Architect Talk: Lawrence Scarpa With Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox
Brooks + Scarpa founding principal Lawrence Scarpa explores how design excellence can revolutionize housing for communities in need, in conversation with Maurice Cox, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.
Nationally renowned design firm Brooks + Scarpa has completed award-winning projects of a wide variety of typologies. During this online program, Scarpa focuses primarily on the firm’s large body of site-specific work in affordable and supportive housing—in Los Angeles, Detroit and elsewhere—rooted in urbanity and leading-edge sustainability. Learn more from Scarpa about the firm’s collaborative approach, which emphasizes community dialogue through early phases of concept development. Following his presentation, Los Angeles−based Scarpa and Commissioner Cox will discuss the impact of select projects in their respective cities, the promise of innovative design in tackling our nation’s housing shortage, and the once-in-a-generation opportunity for new housing models to take hold in Chicago’s underserved communities, through Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West initiative. This special program, part of the CAC’s ongoing series of Architect Talks, concludes with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
Price: $20 public, $15 CAC members, $10 students