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Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, to speak at Design Symposium

September 25, 2015

Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, is a shining example of the next generation’s citizen-architect. She has combined multiple facets of her career and is a mentor to aspiring women in architecture and design.

Katherine uses her practice, Latent Design, to make social, economic, and environmental impacts beyond the building. She wholeheartedly believes design is about engaging communities and solving design-driven needs while leveraging partners and assets to clients with resource and budget constraints.

Katherine’s honors and awards include:

  • AIA National Young Architects Honor Award, 2013
  • Architizer A+ Jury Award for Architecture + Farming, 2013
  • Core 77 “Food Design” Award, 2012
  • AIA Illinois Buckminster Fuller Honor Award, 2012
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Young Alumnus Award, 2012
  • Engineering News Report “20 Under 40”, 2012
  • SEED Honorable Mention, 2012
  • i4design Emerging Leader “The Altruist” Award, 2011
  • U.S. Green Building Council Emerging Leader Award, 2010
  • AIA Chicago Bridge Fellow, 2009

Come see Katherine speak on Thursday, October 1, at the Paramount Center for the Arts, 6:30p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge due to our generous community sponsors; Beaver Creek Walk, The Paramount Center for the Arts, The Birthplace of Country Music, and the Virginia Main Street Program.

The Believe in Bristol Design Committee invites the community to join us for a free educational event being held on Thursday, October 1 & Friday, October 2, 2015 in Historic Downtown Bristol. The Design Symposium will showcase nationally known creative thinkers in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and community engagement. In presentations and panel discussions, this diverse group of design professionals will discuss human-centered, participatory processes in the creation of vibrant, sustainable communities. Participants can expect to learn exciting ways that design impacts our downtown community, arts, and your everyday life.