The Reimagined Value of the Architecture & Design Industry

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure by Design


July 2021

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS436-21 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 114819 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

Life happens in all the spaces we crete. Without design the way we experience our world would be diminished. Beyond design outcomes and aesthetics, how would reframing the value of design change the way you view the spaces we create? How would a new perspective of design equity design change our industry? How could it impact the wellbeing of human connectedness? To ultimately change the story of us. Join in to learn how to see the interior design industry through a new lens that will change the way you value design forever.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Ian Rolston

Ian Rolston is a creative soul, inspired by connecting humanity to what matters most. After working for the world’s top brands and companies, he founded Decanthropy, a methodology and inclusive design consultancy that helps reimagine spaces for projects, places and people. As a thought leader, registered design professional and speaker, Rolston encourages relying on one’s sense of humanity to inform design solutions. His insights, studio workshops and project collaborations focus clients on establishing better. Better work, better play, better moments of connection and better care.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Understand what recent historical events have impacted the modern A&D industry, leading to increased competition, unrealistic expectations  and impossible workloads that can be harmful to physical and mental health.
  • Convey the benefits/impacts of inclusive design to create spaces that optimize cohesion, connections, health, and wholeness in support of productive living.
  • Explain the greater value and importance of design professionals as advocates for healthy built environments, safe neighborhoods, and the well-being of communities.
  • Discuss best practices of A&D professionals that enable humanity to thrive.

Entire 2023 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2023 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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