AIAO Digital Design Series – Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
“Sustainability and Cultural Placemaking – the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center at the University of Oregon” – presented by Brian Cavanaugh, AIA
Tuesday*, October 13, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:00 | 1 AIA LU|HSW Available
* Note – the DDS this week will occur on Tuesday to allow participation in Sustainable Building Week events.
This presentation will explore the intersection of sustainability design and cultural placemaking through the lens of the recently completed Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Oregon. The 3,100 sf cultural center opened in the Fall of 2019 and recently received an Honor Award in the 2020 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards.
After attending the program, participants will be able to:
Describe the historical events at the University of Oregon and more recently student actions in the last few years that lead to the development of the UO Black Culture Center.
Identify the significance of literature, historical housing prototypes, and the concept of Black Autonomy in the cultural placemaking of the project.
Summarize the sustainable strategies evaluated and selected for the project and the LEED certification process.
Explore how the sustainable strategies reinforced the cultural elements that were integral to the project.