HXD WEEK 2021: Virtual LNL - The Interconnectedness of Everything and Everyone

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September 24, 2021
12:00 PM

Brought to you by the Interior Architecture Committee

Join us for a unique and thought-provoking experience, The Interconnectedness of Everything and Everyone.

Innovation and progress happens at the intersection of people, places, and events that are interconnected throughout the course of time. A perfect example of this is the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair. This presentation takes the audience to this monumental event in the history of architecture, Many advances in technology, construction, design and cultural shifts that we enjoy today can be traced back to experiences and connections that occurred in Chicago over a hundred years ago.

This is the nature of our work as architects and designers. Our profession is a complex web of the relationships that we nurture, knowledge that we build on, and the connections that we make along the time and space continuum. Join Marissa Yu, David Baker and Jim O’Neill as they share their own insights and experiences into this aspect of the architecture and design profession.


WHEN: Thursday, Sept 24 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom.  Link to join will be emailed to participants prior to the event.



Marissa Yu is an architect originally from the Philippines who moved to Texas where she took her Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.  She is a Principal at architecture and engineering firm, Page and has practiced in the Houston market for over 30 years. She teaches Professional Practice for Interior Architecture at the University of Houston where she gets to share her experiences with young designers in hopes of helping them grow within the profession.

With over 35 years in the architectural and construction industry, David Baker brings a decidedly pragmatic approach to the practice of architecture. With a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M and a Masters of Architecture from University of Houston, he has practiced commercial architecture in the Houston area for the majority of his career. He had served as a Principal and Shareholder in several architecture and interior design firms. Committed to service to others and life-long learning he is always ready to share what he thinks he knows!

Jim O’Neill is an architect and entrepreneur in Dallas, Texas with over 40 years of experience in architecture, interior design and how to run a firm. Jim’s last company, Inventure started in the back room of his house. In 24 years, it grew to employ 52 talented people before he moved to Dallas and sold the business to his partners. Jim is in the process of starting a new business in Dallas OnWorks and is excited to start over in a new city. Jim’s love of the profession and love of the people with whom he works, keeps him going and motivated.


Questions? Email Debby.