Act Local: Maker Culture and the Design Professions

Talk by David Euscher, ASID, IIDA

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April 27, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Workshop Houston
3615 Sauer St
Houston, TX 77004

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ADDRESS: 3615 Sauer St, Houston, TX 77004

TIME: 7:30-9AM

The rise of “Maker Culture” reflects a renewed interest in authenticity that comes from a connection between maker and consumer. Historically, technology enabled the mass-production of objects devoid of craft. Today, as technology enables democratized production that approaches artisanal quality, does that mean we are all makers? As the influence of “maker culture” continues to grow from the classroom to the marketplace, how will architects and designers respond? How can the design community embrace the opportunity to “Act Local” and support our communities and local economy through our work?

Join us at Workshop Houston, an organization celebrating 15 years in Houston’s Third Ward whose mission is to “provide youth with creative, technical and educational resources. Our vision is to lay the groundwork for a just society by creating a community that provides youth with support, expanded opportunities and alternative definitions of success.”


David Euscher is an award-winning designer with extensive experience in renovation and new construction projects serving diverse clients across the United States and around the world. In lectures and projects David explores the influence of culture, technology and human behavior on the design of the built environment, and how design can influence behavior and shape culture.

David has lectured at key architecture schools and industry conferences including CoreNet Global, MetroCon, IFMA World Workplace, Texas Society of Architects Convention and NeoCon. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture degree from The Ohio State University.

David is Vice President and Interiors Studio leader in the Houston office of Corgan.


This event has been approved for 1.0 AIA LU.