BIDS is an interior design and architecture networking organization and will be presenting two educational programs at the upcoming ASID Interiors '08 Conference in New Orleans, March 13-16.
BIDS Featured Guest Speakers:
James R. Washington, Jr., NOMA, AIA;
Principal of Hewitt-Washington & Associates, a New Orleans architecture firm and participants or the Neighborhoods Rebuilding Plan, and designated rebuilding consultants for Disctrict 6.
Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMA; JTA Studio in Bronx New York.
Renown educator and consultant on global architecture and design diversity. As an environmental designer, Travis is ever concerned with the dynamics of how people use space. He easily compares and contrasts the marketplace in an African city to a large mall in a major metropolitan area anywhere in the United States. His contention is that there are cultural differences in other typologies, such as residential, commercial, and spiritual worship that we have yet to recognize and respond to through design. Participants will have their eyes opened by insightful case studies of Black cultural influence on design and sustainability.
For more information about these events, contact Alicia Valair directly at 702-408-5099. BIDS' primary goal is to join forces as designers and architects and make a difference in our communities!
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