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UW Department of Architecture 2023 Fall Lecture Series



The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture
Bugesera, Rwanda


Seeking Abundance

Katie Swenson | MASS Design Group


Wednesday, November 8 5:30PM
147 Architecture Hall


Katie Swenson is a Senior Principal at MASS Design Group, where she leads the Advocacy team. Katie’s work explores how critical design practice can, and should, promote economic and social equity, environmental sustainability, and healthy communities. She has over 20 years of experience in the theoretical and practical applications of design thinking. Katie teaches at the Parsons School of Design at The New School and lectures extensively on sustainable community development and affordable housing. She was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2019 and the AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture in 2021. Katie is a juror for the 2023 AIA Awards for Washington Architecture.


This lecture is free and open to the public. AIA Continuing Education credit is available for attendance.