Celebrate! Architecture 2021

MARCH 5, 2021

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The 21st Annual Celebrate Architecture is just around the corner ... so circle Friday, March 5th on your calendar.

It's finally happening! We tried our best in 2020 to pull this event off; however, COVID-19 thought it would be better placed in 2021. So, we’ve brought the gang back together and can’t wait to share the amazing work with everyone….direct from their location to….wherever you choose to be that day! The schedule will follow a similar overall format in that everything will happen in one day (with breaks to accommodate a virtual format); however, the flow will be slightly different in that the deep dive for a specific project will happen directly after the overview. We will also “celebrate” scholarship winners, interact with colleagues, enjoy inspirational work, and still have a little fun in the process. We can’t wait to have you join in!!

**6 credit hours of HSW continuing education**

Celebrate! Architecture 2021

Friday, March 5th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Virtual Event

Sponsored By:

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Meet The Speakers

Alan Ricks, AIA, Int FRIBA

MASS Design Group, Boston MA

Alan is a Founding Principal and the Chief Design Officer of MASS Design Group. He leads strategy and design of the 100-person firm, which has projects in over a dozen countries that range from design to research to policy—a portfolio that continues to expand the role of design in advancing a more just world.

In 2017 Alan and MASS were awarded the National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives.

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Dominic Leong, AIA

Leong Leong

Dominic received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design with Honors from Columbia University, and received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His work has been awarded the Architecture League Prize by The Architectural League of New York and he is a Graham Foundation grantee. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University GSAPP, where he teaches an Advanced Design Studio. Dominic serves on the GSAPP Alumni Board and is a registered architect in the State of New York and in Florida.


Leong Leong is an internationally-recognized architecture agency based in New York. We work with diverse clients to build cultural resonance and advance social agendas within the built environment. Founded by brothers Christopher and Dominic Leong, our practice works as designers and thought partners, frequently expanding the role of the architect to integrate design, strategy, and architecture.

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W. Geoff Gjertson, AIA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Geoff Gjertson has been a practicing architect for thirty years in Texas and Louisiana and a professor for twenty years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Gjertson has had the great opportunity to teach every level of architectural design, professional practice, design history, theory, and building systems. His research has focused on the integration of the professional and academic worlds through educational design/build and community service. The Building Institute which he co-founded in 2003 has designed and built over $2 million in projects in Lafayette, Louisiana in support of many underserved communities especially through Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. In his twenty years of teaching, Geoff Gjertson has mentored over 600 students. Along with Gjertson, six of his past students will present the BeauSoleil Home, MODESTEhouse, 1020house, and Lafayette Strong Pavilion.

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"Attending Celebrate! is a highlight of my year"

– Previous Attendee