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2016 Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design

UNCG’s Department of Interior Architecture and UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design will host the 3rd annual Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, in the Elliott University Center’s Alexander Room.

This year’s symposium will draw upon the expertise of local and regional thought leaders in housing, architecture, design, preservation and development. Guest speakers include Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro; Walker Sanders, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro; and Georgia Bizios, founder of Bizios Architect, among others.

There are additional opportunities for off-campus engagement through community-based working groups. Teams of students, faculty and community volunteers will work on several sustainability, housing and design projects on Thursday and Friday. For additional information about the off-campus activities, visit novemmasonsymposium.com/communitywork.

The symposium continues to honor the legacy of Novem Mason, who served as chair of UNCG’s Department of Housing and Interior Design (now the Department of Interior Architecture) from 1990 to 1999. He retired from UNCG in 2008.

For more information and to register, visit novemmasonsymposium.com.

By Alyssa Bedrosian