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Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Design for the International Client

A moderated panel session, drawing on participants' experiences planning and designing in foreign countries. Panelists will share lessons learned regarding successful approaches and strategies and avoidance of potential pitfalls. Discussion topics will include obtaining overseas work, collaborating with overseas professionals, cultural challenges, researching local materials and construction capabilities, and the personal and professional rewards of working internationally.

Panelists will include Nels Hall, Yost Grube Hall Architecture, Architect and Planner; Marilee Hanks, Knot, Landscape Architect; Lucas Gray, Propel Studio, Designer; and Charles Kelley, ZGF Architects, Urban Designer. The panel will be moderated by John Blumthal, a founding board member of Architects Without Borders - Oregon.

Festival Event registration opens on June 1, 2020.


This organizer is still confirming dates + details. You will get updates no later than June 1!


Center for Architecture


The venue is accessible.


Architects Without Borders - Oregon

Architects Without Borders - Oregon is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing design services to communities in need since 2005. Services provided by our project teams have benefitted more than 100 communities in 16 countries and four US states as of the end of 2019.