Seminars: Session Details

Session A2 (HSW)
Architecture as a Catalyst for Change
Time & Location 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Room 314
Marsha Maytum
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

This seminar addresses how architecture can promote a regenerative future and be a catalyst for positive social change. Since 2001 LMSA has focused its practice on mission-driven projects that advance the integration of environmental sustainability and design excellence, support social equity and make positive contributions to their community. The firm of 30 architects and designers share a common belief in the transformative power of architecture to reach beyond the property lines to help address some of the larger challenges in our communities – affordable housing, innovative education, aging with dignity, homelessness, disability rights and climate change. LMSA demonstrates the capacity of a small firm to make contributions to the profession’s most pressing concerns: advanced sustainability, social equity, and integrated practice - all woven within a consistent framework of design excellence. Their proficiency in diverse building types, including innovative educational environments, affordable housing for disadvantaged populations, and creative adaptive reuse of historic structures, has been recognized with over 140 design awards including 10 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects in America and the National 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award.

Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding principal at LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects (LMSA) in San Francisco, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. Marsha has focused her career on community, cultural and socially responsible projects that promote sustainable design, including the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. Marsha is the 2019 chair of the AIA National COTE and has been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon, the University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts.