National Building Museum

Equity in the Built Environment: Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

I AM ParkUnderstand how architects across the U.S. are working to improve the environmental and social sustainability of communities by protecting neighborhoods from gentrification, installing parks and public art exhibits in urban centers, and creating state-of-the-art libraries in financially challenged neighborhoods. Antoine Bryant, Assoc. AIA, project manager and business development at the Houston office of Moody Nolan; Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, a principal and the director of global diversity at Perkins&Will in Los Angeles; and Rico Quirindongo, AIA, formerly a principal at DLR Group, now Deputy Director for City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development; discuss their work in these cities. Projects discussed include Midtown Public Square in Seattle; Destination Crenshaw in Los Angeles; and the Library Learning Center in Houston.

Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design is based on the American Institute of Architects’ Blueprint for Better campaign to transform the day-to-day practice of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, just, and equitable built environment.

This program continues the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.

This program is FREE and will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

closed captioning is available for this program

In lieu of a program fee, we ask for your support of the National Building Museum. Your donation to the Annual Fund will enable the Museum to adapt to these changing times and plan for our reopening. Thank you!

The Equity in the Built Environment series is generously supported by STUDIOS Architecture.

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Image: This image of I AM Park shows one of the 10 pocket parks at Destination Crenshaw, an outdoor art and cultural experience along Los Angeles' Crenshaw Boulevard. Courtesy Perkins&Will