Monday, November 8, 2010
An Interactive Discussion with Allison Williams
7-8:30 pm, August Wilson Center
Moderated by Kemo Crawford, AIA, LEED
Vice President of Facility Operations for the August Wilson Center
August Wilson Center
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Education Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
Reception to Follow in the PNC Donor Lounge
Space is limited.
Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday November 8, 2010 or Call 412.338.8733 with any questions.
Allison Williams: As Design Director, Allison Williams sets the design strategy for major projects of the San Francisco office. In a career spanning more than 30 years of practice, Williams' leadership in the design of large-scale civic, corporate, cultural and research facilities has influenced significant projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally. Her diverse portfolio of work includes The August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA and CREATE (Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise) a 700,000 GSF research center for the National Research Foundation in Singapore; two prestigious commissions won by Perkins+Will through invited design competitions. Williams is committed to a collaborative and intuitive design approach that seamlessly integrates aesthetics, sustainable strategies and modern technologies. Identity in architecture is a refined sensibility that touches on traditional values, culture and environmental awareness. Conceptually, buildings should be primarily expressive of program and use, and directly responsive to the climate, the specific site and to the influence of the sun.