Please join ISTUDIO’s Marisa Brown and Rick Harlan Schneider at DesignDC 2018 this Wednesday. Marisa + Rick will be speaking on the conference theme of Constructing an Equitable Future along with Sally Parker, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Sustainability Liason. “Hosted by the Washington DC AIA, this year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.”
“Washington DC has an equity problem: the city’s poorest neighborhoods have no ready access to healthy foods found in neighborhood grocery stores. DCPS + DC OSSE have built a robust school garden program throughout the city. The school gardens promote healthy living + stronger neighborhoods while providing access to healthy foods. ISTUDIO architects has designed inspirational places that support these programs as the new civic infrastructure. Spaces include rooftop gardens, curriculum gardens, outdoor classrooms, natural playgrounds, and teaching kitchens.
The presentation Garden Classrooms: Creating Access to a Healthier Future will take place on Wednesday, October 3 at 2:15PM in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. See the AIA|DC website for info on registration.