Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop, executive director of the AIA’s Architects Foundation, discusses the nonprofit’s goals for its six regional, university-based design studios and how they’re targeting local needs related to social, disaster, and chronic issues.
By Hallie Busta
Last week, the American Institute of Architects Foundation (AIAF) announced the addition of three members to its National Resilience Initiative (NRI) of college- and university-based design studios to help local and regional communities better respond to natural and man-made disasters. The additions bring the NRI’s studio count to six and with a national footprint. We checked in with AIAF executive director Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop to talk about what’s next for the studios.
The NRI additions come from the University of Minnesota, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Hampton University, in Virginia. Why were these programs selected?
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