A Discussion through the Lens of Architecture

A Discussion through the Lens of Architecture

What is the future of architecture in Charlotte?

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Apr 4, 2023

Event Details

Join the Charlotte Ideas Festival for a discussion about architecture in Charlotte at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art!

What is the future of architecture in Charlotte? Is there a style of building that defines Charlotte? Why do so many of our buildings seem alike? Will our apartment buildings even be standing twenty years from now? What role can clients, architects, and planners play in making Charlotte more distinct? What's a big idea of design for our city? What's at stake?

Be a part of this consequential and timely conversation with our panelists:

Melanie Reddrick is a Studio Principal in Little Architecture's Community Practice group with nearly 20 years of civic and educational experience. As both an architect and an educator, she understands how to design an educational building, as well as how these buildings need to perform successfully.

Kristina Held is a partner at Insight Architects. Kristina has over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture, and is particularly committed to sustainable design in educational, office and living Environments.

Sekou Cooke is Associate Professor and Director of Master of Urban Design at UNC Charlotte. His practice brings rigorous processes to a vast array of project types. His research centers on the emergent field of Hip-Hop architecture that seeks to give voice to the marginalized and underrepresented within the design process.

David Wagner is principal at Wagner Murray Architects where he has over 40 years experience in architecture and design. He steadfastly advocates for integrating artistic elements into the built environment to craft memorable and engaging spaces.

Venue Information

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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