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Webinar: Design Equals Change

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


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WEBINAR: Design Equals Change - Creating housing to support homelessness transitions

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Virtual Session
12:00 - 1:00 PM 

About the Presentation:

Beginning with the question, “What is required to build a  life?” 

This session will be a conversation about the planning and construction of a transitional shelter complex for persons facing homelessness. The Esperanza Community, with 200 non-congregate relief housing units, is designed to project a vision of human thriving. By offering direct access to shelter, opportunity, and support they are creating a community that offers reliable stepping stones our of crisis and into stability.

About the Speakers:

Jared Slack is the Director of Relationships and Giving with The Other Ones Foundation, an Austin-based nonprofit on a mission to build a better future where all people experience the power of shelter, opportunity, and support. Before coming to TOOF, Jared served in various roles in the local church, higher education, and at a children’s homes. All places where he saw first hand the complexity of the human experience and the various social-determinates contributing to long-term human thriving.

Jess Rollason is a project manager with Brookfield Properties in Austin. Her initial work includes the development of a mixed-use town center at the Easton Park master-planned community in Southeast Austin. Before taking that position, she worked as an architect with Gensler's Austin office. She is a member of the City of Austin Design Commission and is currently serving on the board of a local nonprofit, Equidad ATX, contributing to several projects initiated by Equidad ATX in the Colony Park neighborhood, including LiveWell/ViveBien, and a conceptual design of a prototype residential project.

USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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