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A Placemaking Approach to Design (1 HSW)
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A Placemaking Approach to Design (1 HSW)

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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The days of designing for a discrete project are numbered. Today's most forward-thinking architects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project — in terms of both space and time — to consider, and even encourage, land-use patterns in the surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events and unexpected consequences.

Join us for an evening of learning and light fare. We will illustrate practices of placemaking for land-use planning and intelligent urbanism. The session will highlight three case studies that illustrate how implementing these placemaking practices can have a positive effect on both individuals and surrounding communities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the concept of comprehensive land-use planning and how it can enhance the long-term value of a site.
  2. Recognize and support new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning that promote the health and welfare of area residents.
  3. Analyze how a proper understanding and management of land with urban density can allow for parks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.
  4. Discuss the adaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brown field claimed by the local community for public use and how the site has kept its industrial heritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.


About the Speaker

Senior Architect Product Specialist
Vectorworks, Inc.

Luc Lefebvre, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Montreal University, and since then he’s enjoyed more than 20 successful years in the business. Before joining Vectorworks as a senior product specialist, he served as project manager and BIM manager at King + King Architects in Syracuse, New York, where he focused on designing educational facilities and acted as a BIM consultant for both internal employees and other firms. Some of his past projects include Le Moyne College Master Plan and Madden School of Business, SUNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, and SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall. In his office, Lefebvre was responsible for streamlining building information modeling processes and played an integral part in King + King Architects’ company-wide transition to BIM.

Pricing and Registration

  • AIASF Member: $10
  • General Admission: $15
  • AIASF Student Member: $5

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