On February 18th, the VISION program hosted two distinguished speakers on the topic of Advocacy at UC’s Niehoff Urban Design Studio. You can listen to their remarks below.
The term “advocacy” is usually used to describe activities architects engage in to create better conditions for architectural practice (lobbying, advising policymakers, etc.) But, it can also encompass pro bono work, volunteering, service as chairpersons or liaisons, and press writing. This discussion session presented those alternatives and more.
Tony Costello, FAIA, has been an educator / practitioner for his entire 49-year career as an architect. He holds the title, Irving Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Ball State University and is also the founding principal of C+A, COSTELLO + ASSOCIATES, an award-winning, firm he founded in 1976.
Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA, was named the AIA’s Managing Director of Government Relations and Outreach in November 2011, As Managing Director, Goldberg runs the AIA’s advocacy program before Congress and the Executive Branch and its grassroots mobilization efforts, including ArchiPAC, the AIA’s political action committee.