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ARCHITECT Magazine to Host Inaugural Architect Live Event

Nov 02, 2022

Architects and Designers Are Invited to Explore the Future of Design Trends

ARCHITECT Magazine, a Zonda publication, has announced the inaugural and highly anticipated Architect Live industry conference to be held November 7-9 at the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The event boasts a distinguished lineup of industry leaders to provide innovative perspectives on the future of design. Attendees can earn 12 continuing education credits, as approved by the American Institute for Architects (AIA).

“After three years of uncertainty, now is the time to reimagine our communities and cities and their purpose,” says Paul Makovsky, editor-in-chief of ARCHITECT magazine. “Join us and hear firsthand from the innovative disruptors who are transforming today’s architecture and design and reshaping society.”

Throughout the conference attendees will learn about the compelling ideas, projects, and design approaches that are shaping the world of commercial, institutional, and residential architecture. The insightful discussions will decode the evolving demographics of work, home, and the community, and will illuminate upcoming design trends.

Some of the speakers and topics include:

  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
    • Bergmann will explore new approaches to home design and construction including modularity, new financing systems, construction coordination and new marketing approaches that are revolutionizing the housing market.
  • Katie Swenson, senior principal, Mass Design Group
    • Swenson will focus on public architecture and designs that heal, and will explore new design strategy approaches that produce diverse, healthy, and productive habits for human, animal, and ecological growth.
  • Rosa Sheng, vice president, SmithGroup
    • Sheng will explore ways of supporting a diverse array of architects and empowering them to embed themselves within the communities they represent and will discuss how architects and designers can work to advance equity in their firms and in the built environment.
  • Danish Kurani, founder, Kurani
    • Kurani will unveil a fresh approach to building better spaces for learning, focused on gender and racial equality, mental health, community sustainability and education.

View the full agenda, speaker lineup and more at

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