PDX Living Building Collaborative – On Beauty

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm PDT
522 SW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 | 425 California St., Ste. 1200 San Francisco, CA 94104
Join us on July 18, to discuss “Beauty” through the multi-disciplinary lens of the Living Building Collaborative. ILFI’s Living Building Challenge asks that buildings demonstrate beauty “through design features intended solely for human delight and the celebration of culture, spirit and place appropriate to its function.” We will explore this topic through multiple perspectives: Jeff Roberts, Senior Design Architect with SERA Architects, and Rachel Baily, Sustainable Development Manager for Central City Concern and Director of the Portland Architecture for Humanity Chapter, will present on Beauty from the design perspective at multiple scales and project types. Sarah Steinberg of Strikeforce Design will record the presentations in graphics during the event.  Presentations will be followed by a facilitated design session to apply these concepts and ideas to a real project.   
Jeff Roberts is a Senior Architectural Designer with over 20 years of wide-ranging experience. He is passionate about strengthening the connection between design and nature for buildings, sites and people. Jeff’s diverse background in fine arts, interior design and landscape architecture gives him a well-rounded approach to design solutions for complex architectural projects. Jeff holds a degree in architecture from Oklahoma State University. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with family (typically at youth sporting events) in addition to traveling, hiking and photography.
Rachel Bailey volunteers by night as the Director of Projects for the Portland Chapter of Architecture for Humanity.  By day, she is employed as the Sustainable Development Manager for Central City Concern, an affordable housing non-profit which provides comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency.  She considers herself extremely lucky to be able to live out her passion every day for collaborative design aimed at restoring health, hope and dignity to communities in need.  She's inspired by the little things -- the wee projects and small endeavors -- done with great love for a BIG purpose.  She believes these little things have the power to inspire change and create a more beautiful world.
Sarah Steinberg started Strikeforce Design in 2008 to help a keep creative group of friends occupied critiquing, designing, and staying current with technology and concepts. She is Strikeforce’s primary designer, and loves to learn, teach, and try new things. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading and writing, and exploring Portland.
Although this is a Portland-based event, we’ll be linking our Bay Area friends in via video conference so please join us for this event at PAE’s San Francisco office.