Building from the notion of the Citizen Architect, AIA New Orleans will discuss how architects can have a role in local and regional issues, from identifying the problem, to designing the solution. The programming aims to supplement that of the National Plenary Broadcast, by offering ideas for using your leadership potential to address real-world problems, beyond your office. AIA New Orleans will address three issues incredibly relevant to New Orleans and the surrounding region: Coastal Planning and Resilience, Economic Development, and Community Engagement and Activism.
Amanda Rivera, AIA
Senior Associate, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Since joining Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in 2003, Amanda has actively managed a diverse range of projects for the firm. With key interests in sustainable site strategies and urban design, Amanda brings a critical perspective to her work which is evident in her most recent string of diverse assignments including Crescent Park, L.B. Landry High School, New Orleans East Hospital and the Louisiana SPCA Campus Expansion. Promoted to Senior Associate in 2015, Amanda is a Board Member for the AIA New Orleans Chapter serving as Treasurer, a founding member of the Young Architects Forum New Orleans Chapter, and a regular design critic at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. In 2014 Amanda served as the National Greenbuild Convention Legacy Project Chair for the USGBC Louisiana Chapter.
More details on speakers and schedule coming soon!
Greater New Orleans Foundation, 919 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130