DDI Speaker Series

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Innovative ideas that catalyze conversation and explore forward-thinking concepts for downtown Durham, followed by a networking reception.

Inclusive by Design

Presented by: Perkins+Will

September 25 • 4-6 p.m.

The Carolina Theatre • 309 West Morgan St.

Guest Speaker: Zena Howard, FAIA
Principal and Managing Director at Perkins+Will/North Carolina Practice

Cities across America are using design to create culturally inclusive spaces that mend rifts and honor legacies. 

In the second of DDI’s three-part speaker series, Zena Howard, FAIA, Principal and Managing Director at Perkins+Will, will share projects of various scales that are helping to remember lost history and restore cultural connections. These places become catalysts for urban rebirth that lends character, authenticity and cultural identity to new development. The ultimate goal is increased inclusivity and more holistic, effective approaches to rethinking urban assets and opportunities.


4 - 5 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

No RSVP Needed • Space Is Limited

Network with the Speaker

5 - 6 p.m.

$35 per person

This event is made possible by the support of Perkins+Will and our Partners in Progress.