We live in a world of labels—descriptors responsible for a polarized human experience and hindered creativity. These labels prevent design professionals from providing the best possible people-centered solutions. They have made design seem out of reach for some people when well-designed spaces should be a standard for all, not a luxury for a few.
We will help you recognize the impact of labels, demographics and data on the design process. We will show how adjusting language, spearheading an inclusive design process and creating empathetic concepts will enhance community well-being and inspire the next generation of design professionals.
The design voice of impact and change - Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID - has spent the last 15 years defying every design stereotype. The most damaging: interior design is a luxury reserved for a few. Her voice, advocacy for Design Equity™, and design practice have shifted the narrative, making interior design a standard for all. An advocate and educator in business leadership, equity, and diversity, Kia has been recognized as an Interior Design Magazine HIP Designer for Good and a recipient of the International Interior Design Association Luna Textile/ Anna Hernandez Visionary Award and the CREW DC Raising Up Your Voice award.
"Change by Design" is where innovation meets practicality. This series goes beyond fulfilling CEU requirements; it's about integrating resilience in your designs so your forward-thinking projects stand out for addressing today's most pressing challenges and satisfying a market that demands it.
Why 'Change by Design'? Because it's where your expertise meets the pressing need for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature. It's where you gain CE credits and a competitive edge in a market that values foresight and responsibility. Each session is an actionable step towards mastering economically viable and environmentally sound designs.
Join a community that does not follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's challenges.
Ready to elevate your practice? Secure your spot in a series that promises resilience amid fragility: "Building Resilience in Design and Architecture: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions." with Omar Degan, Principal, Do Architecture Group (live and on-demand).