Speaker: Architecture Can Be More: Design Excellence Through Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity
Chandra Robinson is a principal at LEVER Architecture, a design practice recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with mass timber construction. Her projects encompass affordable housing, libraries, and other transformative buildings that advance social and climate justice. Chandra recently completed a LEED Platinum campus for the equity-based foundation Meyer Memorial Trust. The Meyer headquarters is one of the first buildings made using Mass Plywood Panels and implemented wood sourcing criteria for the project that supported responsible forest practices and economic opportunity for rural communities, tribal enterprises, and businesses owned by women and people of color. In addition to her civic design work, Chandra is a member of the Portland Design Commission; a Founding Board Member and Treasurer of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA), Portland chapter; and on the advisory board of Hip Hop Architecture Camp.