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ODC2014 Keynote Speakers

Julie Eizenberg
Koning Eizenberg

Julie Eizenberg is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. She brings design vision and leadership to the firm’s wide range of projects and is recognized for her expertise involving cities, non-profit agencies, educational institutions, and private developers. 
Ms. Eizenberg is an astute observer and institutional iconoclast leading investigations that reshape the way we think about the conventional buildings of everyday living. Under her and partner Hank Koning’s lead, the firm has earned more than 70 awards for their projects, including 25 AIA awards and the AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award for 2009. 

Ms. Eizenberg teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design and has completed a book titled, Architecture Isn’t Just for Special Occasions

David Baker
David Baker Architects

David Baker FAIA LEED AP founded San Francisco-based David Baker + Partners in 1982. With a focus on sustainable affordable housing, the firm has come to be known for combining social concern with a signature design character. A leader in the affordable housing sphere, the firm has designed and built more than 8,000 affordable units in the San Francisco Bay Area and has received more than 160 local and national architectural design awards, including the 2012 ULI Global Award for Excellence for the multi-generational Armstrong Place Senior and Family Housing.

David was selected as the AIA California Council’s 2012 Distinguished Practice, in recognition of a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment. In 2010 he was given Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award, which honors the housing industry’s 30 most influential and innovative people of the past 30 years.

Wilson W. Smith, Creative Catalyst
Nike, Inc.

Wilson W. Smith III is a Design Director at Nike, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, School of Architecture in 1980 and had worked in the field of Architecture until joining Nike in 1983 as the Corporate Interior Designer. Initially, he designed showrooms, stores and offices, as well as various graphic publications. After his 3rd year with the company, he made the jump to Product Design. During the ‘80’s, the footwear industry in the U.S. began to expand both in technology and style. Becoming a Senior Designer in 1990, Smith was involved primarily with the concepts of Nike’s Cross Training and Basketball products.

In 2003, Wilson became the Design Director of Nike Court, which includes all tennis & racquet driven footwear, while leading the concepts for Nike endorsees Serena Williams, and Roger Federer. Black Enterprise Magazine named Wilson one of America’s Top Black Designers.

Currently, at 29 years with Nike, Wilson is a Creative Catalyst within the Zoo – Special Other Operations. Along with footwear innovation, he is involved in Nike Better World projects, which include aiding recovery efforts in Haiti, and is the Design Director for N7, which bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the USA and Canada.

Scott Wolf
Miller Hull Partnership

Scott Wolf is a Partner at the Miller/Hull Partnership, recipient of the 2003 AIA National Firm Award.  Scott is a sustainable design leader and has been responsible for many of Miller/Hull’s most complex and highest profile projects, including the firm’s two AIA National Honor Award winners:  Olympic College Shelton and the Point Roberts Border Station.   He is also responsible for the financial management of the practice, and is currently developing “The Business Case for Sustainability” – a tool to assist clients in demonstrating the economic benefits of making more sustainable long-term decisions on their projects.  Scott has a passion for water issues and is on the Board of Directors of Water 1st International, a Seattle-based non-profit working to address the global water & sanitation crisis.  He also recently served as chair of the recent AIA Seattle Water Forum, bringing together architects and engineers with regulatory agencies and other industry professionals to discuss the challenges of water, wastewater and stormwater systems.  Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University and earned his Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon.