Ennead Associate Principal and Director of Ennead Lab, Amy Mielke will present at the AIA Architecture Conference. Her talk, Marketplace Transformation Through Materials Transparency and Selection, will address topics of equitable communities, well-being, and materials.
While architects are not traditionally seen as purchasing agents, our role in selecting materials for the built environment has the potential to effect positive change profoundly. Embedded in our resource libraries and material specifications are issues of equity and social justice, health and well-being, and climate change and environmental degradation. Explore three architecture firms’ approaches to creating marketplace transformation and the tools available to make better-informed decisions. You will come away from this session inspired to leverage your practice’s existing strengths and overlay the intersectional lenses of equity, health, and sustainability with the goal of shifting manufacturing practices and policies industry-wide.