her research focuses on design education and inclusive design, especially the empowerment of minority groups through design. Tauke was principal investigator of the... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:35am - 10:35am
01 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1