Design for Dignity Task Force Mtg #7 - "Designing with, Designing For" presented by Rosten Woo
March 7, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM
Rios Clementi Hale Studios | 3101 Exposition Place | Los Angeles, CA 90018



AIA|LA Design For Dignity Task Force Meeting #7

"Designing With, Designing For" presented by Rosten Woo


When: Wednesday, March 7 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00PM

Where: Rios Clementi Hale Studios | 3101 Exposition Place | Los Angeles, CA 90018


Rosten Woo will present maps, diagrams, and anecdotes from two decades of designing with and for marginalized communities. The talk will look at design and education projects that intervene in specific situations and struggles for community participation and power in Los Angeles and New York City. In particular, we’ll look at a series of projects onstreet vending, housing, zoning, and community planning and community organizing in Skid Row, Little Tokyo, and South Los Angeles.

Confirmed Speakers include:







Jennifer brought her extensive knowledge of the residential and educational markets to Rios Clementi Hale Studios in 1993. She has served as Project Architect on some of our highest-profile educational commissions, including the LAUSD Primary Centers. She has also worked on numerous private residential projects. 

The first member of our staff to become a LEED Accredited Professional, Jennifer heads our sustainable design efforts. Her determination to find sustainable solutions, especially those that conserve the precious supply of water in the increasingly arid Southwest, permeates nearly every project we work on.

A California-licensed architect, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master of Science in Building Design from Columbia University. Jennifer was an instructor at the Otis College of Art and Design from 1989-97 and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2010-11.


Rosten Woo - Designer, Writer and Educator 


Rosten Woo is a designer, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. He produces civic artworks and acts as a collaborator and consultant to a variety of grassroots organizations. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and various piers, public housing developments, shopping malls, and parks.  He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to using art and design to foster civic participation.