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Shared Evaluation Walks: A tool to assess and improve housing 

06-16-2022 10:44 AM

Shared Evaluation Walks: A tool to assess and improve housing

A Shared Evaluation Walk (SEW) is a socially-driven, feed-forward mechanism for housing architects to learn from previous buildings to inform the design of the next. In this session, Katie Ackerly and Christina Bollo will teach you how to implement a SEW—from choosing the projects and gathering stakeholders to writing the results.

Christina and Katie will share images and stories from a recent SEW, Edwina Benner Apartments in San Jose, as well as SEW notetaking and reporting templates developed by David Baker Architects.

Christina Bollo, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Architecture
Christina Bollo is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She has a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a licensed architect in Illinois and Washington. Her research focuses on the connections between housing policy, housing design, and resident and staff wellbeing. She teaches graduate-level housing design studios and an active-learning course on architecture, health, and wellbeing.

Katie Ackerly, Principal, David Baker Architects
Katie is a Principal at David Baker Architects, an award-winning architecture, planning, and interiors practice dedicated to designing thoughtful places that uplift communities. She came to architecture from a background in building science and energy efficiency policy and holds both a Master of Architecture and a graduate degree in Building Science from UC Berkeley, including research utilizing the Center for the Built Environment’s Occupant IEQ Survey. As DBA’s sustainable design lead, she works to expand understanding, tools, partnerships and best practices that advance human-centered, climate-responsive design.

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