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Issue No. 35 | September 2022


Design Dialogues Return

The Design Dialogues are back!

This week we kicked off DD 2 or Design Dialogues 2 and will be co-hosting this new series about design and Healdsburg as a place to call home. The talks are in partnership with Craftwork, the town’s co-working space. The fee: $50 apiece or $120 for all three.

Each talk will have a different theme; each will be held in a different venue.

Taken as a trio, the talks represent the second installment of a series that started with three similar events in 2021. The events will start with networking hours, and will boast snacks and light bites from food partners.

“Designing for Dignity” took place last Tuesday and spotlighted how leading architects working in Healdsburg are designing housing that is affordable and gives families a sense of pride and place.

Panelists included Michael Pyatok, founder of Pyatok Architects; Anne Torney, partner at Mithun; and Chris Haegglund, president of BAR Architects.

The moderator was Jim Heid (see this moths Spotlight), founder of Craftwork.

The second Design Dialogues event will be held at The Madrona on Thursday, October 20, and will spotlight hospitality as an amenity. Dubbed “Hospitality as a Community Amenity,” this talk will feature three hospitality designers who will discuss how their designs work to benefit the local community and provide an authentic Healdsburg experience for guests.

Expected panelists included Bruce Wright, senior vice president and principal at SB Architects; Brett Randall Jones, principal at David Baker Architects; and Jay Jeffers, founder of Jay Jeffers Design.

The moderator: Brooke Ross, director of marketing for the Healdsburg Tourism Improvement District.

The third and final Design Dialogues session for the year will take place on Monday, November 14, at Little Saint. Healdsburg traditions will be the focus of this event, and panelists will discuss how some local traditions may change in the years ahead.

As of press time, participants and a moderator were still being confirmed.

All told, these events are a great way to gain perspective on the changes occurring in our community, and how they will shape, inspire, and add to our quality of life. Grab your seat(s) here before it’s too late!

Photo: Kim Carroll

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