The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its integration of craft into all things built: from the finest home to the fuselage of the Dreamliner. How does this resource influence our design process? Is our romance with craft constraining our approach to design, or is it a unique platform for innovation that will help us respond to new demands on the built environment? How can we position our command of craft to transform the design and building process? Can we drive design expertise more deeply into the process of making buildings?
Join a day of lively dialog with architects, economists, fabricators, business innovators, technology leaders and more as we explore the role of craft in 21st century architecture. Through panel discussions, a “town hall” discussion, and a curated idea slam asking “what is craft,” this one-day event will consider: Localtecture, Digital Production, High Performance Craft, and Craft and the Economy.