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Metropolis Think Tank: Architecture and Social Impact

  • Perkins+Will 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (map)
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Join Metropolis' Susan S. Szenasy and Perkins+Will for a Think Tank discussion on Architecture and Design for Social Impact.

As developers, architects, and builders we are in an industry that is driven primarily by design and profit. But is there room in this work for projects that place social impact and public good first? Bringing together architects, planners, policy advocates, and curators, the panel asks a range of questions which ultimately focus on understanding the architect’s responsibility to broad social imperatives. From development which keeps social equity firmly in sight, to rethinking material flows which support building activity, to radically inclusive decision-making processes, this discussion will make a compelling case for why adopting socially responsible positions is a must for architects and designers.


Laura Flusche, Ph. D., Executive Director, Museum of Design Atlanta

Heather Infantry, Executive Director, GENERATOR

Bruce McEvoy, AIA, LEED AP® BD+C, Design Principal, Perkins+Will

Liz York, FAIA, LEED AP, Fitwel Champion, Chief Sustainability Officer, CDC

Moderator: Susan S. Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation, Metropolis Magazine

Event Timing

3:45pm: Guest arrival

4:00pm: Program kickoff

5:00pm: Q&A with audience & closing remarks

5:30pm–6:30pm: Networking/ reception (Light refreshment)

1.5 AIA CEU HSW credits available

About Metropolis Think Tank:

The Metropolis Think Tank is a continuing education program (AIA CEU HSW accredited) that travels to leading architecture and design firms in key markets throughout North America. Our Think Tank challenges architects, interior designers, manufacturers, experts in design to examine the strengths and weaknesses of current design- thinking and building within the areas of Education, Workplace, Wellness, Hospitality and Urban Design. Resulting intelligence is shared across Metropolis’s media channels in book, online and with all of our participating partners.

Metropolis Director of Design Innovation, Susan S. Szenasy, known for her provocative but supportive moderating style, will lead conversations, focusing on the human factor: In search of human and earth-centered design while looking at the collaborative opportunities between manufacturers, architects, designers, industry experts, clients, and thought-leaders.

Think Tank Atlanta is supported by:

DXV / Grohe, Wilsonart, Sunbrella Contract, Design Within Reach Contract, Lutron, Dormakaba