Events

Marc Norman to serve on the Shaker Design Competition jury.  This important competition involves real sites in Shaker Heights, Ohio and was created in an effort to reimagine and develop housing in an inner ring suburb. Click for more information.

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Marc Norman as International Speaker at PREFAB Australia Conferenceconference-image

 Held from October 10-12, the 2016 conference showcased the best in prefabricated and offsite technology and design, exploring the future of the built environment. This conference is hosted annually by the industry, for the industry.  See full schedule here

Diffuse Density Panel at SPUR in San Francisco, March 12, 2015

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Image courtesy of Flickr user TRA Studio Architecture

The high cost of housing has become a serious problem in many parts of the country, and designers are looking at ways of redesigning existing homes as a solution. Hear from national experts as they explore the potential to create innovative secondary dwelling units in existing buildings to restore affordability in our cities. Co-presented by California College of the Arts.

Kevin Casey / New Avenue Homes
+ Christopher Roach / Studio Vara
+ Neeraj Bhatia / The Open Workshop
Marc Norman / Harvard Graduate School of Design
+ Kearstin Dischinger / San Francisco Planning Department

LOCATION:

SPUR Urban Center

654 Mission Street

94105-4015 San Francisco, CA

Phone: 415.781.8726

140805-Hooikaas-Mewes-VA-Web-960x6011407378989 Team-PaD-1024x568Team PaD Moves Forward in Future Ground Competition

Led by James Dart of the New Orleans-based design firm DARCH with Deborah Gans, LoriAnn Girvan, and Marc Norman. Team PaD will explore policy as a design tool, considering alternative property, development, legal, and fiscal structures to reconsider the city’s established design policies in the context of its collective post-Katrina capital of ideas.

See more information at: http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/competition/future-ground/

Marc Norman to Join Panel at 2014 Bruner Loeb Forum  – see press here

6 PM, Thursday, November 6th
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA
Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 pm

WELCOME ADDRESS BY MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH

MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH, an accomplished advocate for working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, was sworn in as the City’s 54th Mayor on January 6, 2014. With a commitment to community, equality and opportunity for every neighborhood, Mayor Walsh is a champion for civil rights and a vocal early advocate for marriage equality, which he calls his proudest vote ever as a state lawmaker.  A resident of Dorchester, Mayor Walsh has a strong record in support people of color, immigrants, seniors and all Bostonians.

KEYNOTE PANEL

After decades of urban disinvestment, communities across the country are beginning to grapple with the opposite swing of the pendulum – enormous flows of capital into low and middle-income communities. From construction cranes and condo conversions to foreclosed homes and imminent displacement, inequality, racial disparity, and environmental injustice are being knit into the urban fabric raising urgent questions about the possibility of achieving equity. How can design build a more just city?

The Keynote Panel continues the Old South Meeting House’s tradition of civic debate and discourse. Moderated by Nigel Jacobs, co-chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, the panel will address how innovation in architecture, planning, participation and public policy can be part of the solution to inequity and injustice.

  THERESA HWANG, Rose Fellow 2009-2012, worked with Skid Row Housing Trust (SHRT), which “partners with both emerging and well established architects to bring beauty and positive attention to often neglected populations and portions of the city.” She graduated with a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2007.  Theresa is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at Woodbury University and has stayed on as an architect at Skid Row Housing Trust and leads their community-engaged design projects.
RICK LOWE, MacArthur Fellow 2014, is an artist whose unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception. Originally trained as a painter, Lowe shifted the focus of his artistic practice in the early 1990s in order to address more directly the pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of his community. With a group of fellow artists, he organized the purchase and restoration of a block and a half of derelict properties—twenty-two shotgun houses from the 1930s—in Houston’s predominantly African American Third Ward and turned them into Project Row Houses (PRH), an unusual amalgam of arts venue and community support center.
MARC NORMAN, Loeb Fellow 2015, has dedicated his career to finding remedies to inequality and promoting economic development and social justice through innovative financial strategies paired with community development and design. As director of UPSTATE, a Center for Design Research and Real Estate at Syracuse University School of Architecture, he supports mechanisms that reduce the cost of housing, expand access to education and employment opportunities and promote health

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Marc Norman on Panel at ABX Boston, October 30, 2014

Join the Bruner Foundation, sponsor of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, for a moderated panel discussion that considers these questions. We will hear from people working in communities, nonprofits and the public sector, and learn about the challenges and opportunities they encounter. We will highlight examples of initiatives that are addressing urban equity via the built environment, and consider the role of the design profession in developing new ideas and approaches.

Speakers
  • Richard Dimino, President & CEO, A Better City
  • Gail Latimore, Executive Director, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp
  • Anne-Marie Lubenau, Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation
  • Marc Norman, Director, UPSTATE, a Center for Design Research and Real Estate at Syracuse University School of Architecture

– See more at: http://abexpo.com/conference/workshops-by-day?day=thursday#sthash.tqHMH3Ug.dpuf

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Imagining America Announces Marc Norman and Dr. James Fathers as Co-Chairs of Design Commission

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life announces a new initiative, the Commission on Publicly Engaged Design (CoPED). The commission is co-chaired by James Fathers, Professor and Iris Magidson Endowed Chair of Design at Syracuse University, and Marc Norman, the 2014–15 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The purpose of CoPED is to ascertain the leading edges of publicly engaged design, and develop an agenda regarding what IA can do to leverage our 100 plus institution member consortium to maximize breakthroughs and innovations, but to also meet continuing challenges and barriers.

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Meet the Loeb Fellows Event at the Harvard GSD – September 15-18, 2014

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http://blogs.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb-fellows/new-loebs-annual-speed-dating-events/ 

The Urban Rest Stop in Forman Park: Designed by afoam in collaboration with 601 Tully, Southside Initiative, PAL project and the connective corridor

Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:00 – 10:00pm.

 

Watch a video of the event

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Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition: Winner Profiles

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)
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About this session:
Join us for a presentation by the two winners of the
 Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition, an effort to support and highlight new approaches to achieving high-quality, lower-cost affordable housing for diverse populations. Hear from members of the Bayside Anchor team, of Portland, Maine, and the ACDDC team of Austin, Texas, who will discuss their winning proposals. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
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2013 Imagining America National Conference

From October 4th to October 6th, 2013,  Imagining America will hold its annual conference in Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse, New York. Imagining America (IA) is an organization grounded in scholarship and creative practice, looking to translate the best thinking and creation into actions. Whether exploring how arts contribute to community development, recognizing the wealth of knowledge produced through partnerships bringing together community and campus stakeholders, or making it possible for a faculty member’s public scholarship to “count” when he or she comes up for tenure and promotion, IA is committed to higher education as an active agent for the public good.

A consortium of 90 colleges and universities, and their partners, IA emphasizes the possibilities of humanities, arts, and design in knowledge-generating initiatives. Such activity can span disciplines through collaborations with public health, environmental issues, community education, neighborhood development, and others. We also value the knowledge and creativity-generating components of partnerships among people whose everyday lives produce different kinds of expertise. So the scholar in the library, the teacher in the classroom, the organizer in the community – each provides different expertise that together is greater than the sum of its parts.

Visit Imagining America online for a detailed schedule of the events.
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2014 Design Futures

Planning for the second Design Futures Public Interest Design (PID) Student Leadership Forum has begun! Following the inaugural Design Futures Forum held at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, the Tulane School of Architecture, will host the next forum in New Orleans on June 3-7 of 2014.

As established in the inaugural forum, the second Design Futures PID Leadership Forum will bring together a select group of multi-disciplinary students and recognized leaders in the PID field to explore the emergence of PID in history, its philosophical roots, and contemporary challenges around practicing PID. Participants will benefit by gaining specific training in some of the core skill sets required for effective PID practice. Some highlights from 2013 included:
The participation of 43 students, from multiple disciplines and 12 different colleges around the country;
Hosting of 27 speakers from backgrounds in academia, the non-profit sector, and for-profit sector, and;
The creation of 9 innovative design proposals; all of which were tailored to address real community challenges;

Visit More Information to join or learn about Design Futures online for a detailed schedule of the events.
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2013 Bruner Loeb Forum: Legacy Cities Design

From November 7 and 8, 2013,  This fall the Bruner Loeb Forum, in partnership with J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, The City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture, The American Assembly at Columbia University and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center will host a two-day workshop in Detroit, Michigan to share best practices, learn from failed implementation and brainstorm new innovations in design and development that address the common issues of chronic population loss and excessive land vacancy in the rustbelt cities of Southeast Michigan, Northeast Ohio and Upstate New York. This will be the first convening of its kind that brings together change agents from these three regions to collaborate and network around the specifically around the design interventions that are regenerating their cities and communities. The forum will bring together urban designers and planners, landscape architects, architects, entrepreneurs, community leaders, tactical urbanists, public officials, nonprofits, philanthropy, policy makers and developers to share, discuss and generate progressive design ideas and strategies repurposing land into sustainable urban neighborhoods and infrastructure.

Visit Bruner Loeb online for a detailed schedule of the events.
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Alt-81 Featured on WSYR News Makers TV Program

Dan Cummings talks about the Interstate 81 viaduct opportunity. His guest is Marc Norman, director Of “Upstate: A Center for Design, Research, And Real Estate At The School Of Architecture At Syracuse University.”

This is the first of several “Newsmakers” programs Dan is planning, exploring various opinions and options for the I-81 viaduct.

View the show Alt-81 online .