Keynotes announced for SAR Conference in Savannah

September 29 - October 1, 2016  

Savannah, GA | 

3 Incredible Keynotes:

Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Insights on Increasing Density of the Urban Fabric
As a design principal of Perkins Eastman (formerly EE&K), Peter's work has focused on projects that increase the scale and density of existing urban fabric. By introducing projects with design excellence,  Peter will explain how existing communities can embrace them as improving to their quality of life as compared to resisting these changes. Projects that focus on the public realm, improving the pedestrian experience, can add to the urban vibrancy of existing communities. With design solutions that embrace the existing historic and urban fabric, new projects can fit in rather than be seen as altering existing neighborhoods in negative ways.


Paul Morris, FASLA

 Friday, September 30, 2016 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM  

Atlanta Beltline: Present & Future

As one of the largest urban infill projects in the nation, the Atlanta Beltway provides a unique case study that addresses the topic of this conference, how to grow in large, urban areas. Discover how an underutilized railroad corridor which surrounds Atlanta is being converted to Transit-Oriented Development which will provide new multi-modal transit connectivity and provide development opportunities for significant mixed-use increased density. The introduction of a network of public parks, with significant public art, created vibrant people spaces for, not only the new residents and users of the mixed-use infill, but from the surrounding existing neighborhoods.

Steve Dumez, FAIA

Saturday, October 01, 2016 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Building Community: The works of Steve Dumez, FAIA
Join Steve Dumez, FAIA, and Jury Chair for the AIA SAR Design Awards as he discusses his most recent works from his firm, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is widely recognized for award-winning, innovative architecture and planning projects, grounded by a strong understanding of context and culture, which resonate far beyond the Southeast region. Housed in an open studio offering expansive views of the Mississippi River and the historic Vieux Carré, this New Orleans-based multi-disciplinary practice is comprised of 50 professionals who offer clients a deep commitment to every project they touch.