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Affordable Housing Symposium
October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The ACFA is proud to announce the Affordable Housing Symposium, a companion lecture series to the National Building Museum traveling exhibit, Evicted, focused on low-income renter eviction, housing and poverty in Alabama. Featured speakers are from David Baker Architects, a leader in multifamily urban housing, affordable housing and issues of urban design.
*This is a virtual event – all Zoom links will be sent the morning of each lecture.*
10/12: Residents and Neighbors: Community Engagement Before, During, and After COVID (1.5 HSW)
Sarah Ahmadzai, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP ND, is an Associate at David Baker Architects. She is an experienced architectural and urban designer with a penchant for tackling complex projects. Her work blends her background in urban design and her interest in research-driven solutions with her appreciation of meaningful, local community engagement. Sarah has worked on a broad range of projects-from writing parametric scripts for sunshades to managing the entitlement of over 660 affordable homes in a single project in Downtown San Jose. She is actively involved in ULI San Francisco, helping to guide and inform public agencies on the realities of housing construction when making policy decisions.
Meghan McAllister, AIA, is an Architect at David Baker Architects with experience working in both the public and private sectors. She has collaborated on projects in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and Norther Ireland, exploring ways for design to empower disadvantaged communities. While working for the City and County of San Francisco, Meghan played a pivotal role in the design and development of five Homeless Navigation Centers, which supported more than 500 people with services and shelter. This work included rapid feasibility studies for 40+ sites, including State-and City- owned properties.
Brooke Calhoun, AIA, is a designer at David Baker Architects. Originally from Seattle, Brooke joined DBA in 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Architecture degree at Syracuse University. She is currently designing Sunnydale, an innovative mixed-use community with 170 affordable home in Sunnydale, CA for which she has conducted an extensive community engagement process.
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