Brian Szymanik, AIA is a principal at Studio 6mm and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. At the core of his practice and teaching lies a deep concern for community-engaged projects that serve marginalized populations and communities-in-need. His work in this vein includes multifamily housing projects for the recently homeless, housing for seniors, neighborhood redevelopment plans for blighted communities, and a new campus for the arts with a Puppet Theater focused on social justice programs as the anchor tenant. Most recently, Brian led the multidisciplinary design team for the Community Design Collaborative’s Sacred Spaces Civic Places initiative which will be the focus of this talk. Brian has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architect’s Philadelphia Chapter and was awarded that organization’s Young Architect Award in 2013.
Session Title: Sacred Spaces, Civic Places: Adapting Sacred Places for Today’s Civic Needs
Educational Track: Design
Session Code: TH0519
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs/HSW