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Vital Voices in the Built Environment

  • The CENTER 3510 North Vancouver Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

Come join us from 6pm-7pm on February 28th for a conversation with leaders in the building industry, moderated by students of the YOUR STREET YOUR VOICE program in a discussion about representation in the built environment and the need for diversity in the industry.

We will hear about the panel’s individual experiences, how they are agents of change in the industry, and highlight how far the industry needs to go to generate equitable design and public space for ALL communities.

Vital Voices in the Built Environment details:

Panelists: Nate McCoy of NAMC, Joy Alise Davis of Design + Culture Lab, Anyeley Hallova  of project^, Bill Hart of Carlton Hart Architects

February 28th, 2018 6 pm-7pm At the CENTER (3510 N. Vancouver Ave)

Panelist Bios:

Anyeley Hallová  is a Partner at project^, She has her Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University: Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Environmental Systems Technology, Cornell University

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Development professional with over 14 years of experience from mixed-use sustainable developments to city master plans. Her passion is creating unique developments that reflect the flavor of the local culture, respect the natural environment, and build community. Her core focus within the company is shepherding projects through entitlements and construction with a specialization in student housing, market-rate housing, residences, and public-private projects. Anyeley takes initiative pursuing complex challenges. Her strong technical and creative background enable her to successfully lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams with diverse stakeholders.  Before joining project^, Anyeley served as a Development Manager for Gerding Edlen Development in Portland, where she worked on student housing, civic projects, and public-private partnerships and as an Associate Urban Designer at the leading design firm EDAW, now AECOM, specializing in downtown master plans in the Caribbean, transit-oriented mixed-use developments, and greenway plans.

Her civic work includes a mayoral appointment to Portland’s Adjustment Committee, Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan, and Policy Expert Group for Residential Development and Compatibility for the Comp Plan. She serves on the board of 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland Housing Center, The SOUL District and is an expert on ULI Advisory Services Panels. She is also a published researcher and writer on cultural landscapes and public consensus.

The Portland Business Journal named her a “Top 40 Under 40”; the Urban Land Institute named her “40 under 40” as one of the best young land-use professionals from around the globe; and The Daily Journal of Commerce named her a “Woman of Vision”.

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NATE MCCOY is the Executive Director, Operations Manager and Spokesperson for the National Association of Minority Contractors – Oregon Chapter (NAMC-Oregon). NAMC-Oregon is the local affiliate of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), a trade association founded in 1969 to address the needs of minority contractors through advocacy, outreach and business support.

Prior to joining NAMC-Oregon, Nate spent seven years as a Senior Construction Coordinator for both the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) and Portland Development Commission (PDC aka Prosper Portland). As a longtime proponent of equity in contracting, Nate led the housing bureau’s Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (MWESB) outreach and contracting initiatives during his tenure there and was actively involved in program development opportunities bureau-wide. With a focus on transparency and accountability, Nate assisted the City’s Procurement Office in the development of data collection and reporting on contracting outcomes on PHB-funded projects.

Nate now serves on the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) focusing on economic development, housing, jobs and contracting, which include contractor capacity building, increased utilization of minority firms, diversity in workforce and actions that support the improved stability and economic status of communities of color.

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JOY ALISE DAVIS, MA  is the CEO and founding partner of Design + Culture Lab. Joy Alise Davis a collaborative design strategist and interdisciplinary social practitioner. She works to radically transforming vulnerable communities through social sustainability, civic engagement, and inclusionary collaborative design strategies. Joy has held support and leadership roles in various social justice organizations for over five years. Joy is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Miami University and the Parsons The New School of Design. While attending Miami University, she focused on policy, grassroots organizing, civic engagement, activism and digital media. Prior to attending the MA Theories of Urban Practice program at Parsons The New School for Design; she worked full time at The U.S. Fund for UNICEF on the UNICEF Tap Project campaign centered on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries around the world. Joy was also a graduate of the Public Allies- New York/AmeriCorps Nonprofit Apprenticeship Program. After completing her studies at Parsons The New School of Design, Joy founded Design+Culture Lab, LLC. Design+Culture Lab, is a research-driven urban social enterprise dedicated to the positive transformation of urban neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies that address the complex spatial issues associated with cultural, racial, and ethnic inequality. 

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William F Hart Jr., AIA, NCARB is a founding partner of Carleton Hart Architecture, a 30+ person, architecture and planning firm, which focuses on designing buildings and environments which incorporate sustainable features to support and enhance our communities. He brings over 35 years of design experience, domestic and international, in both public and private sectors which include mixed-use developments, affordable housing, community centers, recreation facilities, airports, religious sanctuaries, golf course clubhouses/banquet centers and commercial buildings. He is passionate about projects which are community oriented and recognize the concerns of silent stakeholders. Complex renovation projects as well as challenging programming projects are his specialties. Exceptional project management skills allow him to leverage the resources of the collective team to achieve amazing results. He is known for his artistic contributions and public outreach efforts that are culturally, socially and economically sensitive to diverse communities and neighborhoods. During the design process, he wears many hats as he searches for the unique opportunities to enhance the design effort with successful solutions. Bill has been exploring innovative techniques and appropriate technologies for sustainable design since the start of his professional career. His international travel encourages his research and continuing exploration of architecture, design and sustainable communities.