Livestream Environments Examined Lecture | Reclaiming Space in the Built Environment

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Date(s) - 02/25/2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Lecture with Julia Weatherspoon, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED BD+C at SmithGroup

Free and open to the public | Suggested $10 donation for Not-Yet-Members
Location: Zoom | Register to receive link


This talk will focus on the built environment and the ways in which it shapes and informs how we move through space and time. We will explore how design can be a tool for storytelling and elevating the human experience through a unique lens of cultural keeping, cultural mapping, architectural stewardship and more. As we explore history and ownership of space, formally and informally, we will discuss what belonging means in relation to the built environment, reclaiming space and moving towards a more equitable future.

About Julia Weatherspoon

Julia Weatherspoon is an architectural designer on a mission to create more inclusive spaces within design. She has experience working on an array of architecture projects of various scales from workplace commercial interiors, aviation, community and civic design, and now Higher Education at SmithGroup in San Francisco.

Julia is committed to pushing the envelope for improvement in diversity, inclusion and belonging within the design industry and dedicated to increasing visibility and representation in design. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects San Francisco and the President-Elect for the San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Julia is a champion for change and uses her voice to challenge people to look at design holistically and through an equity lens. Her inspiration is driven by the belief that architecture and design can do more for us. It has the power to change our perspective, elevate the human experience, and transform our lives. Her passion has brought her to moderate and speak on a number of panels including events for UC Berkeley, San Francisco Design Week 2018, and AIGA Pasadena 2019. She is engaged in a variety of advocacy communities in the SF Bay Area which has led her to be featured in publications such as Architect Magazine in December 2018.

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