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Wed, Oct 24


AIA New York | Center for Architecture

Design for Circularity: What if We Could Redesign Everything?

Imagine what would happen if everything in the built environment was designed to be restorative and regenerative? This is the core of a circular economy - that products, building materials and furniture no longer have a life cycle with a beginning, middle, and end.

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Design for Circularity: What if We Could Redesign Everything?

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

AIA New York | Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012, USA

About the event

In theory, redesign begins with a problem. The problem might be specific or systemic or subjective. While progress may entail change, change does not necessarily guarantee progress. But a clever circular redesign, one that addresses the right problem in an intelligent fashion, improves the world, if just by a bit.

Join us for an exciting morning of showcases which exemplifies how to design for circularity in the built environment. 8 circular pioneers will take the stages and present the mindset, method and material choices behind their design. Presentations will be Pecha Kucha style, followed by questions from an expert panel.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

The Expert Panel

  • Healthy Materials Lab: Johsara Ruth, Director of Design
  • IDEO: Lauren Yarmuth, Portfolio Director
  • Center for the Circular Economy New York: Kate Daly, Executive Director


9.00am Arrival & Breakfast

9.10am Welcome

Expert Panel Introduction

9.20am Pecha Kucha Presentations + Q&A

- Gabriel (Textiles)

- Peikko & GXN (structural connections)

- Fischer Lighting (LED lighting)

- Komproment (Façade systems)

- 57 st. design (Furniture)

- Gamle Mursten (Recycled bricks)

- Wehlers (Chairs)

10.40am Thank you

10.45am Networking





  • Design for Circularity at AIA







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