If you are registered for this event, you should have received an email with the Zoom link to join the program. If you have not received this, please email us at [email protected]Perhaps now more than ever before, we are all aware of the built environment that surrounds us, and of the impacts it has on the health of individuals, communities, and the planet. The Architecture of Place series, first launched in fall 2020, brings together the established and emerging voices working to create a better built future.From October through December 2021, the ICAA, INTBAU, and The Prince's Foundation will co-host The Architecture of Place: In Conversation with..., a new series of interviews featuring three architects from different backgrounds and points of view: Marianne Cusato, Ben Bolgar, and Galina Tachieva. Over the three-part series, each speaker will have the chance to play the role of both interviewer and interviewee. In each installment, one of the three architects will be interviewed by one of the others about the influences, experiences, and projects that have led to their design perspective on the architecture of place. At the end of each session, students from partnering university departments will pose additional questions to the speakers, followed by an open Q&A with attendees. The ICAA is excited to partner with the Hampton University Department of Architecture for this interview. Students from Hampton will make a special appearance and provide guest questions for the interviewee.The programs are free and open for public registration, and recorded versions of the programs will be made available to all.
Marianne Cusato is renowned for her work on innovative housing solutions for disaster recovery and workforce housing. She is the partner in charge of design and development at Cypress Community Development Corp, a not for profit housing corporation dedicated to creating resilient and energy efficient homes that are also dignified and attainable. Cypress CDC built 450 Katrina Cottages in Louisiana through FEMA funding and have projects in the Florida Keys connected to Hurricane Irma and in Sonoma County in California 2017 wildfires. Cypress currently has several projects under construction in Panama City, FL, rebuilding from Hurricane Michael in 2018 and on the Island of Barbuda rebuilding from Hurricane Irma, in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation.
Marianne serves on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. She has been ranked the No. 4 most influential person in the home building industry by Builder Magazine, voted one of the 30 Most Influential Women in the Housing Economy by HousingWire Magazine and selected by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top Women in Real Estate. The author of two books: The Just Right Home: Buying, Renting, Moving...or Just Dreaming--Find Your Perfect Match! with Daniel DiClerico (April 2013, Workman Publishing) and Get Your House Right, Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid, with Ben Pentreath, Richard Sammons and Leon Krier, foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales (January 2008, Sterling Publishing), she has been a contributor to Fortune Magazine and wrote a regular column and feature articles for Fine Homebuilding Magazine. Marianne holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.
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