AIA Brooklyn April General Meeting + Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 17
6:00 – 8:00 PM
FXCollaborative, 235 Duffield Street, Floor 7, Brooklyn NY
1.5 LU

In honor of Earth Month, AIA Brooklyn is hosting a discussion on the Material Cycle. Chapter meeting, refreshments and networking to follow the panel discussion.




Lindsey Wikstrom is the Founding Partner of Mattaforma. She has taught at Columbia GSAPP, Cornell AAP, Syracuse University, and Yale School of Architecture. Wikstrom holds an M.Arch from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Charles McKim Prize, Visualization Award, and Avery 6 Award. Wikstrom is also the recipient of the SOM Prize. Her research on renewable and reclaimed materials has been published in Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture between Metrics and NarrativesBroken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, FakturCitee-fluxUrban Omnibus, and others. Wikstrom is the organizer and moderator of Material Worlds, a speaker series hosted by MoMA’s Emilio Ambasz Institute. In 2022, Wikstrom spoke at Prada’s Possible Conversation series to launch her book Designing the Forest and Other Mass Timber Futures (2023), published by Routledge, with foreword by Kenneth Frampton.

Luna Oiwa is an active volunteer in the building material reuse space. She both serves on the Board of the nonprofit Build Reuse and is an active member of the NYC-based reuse network and is a member of the NYC-based reuse network RECLAIM NYC. Luna is also an embodied carbon advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Previously, she was an embodied carbon consultant at Brightworks Sustainability, where she conducted whole building lifecycle analyses to aid in procurement decisions for construction projects.

Alan Solomon is a partner at Sawkill Lumber and co-author of Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide. Sawkill Lumber is a Brooklyn based supplier of reclaimed and new wood products – serving architects, designers, fine woodworkers and contractors in the New York City area.