Director of Design, Vice President
Leo A Daly

Irena Savakova, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C is global design principal for international planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm LEO A DALY, and director of design for the firm’s Washington D.C. studio. She is an award-winning design architect with 30 years of experience leading the design of new signature freestanding administrative facilities for a variety of educational, corporate, commercial and government clients. She began her design career in Bulgaria, and has practiced the European Union and the United States. Savakova teaches and mentors architecture students at her alma mater, the University of Maryland, and serves as a peer reviewer for the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence program. She sits on the ULI Washington Placemaking Initiative Council.

Speaking at the Following:

Sep 19

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Reinventing Social Nodes in the City

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 207A

The social infrastructure of cities is evolving as traditional social nodes have moved online. Typologies such as bank cafés, urban libraries, urban markets, and urban boutique hotels offer renewed and socially vibrant opportunities for creating dynamic zones of social activity, driving well-balanced placemaking, and channeling economic dividends for development. This presentation will explore new ways […]