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AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

  • 1.  AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 26 days ago

    If the Institute and the College of Fellows are truly concerned about taking appropriate public policy positions on  "the health, safety & welfare" of both the public, general humanity  and our membership,   then perhaps some effort to be spent in the coming months to examine a myriad of issues regarding our upcoming National Convention (May 2020).   A very few of the questions  which might be addressed include..................... How will the juxtaposition of our National Meeting  to within two miles of what has been dubbed as the new "tent city" be viewed and interpreted by the public?    Will architects offer up potential solutions to the challenges that leadership of the City of Los Angeles faces?   How sustainable are our cities when even basic hygiene and safety cannot be maintained?   If the Institute is going take a position that is critical of bad public policy,  we should deal out that analysis equally and honestly.............regardless of party or political ideology.   Will those who are so passionate and vocal about our border conditions be as compassionate about the growing crisis in so many major cities across our country?..............

      I plan to attend the convention in L.A..    It will be interesting to see how leadership (and membership) of the Institute chooses to engage and address these issues before and during the convention.   

     

    Bill T. Wilson II, FAIA, NCARB

    Vice President/Principal

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  • 2.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 26 days ago
    You're right, Bill. Actions as well as words matter.

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    Richard Buday FAIA
    Archimage, Inc.
    Houston TX
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  • 3.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 25 days ago
    Living in Los Angeles and due in part to the year round livable weather the homeless live both outside, in tents and many live in vans, campers and cars.
    Having tried to help many I have found the issue here revolves around many having no desire to get help due to drug and mental health issues. The remainder that really want help and seek it out can get some help. Many of the homeless want the freedom they have to not be in a program that can help them. That's one of the most difficult challenges.

    As architects we can help to create housing but there are also so many in Los Angeles priced out of the market. Many of our architects we hire cannot make enough to buy property and in many ways struggle in a different way. How can we make housing affordable for the middle income in our society in major cities too? The housing crisis is at many levels and is so complex both politically but also logistically. I also see that we have low income initiatives as part of developing in our city however we never have lower cost initiatives to address the 40- 60 K bracket that is literally priced out.

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    David Swartz FAIA
    Senior Partner
    HLW International LLP
    Santa Monica CA
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  • 4.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    That's a wonderful informative message David...thank you. 

    Tom
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  • 5.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago

    For an interesting series on increasing housing density, which is one part of a possible solution, see the online series filmed live at AIA Seattle's 2019 Housing Forum https://aecknowledge.com/course_bundles/25.  Full disclosure, this was filmed by https://aecknowledge.com, of which I own.  We are an online education partner with AIA Seattle, who receives a substantial portion of the revenue from this online series in order to fund other educational initiatives.

     

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  • 6.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    Thank you Michael...I saw it once...am going to do it again. 

    Best Regards,

    Tom
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  • 7.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Long ago I did a study on housing affordability for WA State. Two of the conclusions that I remember:
    1. Housing cannot be delivered at affordable costs because Americans’ spatial expectations are too high (compared to the rest of the world).
    2. ADUs are the lowest hanging fruit.

    Doug




  • 8.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 25 days ago
    Mr. Wilson, FAIA:

    thanks for for your thoughts on the Institute being truly involved in humanity's need for better conditions. Your thoughts have been on my mind for several weeks. I tried to figure a way to deliver your thoughts while not being political. You did a very eloquent job, far better than I could.

    i will gladly sign onto a document that addresses architecture's need in the service of all of humanity.

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    Greg Burke, FAIA
    President
    Gregory John Burke | ARCHITECT, PA
    Vero Beach, Florida
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  • 9.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    So well stated, Bill.

    But I believe it will totally fall on deaf ears. The document referenced so many times in these threads, that so many Colleagues, talented Architect Fellows, and really fine people, have fallen in line to sign...turns their back to the sins and conditions within our own Country, to totally embrace the plight of immigrants - many of which are illegal. It’s a shame and a waste of such outstanding professional talent.

    Kind Regards,

    Tom

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq.
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)




  • 10.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    Tom Lewis,

    It is truly sad that you continue to use your voice to perpetuate bigotry and verbal bullying on this discussion forum.
    I take issue with your misguided references to immigrants as I am one of them - proud of my family and ancestry of immigrants, along with my husband and his family of immigrants. We have worked hard and suffered micro and macro aggressions along our entire journey to achieve great things through grit in spite of people like you.

    Alas, immigrants, we get the job done! And it is no small irony that after all the adversity I have faced in this profession to succeed in my practice and to become a member of the College of Fellows that I would be subjected to "much of the same" bigotry and bullying for taking the lead to uphold the ethics of our beloved profession.

    The greatest shame is the deaf ears and blind eyes of those such as yourself who create and perpetuate a system of injustice, inequity, fear and doubt in our country.
    It is unfortunate that you feel so threatened by "immigrants" that you see the need to use monoliths and stereotypes to debase the most historically marginalized contributors to America.

    The plight of homelessness IS NOT minimized by focusing on the plight of immigrants.
    The current plight of immigrants is an existential crisis for humanity at large.

    You can continue to troll me, But alas, my deaf ears won't hear you and I won't further waste my talent to respond.

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    Rosa Sheng FAIA
    AIASF Past President 2018, Founder Equity by Design
    Principal ,SmithGroup
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  • 11.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    As an architect and firm owner, I have sponsored three immigrant employees over the last 30 years that came to the U.S. from 3 different continents. At least two ultimately became citizens of our country and are still living and working here. I lost track of the third. Each followed all legal requirements and we (our firm) even funded some of the legal costs. In one case, our firm had to commit to the federal government to pay for an employee’s return to their country if their job ended.

    I don’t believe that supporting enforcement of border laws and controlling immigration makes anyone a bigot, insensitive, uncaring .....or any other label which one might choose to throw out in an effort to stifle honest and open discussion. I and many others believe strongly in “the rule of law”. I respect the many views posted on this discussion board. I have always been proud of my chosen profession and the thoughtful and deep analysis that so many great thinkers in architecture are capable of bringing to the process of crafting solutions to real world problems. I would hope that collectively we don’t lose that ability by mimicking so much of what we see and hear in the media on a daily basis.




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  • 12.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted yesterday
    RE the recent exchanges regarding our governments handling of Illegal Immigration and the housing and care of those who have entered out country under the guise of oppression I would like to point out that supporting the rule of law is not an act of bigotry.

    I am an advocate of immigration as a foundation of this nations growth and prosperity . My father was an immigrant arriving from Italy at the age of 6, joining the US Army during WWI and was a contractor building defense facilities during WWII . He became a US citizen and was a dedicated American patriot all his life. All of my grandparents were also immigrants from either Italy or Lithuania so I grew up surrounded by people who spoke a different language, had a unique heritage but all loved this Country and what it offered them. Many fought for this country in WWII including Pearl Harbor and the battle of the bulge in Europe. After graduating from VMI I served as an officer in the US Army on active duty for 3 years. My wife, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants served this country for over 20 years as a intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency . We have lived the American dream and have tried to do our share to repay this country for its benefits and the opportunity for success.

    My support of immigration extended to my professional life as well. My firm sponsored and employed immigrants from seven different countries spanning Europe, Central America and Asia in total more than a dozen. These people came for a number of reasons including political oppression ( Poland, Hungary and Cuba) and economic opportunity. They all became US citizens and led productive and meaningful lives.

    As president Franklin Roosevelt reminded us we are a nation of immigrants . All of us ,other than the native American indigenous people , can trace our roots back to another land.

    With this in mind please do not confuse support for a secure border and the maintenance of a rational immigration policy with some malign attitude toward our fellow immigrants.

    Theodore F. Mariani FAIA PE

    Mariani Architects LLC
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  • 13.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted yesterday
    Theodore,

    I am in agreement that we are a nation of laws. Unfortunately, though, we are also a country with a long history of abusing the legal system to codify and justify bigotry. Such is the case today, as immigration laws and presidential declarations have become weapons of racism. 


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    Richard Buday FAIA
    Archimage, Inc.
    Houston TX
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  • 14.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted yesterday
    Well said Theodore...and a beautiful story. Sadly while there are a substantial number of Fellows that believe as you and I do, only a handful will speak up defending rule of law, our nation of laws, or enforcing our borders. Thank you for doing so,

    Tom

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    Architect
    Colonel USAF (Retired)

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  • 15.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 hours ago
    Tom, with all due respect, undocumented migration and border security are red herrings to a discussion on homelessness. Most of those living on the street, or in tents, or in cars in the United States are White or African Americans, even in Los Angeles with its large and increasing Latino population. Many homeless in urban areas are so because they are priced out of affordable housing.

    A debate on current immigration policy and architecture is worthwhile, though, but deserves its own thread. There, we can concentrate on the notion of America as a nation of immigrants and contrast our founding by those fleeing persecution with US laws that have and continue treating oppressed or disadvantaged peoples differently based on race and religion. From the late 1700s to the early 1950s, for example, preference was givens to Whites coming from northwestern Europe. Slavery notwithstanding, Black immigration was restricted by law in 1803. Laws also banned most would-be Asian immigrants (e.g., the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act) and those coming from eastern Europe or points south. Immigration officials routinely denied Jews facing certain death in Nazi Germany from entering the US during the 1930s and early 40s. I could go on.

    We have clearly not learned painful lessons of history. US immigration laws retain their preference for traditionally privileged White groups. Discrimination towards people of color is still official policy-which is unforgivable and unjustifiable, in my opinion, and certainly smacks of bigotry.

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    Richard Buday FAIA
    Archimage, Inc.
    Houston TX
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  • 16.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 hours ago

    Richard, thank you for that bit of education. 

    I didn't see anything in what I wrote that linked border enforcement with homelessness. 

    Yes - we definitely are a nation of immigrants - LEGAL immigrants under the laws in place at the time our ancestors came. I'm suggesting enforce our laws - those in the other side of this extended debate don't want to do so. 

    I'm a strong supporter of battling the homelessness in our own country ahead of and before we start letting every immigrant in that wants in. I've said repeatedly if this College would devote as much energy to solving our own problems of poverty and homelessness, it would be a far better statement  from the College 

    Best Regards

    Tom


    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq. 
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)





  • 17.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 hours ago

    In the spirit of sharing perspectives and seeing where we might find common ground, I would be very interested in reading a joint statement by the two of you after you talk on the phone or in person.

     

    Although I might not agree with one or both of you, you have both spent considerable time sharing your passionate perspectives on this public forum and, perhaps, talking past each other.  The enlightened approach at this point might be for you to have a more direct dialogue and then report back.

     

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  • 18.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 22 hours ago
    Michael,

    It would be great to have an open discussion on "hot" Fellow Form topics (migration, climate change, sexism) during panel discussions at AIA'20. Los Angeles is uniquely apropos homelessness.

    Any fellows here on next year's planning committees?

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    Richard Buday FAIA
    Archimage, Inc.
    Houston TX
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  • 19.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 22 hours ago
    Bravo, Richard!
    Btw, some businesses are already having trouble finding people to fill low-paying jobs.
    Trump's enforcement of the immigration law is immoral, amoral and abhorrent to the American tradition of welcoming immigrants.
    Three cheers,
    Doug

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    Douglas Kelbaugh FAIA Kelbaugh FAIA FCNU 2016 Topaz Medallion Laureate
    Professor Professor and former Dean
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor MI
    DouglasKelbaugh
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  • 20.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    Dear Rosa,

    Thank you for your email. 

    I am also an immigrant, and find it sad that obviously you have no regard or respect for those of us who have a different perspective or position than you. I have a right to have and voice my opinion. I placed my life on the line for 28 years in the United States Air  Force for Americans to have that freedom to speak. Your words were far more heated than mine, merely reflecting how wrapped up you've become in this volatile political issue. 

    I highly respect and admire your international background and wonderful heritage. However, I continue to believe it unfortunate that the  commitment and energy of those signing your letter isn't being applied to the tragic conditions of Americans, rather than those who are not. 

    Respectfully and Wishing You the Very Best,

    Tom

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq. 
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)

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  • 21.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    Rosa,

    Tom's viewpoint is important to consider because the issue of legal versus illegal immigration is a tripping point in these discussions, often clouding underlying questions of morality and ethics.

    Perhaps the statement you're drafting should include a call to immediately grant legal permanent residency to all migrants (those already here and those yet to arrive) who are refugees due to climate change, for which the US is largely responsible. It is this country's moral obligation to care for those we've harmed, and this should be codified into law.

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    Richard Buday FAIA
    Archimage, Inc.
    Houston TX
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  • 22.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    Edited by Rosa Sheng 24 days ago
    CORRECTED AS BELOW:

    Richard,
    I can respect all viewpoints and have refrained from the devisive rhetoric until now.
    I understand the complexity of the issue and agree with your suggestion. Thanks 
    Please add any suggested wording to the statement. I will review shortly.





  • 23.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    I rest my case.......

    “Richard,

    I can't respect all viewpoints...”

    Rosa T Sheng, FAIA

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    Architect
    Colonel USAF (Retired)


    Sent from my iPad




  • 24.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    I can respect all viewpoints. 

    Crucify me for typing fast 





  • 25.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Tom,
    When and from where did your family migrate to the States?
    Doug 





  • 26.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 22 days ago
    Doug

    The relevance of which is...?

    Tom


    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq. 
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)

    Sent from my iPhone





  • 27.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 22 days ago
    It's relevant because you replied to Rosa, who's a recent immigrant, that you were also an immigrant (as we all are).
    Your reply to her suggests your family immigrated here reasonably recently.
    Hence my question.
    Doug 





  • 28.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 22 days ago
    Doug

    It was not recently...in prior century...Europe. I'm sure you disagree, but I don't consider my grandparents coming some time ago and from different circumstances, any less deserving as immigrants than Ms Sheng. 

    They followed the laws and processes existing at the time, as I presume Ms Sheng did. Unfortunately, a large percentage of those doing so today don't come legally, or follow the correct laws and processes. While I may have sympathy with those coming with valid claims, I still am a strong proponent of the integrity of our Borders and upholding our Rule of Law. 

    Tom

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq. 
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)

    Sent from my iPhone





  • 29.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    I will try to send this again.

    Bill T. Wilson II, FAIA, NCARB
    Vice President/Principal
    WKMC Architects, Inc.
    (361) 561-2125




  • 30.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Ed,
    Does staff hold my emails to this discussion board and wait until I have to resend them two or three times? Again, a post that I made several days ago has not yet made it to the discussion board. This is an on-going problem for me. I do not believe that it is happening to others. I would appreciate it if you could let me know if this is a technical problem or a political problem. All the best. Bill

    Bill T. Wilson II, FAIA, NCARB
    Vice President/Principal
    WKMC Architects, Inc.
    (361) 561-2125




  • 31.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 24 days ago
    I too will be curious.  Nothing will change until the leadership of those cities and the state(s) are replaced and with a very different mindset.

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    Steven Ellinger FAIA
    Partner
    Cadco Architects-Engineers, Inc.
    Abilene TX
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  • 32.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Bill, I certainly want to commend you for bringing up this “inconvenient truth” about LA - in fact most of coastal California. I live in fairly close proximity to the nexus of the problem in LA and surrounding cities. I can drive (I know, “no one walks in LA!”) the streets south of downtown and witness panhandlers on every major corner. And then block upon block upon block of nylon tents, plastic tarps, shopping carts, and cardboard containers sheltering or protecting the belongings of literally thousands of people, even young families. Also evident are old cars and tattered RVs and vans all along our streets. Not all are “society’s cast offs” - In fact many have jobs...but nowhere to live.

    The issue is constantly in our news and sad to witness. Yet there is a political “paralysis” on finding solutions. Housing for the homeless might as you say be a keynote 2020 convention theme. It is certainly within the purview of our profession to help our cities come up with fresh ideas that may provide real solutions.

    Awareness of this situation has also deterred me from joining in on the “Texas Border Crisis” thread. I am troubled by the amounts spent along our southern borders to deal with a humanitarian crisis that originates outside our borders, while we so egregiously neglect our own.

    James G. Spencer FAIA
    Sent from my iPhone




  • 33.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Dear Bill, thank you for raising this important topic.
    As a College, we, of course, have divergent viewpoints, which I respect them all.  I have sadness when our community questions the impact of our beliefs and whether it is worth raising what we believe in is right.  I hope we all can continue to stand for what we believe in, by writing, designing, or protesting.  I believe our passions got us into the College.  We should also let our passions continue to guide us in what we believe is right for our world.
    Warmly,
    Zig

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    Zigmund Rubel FAIA
    CEO
    A Design+Consulting
    Greenbrae CA
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  • 34.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Very well said Zig. 

    Tom

    Tom E. Lewis, FAIA, Esq. 
    Architect
    Attorney at Law
    Colonel, USAF (Retired)

    Sent from my iPhone





  • 35.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 23 days ago
    Bill and all,

    Last fall my 5th year studio at Drury University designed and built a micro home for Eden Village, a new community in Springfield, Missouri for chronically disabled homeless. The model Eden Village has created may or may not be applicable in every situation, however, it certain is looking like it is in most situations. Their model is simple, affordable, gives dignity to its residents, is successful to date and worth taking a look at.

    A brief summary of their key elements: 1. acquire a blighted and/or abandoned mobile home park 2. pre-manufactured micro mobile homes (approx. 400 sf) 3. small community center with medical exam room, mental health support meeting room, kitchen, laundry, offices  3. full time staff to support residents, medical and mental health professionals on site several times per week (local hospitals and an mental health organizations are eager to assign their professionals to EV for many reasons, including financial) 4. no more rules than the rest of us are under at our homes.

    My take away from this experience is summarized in an article I wrote for The Nature of Cities: https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2019/06/30/imagine-a-city-where-no-one-sleeps-outside-eden-village-a-model-to-end-homelessness/

    Link to Eden Village: https://www.gatheringtree.org/eden-village

    Traci Sooter, FAIA, LEED AP
    Director, Design-Build Program + Professor
    Hammons School of Architecture
    Drury University



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    Traci Sooter FAIA
    Drury University
    Springfield MO
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  • 36.  RE: AIA Convention 2020 - Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

    Posted 19 days ago
    Traci
    It is refreshing to read of your work with the homelesss in Springfield, Missouri. By now most architects, and most people, see the interconnected fabric of sustainability is being ripped. Ripped by climate change, by social injustice, by a skewed economy, and by indifference.
    Your work is an important reminder of where humanity is right now.
    Thank you for sharing this important message.

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    Nicholas Peckham FAIA
    Peckham Architecture
    Columbia MO
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