RAD LAB’s first project, Quartyard, near the NewSchool of Architecture + Design in San Diego, is an emerging model of urban planning that demonstrates how repurposing vacant land can quickly transform an empty lot into a thriving urban park—with a Southern California sensibility. RAD LAB's principals will walk the audience through the project.
Universities and street-smart organizations are collaborating to help meet urban communities' need for livable and affordable dwellings. In one example, the Georgia Tech School of Architecture teamed with Resource Furniture and Architecture for Humanity for a juried competition in which student entrants designed interiors for Net Zero Energy House prototypes. Principles will discuss the first-place entry onstage.
Mexico native Hector Perez, a professor at Woodbury University in San Diego, will speak onstage about La Esquina, his multi-unit, multi-use building in the Barrio Logan district of San Diego (to be featured in Dwell's September issue). The thriving urban-infill communal living building was built for around $130 per square foot.
KB Homes builds infill multi-family LEED buildings throughout the Los Angeles area, including the Asher building in Playa Vista. The project's developer, architect, and key sustainability consultants will share their experience with the Dwell on Design audience.