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Blueprint for Better Affordable Housing

Clockwise from top: Rural Studio, 2016; Community by Design – Skid Row, 2017


Lynn Robinson
Director of Outreach
(678) 553 0507


Meet us at the Plaza Theatre on February 8, 2019. Doors open at 7 pm.


Film is an excellent way to educate, inform, and inspire the public about architecture and the positive impact architects make on a community. With that idea in mind, the AIA Film challenge was born. We are excited to host Georgia’s first viewing of some of the short films entered into the American Institute of Architect’s 2016, 2017, and 2018 competition years as well as a first look at Tiny House Atlanta’s new short film on Accessory Dwelling Units.

After work on Friday, come wind down at the Plaza Theater and hear from local leaders dedicated to affordable housing and how architects and students across the country are getting their hands dirty for the cause.

Film Selections

  • Home, 2016
  • Rural Studio, 2016
  • Community by Design – Skid Row, 2017
  • A Little Alcove, 2017
  • The MADWORKSHOP, 2017
  • A Roof of their Own, 2017
  • The BLOCK Project: Seattle, 2018
  • Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School, 2018
  • Tiny House Atlanta’s Something Small: Atlanta ADU’s, 2018

After work, come wind down at the Plaza Theater and hear from local leaders dedicated to affordable housing and how architects, city leaders, and students are getting their hands dirty for the cause.


Kathryn Bedette, AIA


Kathryn Bedette, AIA is Associate Professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University where she coordinates both the history and theory course sequence and Second-Year architecture studios. Bedette also serves as the Architect Licensing Advisor for Georgia. Her professional accomplishments include receiving design awards for built work, including the 2003 Emerging Voices Award from AIA Atlanta and being awarded the 2016 AIA Atlanta James Gant Fausett, FAIA, Service to the Profession Award. Her work and scholarship have been exhibited in multiple venues and presented internationally.

Tim Keane

Tim Keane was appointed Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta by Mayor Kasim Reed – July 2015. In this role, Tim is responsible for Atlanta’s Offices of Planning, Housing, and Buildings.  Mayor Reed has charged Tim with enabling high quality, sustainable, equitable growth, and development of Atlanta. A new Atlantan by way of Charleston, South Carolina, Tim spent a total of 11 years working for Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. running the City’s planning department which included preservation, sustainability, urban design, planning and code enforcement.

Dwayne C. Vaughn

In 2018 Dwayne Vaugh was appointed to the newly-created position of Vice President of Housing Policy and Development. In this role, Mr. Vaughn works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and executive team providing senior level leadership, innovation and focus to achieve ABl’s affordable workforce housing goals and initiatives. Prior to his appointment at ABl, Mr. Vaughn served as Executive Director of the Mobile Housing Board (MHB) and affiliated entities.

Will Johnston

The Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute is a thought leader and innovator in the micro-living world. Over the past four years, his organization has enabled policy change and brought acceptance of microstructures in the Southeast through events, projects, and advocacy. His philosophy is allowing people to think outside the box by putting them in one.

Ai-Lien Vuong

Ai-Lien Vuong is an Architectural Design Staff member at Lord Aeck Sargent. She completed her dual Master of Architecture and Master of City & Regional Planning at Georgia Tech in 2015. Her interests include housing, schools, transit, placemaking, sustainability, and equitable development–which culminated in her time serving as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow.