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Session 2A | 11:20 - 12:20 PM

Coast to Coast: Design, Density, and Social Capital Mixed

Keynote 1 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM


Housing is a cornerstone of thriving communities of all incomes and backgrounds. Good housing design contributes directly to the quality and livability of our cities. It provides direct, tangible benefits to the occupants and their neighbors. In Los Angeles new models and approaches to housing has yielded encouraging alternatives to typical housing and have created substantial assets for both residents and their communities. Through innovative approaches to housing, research into new house types and and strategies beyond the property line, these examples can be relevant to neighborhoods across the USA.

The presentation will focus on the aspects and implementation of affordable housing in the Los Angeles metro area. Affordable housing directly relates to health, safety, and welfare of building occupants and our speaker will present case studies that will be relevant to these types of projects across the country.


  1. Identify design opportunities that acknowledge/ celebrate the constraints/opportunities of affordable housing resources that can spur innovation in affordable and low-income housing.
  2. Evaluate how to best integrate forward-thinking, emerging sustainable design technologies into low-income and affordable housing and how this contributes to and improves our cities and quality of life.
  3. Recognize priorities to improve integrated design approaches for affordable and moderate income housing projects.
  4. Identify symbiotic issues beyond the property line that contribute to well-being and healthy communities.

Meet the Speaker

Angela Brooks, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C ENV SP 

Angie Brooks is co-principal of the firm Brooks + Scarpa and a leader in the field of environmental and social-equity design and her firm has received over 200 major design awards. Angie was the first woman to win the AIA State of California Maybeck Award for exemplary achievement in architectural design and ‘a different kind of legacy’ as an advocate for issues that extend beyond buildings. Angie and her partner Larry recently received the 2022 AIA Gold Medal, the AIA’s highest honor, for their "pioneering brand of architecture that profoundly enriches the human experience."

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