Annual Luncheon

Annual Luncheon
  • Celebrating The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City
  • Showcases visionary thought leader discussing issues of urban design and civic engagement
  • Opportunity to present the work it has accomplished over the past year
  • Highlighting projects in Nashville that illustrate how the city is moving forward 
  • NCDC’s major fundraising event
  • Attendance averages more then 500 design professionals
    • Developers, civic leaders, and government leaders, state and local elected officials, engaged citizens and students

2016 Keynote Speaker:

Paul Goldberger

Why Design Matters

Paul Goldberger, who The Huffington Post has called “the leading figure in architecture criticism” is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984, his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City and was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School

Author of:

  • Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry
  • Why Architecture Matters
  • Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture
  • UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York

Click here to view and download the 2016 annual sponsorship packet!

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