Columns and Capital Symposium

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Dear UWSA Community,

You are invited to the third of a four part symposium series taking place over the spring term.

Join us in the Columns and Capital Symposium for two panel discussions about navigating the world of economics that lies between architectural design and real estate development. The symposium is taking place on Tuesday, July 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Architecture is capital intensive. Yet conventional architectural education provides little exposure to the economic realities of design practice and real estate development. Students graduate without the entrepreneurial agility needed to advocate for architectural design in the market-driven field of building places for people to live.

The morning discussion with Michael Leckie (Leckie Studio), John van Nostrand (Parcel Development), and John McMinn (UWSA) is about architects taking on the role of developers. 

The afternoon panel with Peter Clewes (architectsAlliance), John Filipetti (Oxford Properties) and Larry Smith (UW, School of Economics) is about the impact of macro-economic forces on architecture and real-estate development.

For information, please review the symposium package.

You can join the symposium virtually on Zoom.

This symposium has been organized by current Master of Architecture students Alice Huang, Levi Herman Van Weerden and Wayne Yan. If you have any questions or comments, please connect with them via email.