How can well-designed Web access to open-source architectural plans support sustainable development, help communities rebuild after disaster, and create safer and more innovative structures with partners around the world?
Learn how a diverse team of engineers, designers and social activists worked together to create a collaborative design community to help raise living standards around the globe - and allowed a worldwide team to respond to the immediate needs of disaster victims, including the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the recent fires in Southern California- The Commonwealth Club of California
Maria Giudice is the CEO of Hot Design Studio. She is the co-author and designer of several award-winning books including Elements of Web Design, a guide for print designers crossing over into the web, and Web Design Essentials.
She holds a BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and was included in the book Who's Really Who: The Most Creative Individuals in the USA.
Scott Mattoon is Chief Architect, Western U.S. Region, for Sun Microsystems.
Amy Novogratz is Director of the TED Prize.
Kate Stohr has been instrumental in coordinating design services and bringing in more than $4 million for community development and rebuilding in the wake of the Southeast Asia Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
As a former journalist, Stohr brings a background in project management, website development and a strong understanding of urban planning issues to Architecture for Humanity. She co-edited the book Design Like You Give a Damn, and has served as a panel moderator and guest speaker at a number of design conferences and events, including the New York Public Library speaker series "Live from NYPL," the Aspen Ideas Festival, Structures for Inclusion and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
She received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from New York University and her master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Stohr is the recipient of Wired magazine's 2006 Rave Award for Architecture and serves as a board member for the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco.