Friday Forum: Omar Hakeem

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Friday Forum: Omar Hakeem

November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday Forum lecture with Omar Hakeem

Friday Forum
November 16, 12:00 PM, Allred Gallery

Omar Hakeem, Design Director, bcWorkshop
Design in the Public Interest: Alternative Practice in an age of Renewed Social Responsibility.Omar Hakeem, AIA, LEED AP is Design Director at bcWORKSHOP. In this lecture, he will present recent projects of the community-based, research and design firm.

bcWorkshop has produced award-winning affordable housing, rapid response disaster housing prototypes, urban bike and pedestrian infrastructure, regional drainage improvements and community based rural planning initiatives. Omar’s passion for design has taken him from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the ravaged communities of the Gulf Coast and many places in between. From 2013-2015, Omar led the Rio Grande Valley office focusing on a geographical, social cultural frontier by addressing the systemic poverty, health, and resilience issue that plague the region. His professional practice has also included supporting large arts and cultural projects at Skidmore Owings & Merrill in DC, and prefabricated modular buildings at Alchemy Architects in Minnesota. Omar received his B.S. of Architecture from SUNY Buffalo and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Sustainability Design from the University of Minnesota in 2009.

Lecture sponsored by the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative Microhousing for Homeless and Disabled Veterans Project

Friday Forum with Omar Hakeem


November 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


College of Design


Allred Gallery
2221 Katharine Stinson Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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