Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2013

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!
November 7 – 9th 2013

Designing for a more resilient world

Natural disasters are intensifying, displacing 26 million people worldwide each year. Leading environmental groups predict that by 2050 the number of climate change refugees will increase fivefold. Coupled with population shocks from increasing migration, urbanization and conflict as well as changing health patterns, the result is a silent but dangerous threat to the stability of cities. The design decisions that inform our built environment – from micro to macro – must tackle these issues in a proactive manner.

But how? What is the role of the designer in stewarding the built environment? And, how can we make citizens more aware of the steps they can take to protect their lives and livelihoods?

At this year’s, Design Like You Give a Damn:LIVE! we’ll bring together innovators and experts to explore issues around Designing for a more resilient world.

Register now and join the conversation

Thursday, November 7th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm // Opening Night Reception // Contemporary Jewish Museum

Friday, November 8th, 9am – 8pm // All Day Forum, Keynote Speaker + Closing Reception // Autodesk Gallery

Keynote SpeakerMichael Berkowitz – Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation

Saturday, November 9th, 10am – 5pm // Chapter Forum // Architecture for Humanity Headquarters

Thursday, November 7th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm // Opening Night Reception // Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Curry Stone Design Prize will announce its 2013 Winners and present the inaugural Vision Award. The awards ceremony will include introductory remarks from John Cary, awards presentation to each of the winners, and premiere of short documentary films on the work surrounding the winners and honoree. This will be followed by a reception.

Exhibit of “20 Centres for 2010” Football for Hope Program // 20 beautiful, intricately detailed models, handcrafted by volunteers, will be on display from projects from Cape Verde to Cape Town

Friday, November 8th, 9am – 8pm // All Day Forum, Keynote + Closing Reception // Autodesk Gallery

Panel Sessions + Workshops

Experts dig into the topics around resiliency and intimate workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge and practical use.

Sustainable vs Resilient Materials: Research and Implementation

ModeratorSeth Wachtel, Director, Architecture and Community Design Program, University of San Francisco; Co-Director, USF Garden Project

Paul O’Connor, Manager, Marketing Communications, Holcim (US) Inc./Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

Susan Klosterhaus, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

– Paulo Fernandes, Architect, Former Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow for Manica Football for Hope Centre, Mozambique and Social Impact Design Award merit recipient

Bruce King, Structural Engineer and Founder & Director, Ecological Building Network

Population Shocks: How Shrinking Populations Will Redefine Cities

Moderatort. Luke Young, Project Manager, Architecture for Humanity

Phil Longman, Author and Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Rob Bloemker, CEO and Founder, Five Ten Capital

Nina Baird, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University

Miljana Vujosevic, Portfolio Manager, Prudential

Curry Stone Design Prize Winners’ Presentations + Q&A

Active Spaces: Designed to Move

ModeratorKaren K. Lee, M.D., Senior Advisor, Built Environment and Healthy Housing Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO, KaBOOM!

Jean Nudelman, MPH, Director of Community Benefit Programs and National Lead Community Health Needs Assessment, Kaiser Permanente

Gillian Gillett, Director of Transportation Policy, Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco

Resilient Cities: Local Planning Goes Global

ModeratorRichard Reed, Senior Vice President, American Red Cross

Desiree Matel Anderson, Former Chief Innovation Advisor, Advisor of Federal Emergency Management Agency

Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

David Morris, President,

Andy Thompson, Global leader, Catastrophe Risk and Insurance, Arup

Design Open Mic

A fast-paced marathon of innovative concepts, programs and design solutions from emerging and established designers and architects. Presentations run throughout the day parallel to the panels and workshops. Judges will decide upon the top presentations, which will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony.


*Please send Name, Organization/University, Topic and any supporting links or materials. Registration to the conference is still required. Due to space limitations, not everyone who registers will be able to present.

Keynote + Closing Ceremony

Keynote SpeakerMichael Berkowitz – Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation

Keynote will conclude the daylong forum with an insightful address, encapsulating Designing for a more resilient world before celebrating the Closing Ceremony and cocktail reception.

Also on display throughout the day will be selected art works from the [UN]built and [UN]broken: We see a resilient city. What do you see? gallery event, a part of AIA SF’s annual Architecture in the City Festival

Saturday, November 9th, 10am – 5pm // Chapter Forum // Architecture for Humanity Headquarters

Implementing Resiliency Panel

Roundtable discussion on resilient community Chapter projects across the globe *Open to the public

ModeratorGarrett Jacobs, Chapter and Outreach Coordinator, Architecture for Humanity

– Steve Dombrowski – Architect, GGLO, former Chair Seattle Chapter, Chair of the AIA WA Council Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee

– Mary Hennessey – Senior Specialist, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Chapter

– Emily Sprague – Project Designer and Researcher, Michael Green Architecture, AFH Project Coordinator, New York Chapter

– Lindsay Brugger – Architectural Intern, BBG-BBGM, Resilience by Design Co-Chair DC Chapter

Chapter Forum

Members from the 58 Chapters worldwide convene in a working sessions on all aspects of community development projects.

Not a Chapter member? Join Local Like-minded Individuals in Your Community Now!