KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design hosting Health, Equity & Architecture symposium

LAWRENCE – Leading architects are gathering at the University of Kansas on Feb. 20 for a discussion on how architecture can bridge the gap between social equity and human well-being. 

The KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design’s 6th annual symposium, Health, Equity & Architecture, will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the School of Architecture & Design’s Marvin Hall Forum and online via livestream.  

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Curtis Moody, FAIA, founder and board chair of Moody Nolan, the largest African American-owned architecture firm in the United States. 

After the keynote, a presentation by Bonny Slater, ASID, of Gensler, will be followed by a response by Diamond Bronson, AIA, of Hoefer Welker. Bronson will then moderate a question-and-answer session. 

The symposium will be followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Forum. 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) members in attendance may earn 1.5 Health, Safety and Welfare continuing education units. Details will be available at the end of the symposium. 

Symposium Presenters: 

Curtis Moody, FAIA, is the founder and board chair of Moody Nolan. The firm has won more than 300 design citations, including 46 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 43 from the National Organization of Minority Architects. Moody Nolan was awarded the AIA 2021 firm award and named one of the most innovative architecture firms of 2022 by Fast Company

Bonny Slater, ASID, is the Regional Health & Wellness Practice Leader and senior associate at Gensler, Washington, DC. Her specialty is creating inspiring places to support health and wellness. With expertise in both design and psychology, she brings a unique perspective to her projects through a research-driven approach to design for the diverse needs of users. 

Diamond Bronson, AIA, is a KU alum and member of Hoefer Welker's Healthcare Studio Leadership Team in the firm’s Kansas City Office. She recently completed the Pillars Leadership Program with the AIA-Kansas City chapter. Her passion for philanthropy and mentoring allows her to use her talent as an architect to give back to the community while nurturing the growth potential in our future architecture leaders. 

Event details: 

2023 KU Health + Wellness Design Symposium: Health, Equity & Architecture 

Monday, February 20 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.; reception to follow 

Marvin Hall, The Forum map 

Livestream details 

Learn more about the KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design here.