Tailored Salon and art gallery in San Francisco, designed by Amy Campos

Designers are in the most critical and opportune moment for positively impacting global material productions and flows by asking the questions, “When should good design last forever?” and “When should good design be fleeting and impermanent?” A shift in the way designers evaluate these questions suggests revolutionary change in the way we contend with problems of excessive environmental waste.

At the upcoming Dwell on Design discussion, Reduce the Material Footprint: Strategies to Empower Design, architect, interior designer, and educator Amy Campos will walk the audience through a series of built and developing case studies from her practice and academic collaborations at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Campos’ projects suggest multiple strategies for reducing our material footprint while empowering designers to create positive, significant impact through design expertise. From research into material waste streams, product manufacturing, and projects that provide alternates to consumable, wasteful design strategies, Campos will discuss global context, detailed projects, and design strategies, followed by a discussion with the audience.

New materials research and technology can be accessed and applied much more easily than ever before. Campos will show us how and where to access materials research databases and catalogs, discuss strategies for environmentally calibrating your design approach to materiality, and ways of introducing these ideas to clients and manufacturers.

The ASID course will be held Friday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m. Register Here!

Migrant Interior residential project in San Jose, designed by Amy Campos

Originally submitted by Amy Campos

About Amy Campos

Amy Campos is founder and principal of Amy Campos Architect (ACA) and holds an M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is the 2014 recipient of the ASID Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award. Prior to establishing ACA, Amy’s professional experience includes working as a senior designer and project manager at Atema Architecture in New York as well as with SHoP Architects and Brian Healy Architects, among others in Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Florence. In addition to practicing, Amy has taught for over 10 years in architecture, urban design, and interior design. Amy is currently teaching at California College of the Arts and has taught at the Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the Boston Architectural College, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.