4 Oct 2017
On Wednesday, Grove & Dall'Olio Architects Matthew and Lisa gave a presentation at AIA DC's event, DesignDC 2017: Rooted in Resilience. Their workshop, detailed below, provided their peers with the ability to summarize the need for architecture skills and knowledge in making determinations about the built environment. Additionally, they discussed mays to recognize the importance and potential of finding the end users of a given project before the project starts, new model and delivery methods, and a specific case study in sustainable development.
Unlocking Project Potential through Unconventional PathsRoom 101
Architects are often hired after the project site is selected, the program is known, and the parameters are set. Frequently, those constraints limit the potential of a project. This presentation looks at three projects where the architect was able to influence the project in an unconventional way, through public discourse, matchmaking local stakeholders, or driving the project as developer.
The speakers discuss the process by which a community group fought to save a building from demolition. The municipal leadership was swayed by the effort and the building was renovated and became a valued improvement to their county complex. The speakers discuss developing synergy among local groups resulting in a symbiotic relationship with occupants of a newly restored market house. Additionally, the speakers will describe the low quality housing developments that were consuming rural countryside and solutions that recognized the need for housing and the need to preserve farmland.
Matthew W. Grove - Grove & Dall'Olio Architects
Lisa Dall'Olio - Grove & Dall'Olio Architects