Phil Bernstein, FAIA, NOMA, LEED® AP
Associate Dean & Professor Adjunct
Yale School of Architecture
Mark Rukamathu, AIA, NCARB
Director of Special Projects
Boston Architectural College
Dominique Davison AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
DRAW Architecture + Urban Design
CEO, PlanIT Impact
Architects today face a bewildering array of questions and challenges as they position their practices for a post-pandemic future, ranging across social, technical, and social issues. Practice operations, deployment of technology, and the implications of social equity in design all combine to create a unique set of circumstances and opportunities for the future. Three architects will address different dimensions of these questions and propose strategies for how architecture can respond.
At the end of this program, participants will:
Understand the economic conditions driving pricing pressures on projects and how they may evolve over the coming year to anticipate construction market implications for construction costs.
Evaluate the possibilities of new, non-centralized ledger-based technologies on the economics of exchange, with particular emphasis on the potential impacts of cryptocurrency on the value propositions of architecture and construction.
Explore and analyze the significance of forced labor and slavery in the building design supply chain, and investigate how architects can mitigate labor abuse from their role as agents of design.
Examine the implication of these issues on the education, licensure, and practice of architects.