Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:45 am – 11:15 am
New School , 63 5th Avenue Room UL104

How can design and public engagement inspire interest, galvanize support, and attract investment for resilient infrastructure? 

This engaging discussion will use small-group role-playing exercises to build knowledge and skills necessary to proactively address this growing need. Topics will include the role of the architect in large-scale public realm and urban infrastructure programs, the ways collaborative design and public engagement benefit communities, and the approaches cities take to raise awareness and attract funding for resilience programs. 

Join this seminar to step out of your comfort zone and build real, practical skills that contribute to rewarding work and a thriving practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discover how to build consensus in the design and financing of a project by working collaboratively with other key stakeholders.
  2. Learn how to shift from subjective to objective evaluation of design and project delivery alternatives.
  3. Build practical knowledge needed to calculate cost-benefit analyses and communicate with key stakeholders.
  4. Learn how to create a meaningful dialogue among architects and other professionals (e.g., engineers, landscape architects, economics, environmental planners, urban planners) in the design of the public realm.


Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design, New York, NY

Stephen Engblom, AIA, Senior Vice President/Global Director, Cities, AECOM, San Francisco, CA

Jamie Torres Springer, Partner, HR&A Advisors, Inc., New York, NY

Jeremy Siegel, Senior Designer/ Project LeaderBIG, New York, NY