Greater Than Ourselves


Greater Than Ourselves

1 CE hour

An hour without presentation by Barry Svigals FAIA & Duo Dickinson FAIA.

Architects exist in a tough place of performance. The result of architecture is often the focus of discussion. Instead, two architects wish to open up a conversation to explore the "why" of what we do, rather than the "what". Not another “Latest Work” slideshow, this will be a time to collectively share the trials and tribulations of serving and making with meaning.

We most often follow the traditional path of assessing performance, less so process. This event hopes to step back to look at what we value and reveal the struggle to have it more fully inform our process of creation. Quality, beauty, faith and truth in some way live in each of us; how we bring them to life is a question we all share. This will be an evening where we might listen to one another on how we face that inner demand.

Please come and join the conversation! Wine and cheese will be served.

Duo Dickinson FAIA, went to Cornell, partnered with Louis Mackall, and has had his own firm for 30 years. He has helped create hundreds of places to live and worked with over 100 not for profits to make things better. For Duo, making things has meant awards, teaching, talking, and writing. His many articles and public presentations have added to the public’s awareness of the value of architecture.

Artist, architect, writer and public speaker, Barry Svigals, FAIA is the founder of Svigals + Partners, an architecture and art firm, whose mission is to nurture and inspire prosperous, compassionate communities. He believes we are all creative and that capacity needs to find expression in living and working together. His love of sculpture and figurative art led to its integration into the architecture of his firm, bringing back an historical tradition and providing a dimension of deeper meaning.

Associate AIA members may attend free of charge if accompanied by their employer.

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