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Speakers set for FREE Sahar co-hosted event on Friday, September 14th 2018!

How does Design and the Built Environment impact Global Education?
Presented by: Sahar Education + Miller Hull Partnership

Friday, September 14th 2018
5:30PM – 8:00PM

Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Practitioners in the fields of architecture, design, non profits, and the University of Washington will join together in a panel that explores the intersections of international development and architecture/design to improve access to education in challenged populations around the world.


David Miller:

David is a nationally-recognized architect known for pursuing innovative sustainable and high performance design strategies while responding to each site’s unique conditions. David is a partner at Miller Hull Partnership and on the board of Sahar Education.



Shogofa Amini:

A native of Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan, Shogofa began her fellowship with Sahar in July of 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Regis College in Weston, Mass., graduating with honors in 2016.



Ginna Brelsford:

Ginna Brelsford is the Executive Director of Sahar. Ms. Brelsford brings over 20 years of experience in government, business and the non-profit world of international development. Ginna’s commitment to gender equality and access to education began with a focus on literacy in Brazil and spanned two decades of work in Russia, Latin America and Asia.



Rick Sundberg:

With over forty years of hands on experience, architect Rick Sundberg and his partners at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects are dedicated to the guiding philosophy that buildings should give back more than they take: to the communities and clients that depend on them and the environment that sustains them.



Design in Public’s flagship program, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) was founded in 2011 to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle, and to nurture relationships among designers, citizens, city leaders, and future-thinking business innovators. Now in its 8th year, SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest, gathering 120+ partners and over 30,000 attendees to 80+ citywide events each September.

2018 is the year of TRUST. From September 6-21, the Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for TRUST.

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