POSTPONED! Blueprint for Better: Public Spaces


Monday, September 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Historic Savannah Theatre
222 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401


Due to Hurricane Dorian, Blueprint for Better will be postponed. Details will follow with the new date and other pertinent information. We are grateful for your interest.
Stay safe.

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 look at “Redemption Square” an entrant in the Architecture and Design Film Festival.

After work/school on Monday, come wind down at the Historic Savannah Theatre and hear from local leaders dedicated to people powered places and how architects and students across the country are getting their hands dirty for the cause.

The most vibrant, resilient cities in America make design a central aspect of governance strategy. Some civic and business leaders are legendary for their commitment to architecture and design and while we understand those positions don’t last forever, we hope they inspire stewardship. It’s about building a coherent, sustainable architecture and design strategy for our cities. One that is differentiated, leverages our uniqueness: location, climate, culture, economy, and so on; and one that is enduring. A design “baton” you can hand off to the next mayor, the next architect, the next director, or the next community leader.

The AIA has more than 90,000 members across the country. Here, in Georgia, we have 2,100 architects and designer members who have lived and worked in the state for decades. Our members are trained to look broadly at problems and find practical solutions. To tackle affordable housing, collaboration with creative problem solvers is essential. Architects and designers can help to create a healthier, happier, prosperous, more livable city for the people who already make it a wonderful place and for the new ones we want to attract.

This is a FREE event.


  • Anne K. Smith – Moderator | Architect and Principal at Lominack Kolman Smith
  • Sen. Lester Jackson | Georgia State Senator and Dentist
  • John Moody | Filmmaker, City Planner, and Designer; Invisible Cities Studios
  • Lorraine Morland | Healer, Advocate, and Musician

Read bios and learn more at

*Earn (2)  AIA approved LUs