designvoice presents: Inspiring Ideas for Austin [April 24th]

designvoice presents: INSPIRING IDEAS FOR AUSTIN

    LIVE     |     WORK     |     PLACE    |     ECONOMY


Thursday, April 24th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Penn Field, Building C Atrium | 3601 S Congress Ave 

doors open at 6:00pm  |  reception and discussion to follow



At the same time that Austin is experiencing dramatic growth (and the challenges that come with it) other huge changes are happening in how and where Austinites live and work. We are also seeing huge changes in how we, as a community, see ourselves preserving the unique qualities of Austin that make it the great place that we love. Come and see 4 local thought leaders discuss these changes (which will affect us all) and share their inspiring ideas for Austin’s future.


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Murray Legge, FAIA   [Murray Legge Architecture]

  • Murray, principal of Murray Legge Architecture and founding member of the interdisciplinary group Legge Lewis Legge, is currently a lecturer at the UT School of Architecture. Murray has won many competitions and design awards including local, and national AIA awards for his design work. Murray has established himself as a thought leader in urban residential design, including award winning micro-unit housing and will share some insight and ideas for how many Austinites will choose to live in the coming years.

Liz Elam   [Link Coworking]

  • Liz is the founder of Link Coworking, a great local entrepreneurial success story. She is also the founder of the co-working network group The League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces, a founder of Coshare and the producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC). Previously, Liz was at Dell where she was a top sales executive. In her new professional life she has become a prominent voice in the coworking movement through speaking engagements, print and online media. Liz has a brilliant vision for how and where we will work.

Kathy Zarsky Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C  [Biomimicry Specialist]

  • Kathy is founder of Holos Collaborative and of BiomimicryTX- one of a growing number of global network affiliates of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. She is a sustainable & regenerative building advisor, process mapper, biomimicry practitioner, educator, program developer and is leading the development of an eco-region based toolkit for Central Texas. As a systems and strategy designer, Kathy’s work focuses on the dynamic relationship between people and the built environment. Her goal is to enable solutions that lead to a greater natural ecology through exploration of design and systems using a biomimicry lens.

Terry Mitchell  [Momark Development]

  • Terry is President of Momark Development and is heavily involved in planning and development including several residential and mixed-use developments involving more than 6,500 residential units and related mixed-uses. Terry is a past President of the Real Estate Council of Austin. He also has served on the Board of the Hill Country Conservancy, the Austin District Council for the Congress for New Urbanism, the District Council for the Urban Land Institute and sits on the board of Housing Works. Terry has been one of Austin’s most important expert voices and thought leaders for sharing insight into the real world implications for how we grow as a community and we’ll hear his ideas for how Austin can grow stronger at the same time it grows bigger.