The Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects was pleased to host Professor Ellen Dunham- Jones, AIA at the TESLA showroom in Decatur, as she presented Atlanta 2041. This presentation was focused on Autonomous Technology and how the impact of this technology will change the way in which we live and, undoubtedly, build and design. Participants arrived early for lite bites, test rides and a presentation by Tesla. They also enjoyed networking, stimulating conversation on autonomation, sleek car designs, summer refreshments and – can we say it again? TEST DRIVES! Let’s get ready to design for the future!
ABOUT ELLEN DUNHAM-JONES: Ellen is an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, an architect and a recognized leader in finding solutions for aging suburbs. She is a subject matter expert on urban design, having co-authored Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs with June Williamson. During her 2016 Spring studio, she and her graduate students at Georgia Tech in the Master of Science in Urban Design, (MSUD) prepared this speculative look 25 years into the future. You can find Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones’ work on Downtown Atlanta 2041: Autonomous Vehicles and A-Street Grids here: