DESIGNING FOR CHANGE
Architecture has an important role to play as a catalyst for positive change in our society – focusing the transformative power of design on bigger challenges beyond the property lines of our buildings. These include modeling a low-carbon future, creating healthy communities, advancing equity for disadvantaged populations, celebrating diversity, promoting independence for people with disabilities, connecting to nature and fostering reverence for history, art and culture. Using examples from their diverse portfolio, William Leddy and Marsha Maytum will illustrate how architecture can help lead the way toward a just, healthy and regenerative future for all.
ABOUT WILLIAM LEDDY, FAIA AND MARSHA MAYTUM, FAIA
Founding Principals of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in San Francisco, William Leddy, FAIA, and Marsha Maytum, FAIA believe that architecture has an important role to play in leading our communities toward a just, carbon-neutral future. For over 35 years Leddy, Maytum, and partner Richard Stacy, have been national leaders in the design of regenerative architecture that integrates environmental sustainability and design excellence. The firm has focused on community, education and affordable/supportive housing projects for a variety of mission-driven organizations. Their diverse portfolio includes both new buildings and the adaptive reuse of existing structures that address climate change, community connection and social justice. LMSA was the 2017 recipient of the National AIA Firm Award, and it is one of only two firms in the nation to have received ten or more AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards. The firm has received over 150 regional, national and international design awards and has been recognized by numerous organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the French Institute of Architects, the Norwegian Association of Architects, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Green Building Council and the National Building Museum. Leddy was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2003 and has served on the National AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group (as chair in 2013) and currently, the AIA California Council Committee on the Environment. Maytum was elected to the American College of Fellows in 2001 and is the 2019 Chair of the National AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group. Leddy and Maytum have lectured widely and served as visiting professors at the California College of the Arts, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the University of Oregon as Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professors and currently are the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professors at University of California Berkeley.