Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, will present on the topic of affordable housing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
This comes as part of the UN's 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development. According to Woodbury, Ingalill will be presenting the college's Housing+ Initiative, a year long program of lectures, exhibitions, and studio inquiries focused on the issue of housing. The presentation will include a discussion of three case studies meant to provide examples of the importance of partnerships and how alliances can help fuel impactful design solutions.
The three case studies include practical issues that Woodbury students are currently tackling:
ACE’s (Architecture + Civic Engagement) partnership with the National Health Foundation and NBBJ on the design of spaces for a Recuperative Care Facility in Pico-Union
The HDR-sponsored urban studio that proposes solutions for LA Metro’s West Santa Ana Branch and speculates on what LA might look like by removing cars from the equation
A Gensler-sponsored studio on pre-fabricated, modular-housing.
According to Woodbury, all three of these studios have NGO or public partners as well as firm partners. The 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development will take place from February 10th to the 19th.