MURP Associate Chair Speaks on American Institute of Architects Denver’s Housing Panel

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November 6, 2014

Denver, CO – Associate Chair and Instructor Jenny Steffel Johnson spoke on the American Institute of Architects Denver Chapter’s Confluence 2014 – Housing: A Framework for Our Future panel on November 6. The panel focused on what architects, developers, legislators, and community members should be doing right now to ensure future generations will have access to affordable housing. Jenny’s presentation addressed why affordable housing should matter to people who don’t need it.

The event attracted local architects and development professionals, including CAP faculty and alumni. Dean Mark Gelernter was among the attendees. Dr. Gelernter noted that the presentations were engaging, but sobering, in acknowledging the “pressure that Denver’s popularity is putting on the housing market.” He noted that the College will have “an important role to play in solving these complex problems in the future.”

Jenny was the only woman on the panel, which also included Jesse Adkins, AIA, Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects; Pat Coyle, Colorado Division of Housing; Chris Parr, Denver Housing Authority; John Parvensky, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; David Scott, CONTENT Public Relations; David Zucker, Zócalo Community Development.