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Friday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Partner Event: Affordable Housing Design Full

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Case studies in combining quality with affordability, balancing competing goals of materials, size, and landscaping.

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Mel Thompson

Principle, Grimm & Parker Architects
Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of... Read More →

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Gregory Powe

Principal, Powe Studio Architects
Powe Studio Architects focuses on creating vibrant urban places in which to live and work. Founder, Gregory Powe, regularly designs affordable residences in urban infill neighborhoods, serving not-for-profit affordable housing organizations. Greg serves as Charlottesville Chair for... Read More →

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Kathleen Galvin

Architect and City Councilor, Galvin Architects and Charlottesville City Council
Ms. Galvin is a registered architect with her own practice in Virginia. She’s been a lead urban designer on such projects as the Crozet Master Plan, Old Trail Village, and the Places29 Master Plan and Transportation Study and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia... Read More →
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Andrew Gast-Bray

Director of Planning, Albemarle County
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Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
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Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
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Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 2:00pm - 3:10pm EDT
Water Street Center
  Design, Festival (FREE)