In this podcast, we will meet and hear from four architects from 2020 who took up the theme and challenge of the 2010 AIA Convention in Miami: “Design for a New Decade.” They did so by creating a film—featuring architects from 2020 who have embraced the New Design Paradigm (NDP). These visitors from the future will tell us what it is like to be a next-generation architect.
In this podcast, we’ll speak with these architects from 2020:
Clark Kellogg is an architect, graphic designer, product designer, and a partner in the San Francisco firm, Collective Invention/Innovation for the Common Good, which applies known art about innovation and design thinking to seemingly intractable problems crucial to us all: sustainability, education, and health. Clark also teaches a class in the UC at Berkeley Department of Architecture called “What a Sustainable World Demands of Designers and How We Can Respond.”
Liz Ogbu, Assoc. AIA, is associate design director of Public Architecture in San Francisco, where she is responsible for design initiative selection, execution, and advocacy. Steelcase Inc. recently named her a “Green Giant” for her work in promoting environmentally and socially sustainable design. Previously, Liz was a designer at Simon Martin-Vegue Winklestein Morris, an architecture and urban design firm in San Francisco. Through several traveling fellowships, she has pursued research projects, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, to examine the intersections in the socioeconomic and physical spaces of the informal sector.
José Fernando Vázquez-Pérez, AIA, is been a founding partner of URBANA: Arquitectura/Diseño in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Particularly interested in design as a tool for research and innovation, José Fernando has conducted architecture studios and design seminars at different universities on the island. He has also written about architecture, design, and preservation for publications including Architectural Record and Modernism magazine, and is currently the editor-in-chief of ENTORNO magazine, the official journal of the Puerto Rico Association of Architects and Landscape Architects.
Jenny Pelc, AIA, has practiced since 2005 in the New Orleans-based firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, where she has worked on environmental, educational, health-care, planning, residential, and office projects. Jenny exemplifies a passion for the profession and urged a studio-wide initiative for architectural licensing and professional accreditation that led to her appointment as the firm’s first licensing coordinator—during which she helped the studio’s emerging professionals manage their paths to licensure and led the firm to receive the AIA Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm of the Year Award for 2008–2011.