Exploring architecture as an economic driver in Hamilton’s development

As Hamilton’s historic lower city manages an exciting period of development and redevelopment, Architecture + Commerce brings together an expert panel to share professional and personal insights on how architecture and design can help grow and drive the local economy. How does inspired urban architecture and design contribute to local prosperity and quality of life?  What’s the ROI on creative place making?
Expanding Supercrawl’s community programming, the event – hosted by the Ontario Association of Architects in partnership with the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects and The Renew Hamilton Project – takes place on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at 95 King Street East | Arts Centre and Lofts in the Gore Park District. The presentations will take the form of a fast-paced PechaKucha format, limiting each presenter to 20 images and 20 seconds per image.

Panel members include: Richard W. Allen, Director, The Renew Hamilton Project, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce; Bill Curran, Principal, TCA/Their + Curran Architects Inc.; Robert Freedman, Principal, Freedman Urban Solutions; Jeremy Freiburger, Chief Connector & Cultural Strategist, Cobalt Connects; Drew Hauser, Principal, McCallum Sather Architects; Joanne McCallum, Director, McCallum Sather Architects; and David Premi, Principal, David Premi Architects.

The event is free and open to all, but space is limited.