Newsletter | October 2018
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Who is attending the Design Matters Conference?

Attendees at the 2015 Design Matters Conference

The 2018 Design Matters Conference takes place in Seattle on November 14-17, only two weeks away. 

The following organizations will be represented at the Conference. There is still time to register so that you can network with your peers in Seattle!
ACE Mentor Program 
AIA Houston 
AIA Los Angeles 
AIA New York | Center for Architecture 
AIA Orlando 
AIA Seattle  
Alaska Design Forum 
American Institute of Architects 
American Planning Association 
American Society for Landscape Architects 
Andrew Vesselinovitch Design 
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco 
Architectural League of New York 
Architecture and Design Foundation (India) 
Architecture Foundation of Oregon 
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 
Authentic Design
Better Block 
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation 
BSA Space 
Cairncross & Hempelmann 
Carnegie Museum of Art
Chicago Architecture Center 
City of Kirkland 
City of Los Angeles 
City of Portland 
City of Seattle 
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative 
Community Design Collaborative 
Cranbrook Art Museum 
Dallas Architecture Forum 
Dean Alan Architects 
Denver Architecture Foundation 
Design in Public 
Design Trust for Public Space 
Friends of Waterfront Seattle 
Harvard Graduate School of Design 
Hayward Unified School District 
Het Nieuwe Instituut 
Los Angeles Conservancy 
Miami Center for Architecture and Design  
National Building Museum 
New London Architecture 
Office of Planning and Community Development (Seattle)
Open House Melbourne 
Open House New York 
Rudy Bruner Foundation 
Seattle Architecture Foundation 
Landscape Architecture Foundation 
The Architecture Foundation (London) 
The Graham Foundation 
University of Chicago 
USC Architecture 
Van Alen Institute 
Vitruvius Program 
Westcott House Foundation 
Register Now!

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In Other News

NYT Map of Buildings
  • The New York Times created an interactive figure-ground map of every building in the United States based on a new Microsoft database and added some interpretation of the map's patterns
  • "Living with Buildings" is a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection (London) that explores how buildings affect our physical and mental health
  • On a related note, the founder of Conscious Cities argues that behavioral science should inform the design of the built environment, making it human-centered design
  • 1000 singers were stationed along the High Line for The Mile-Long Opera, a co-production between composer David Lang and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. If you missed it in New York, you can view it in 360-degree video online.

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