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Ely Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the Lambda Alpha International Ely-Chicago Chapter Speakers Bureau. Our chapter members offer themselves as a resource for you across a wide variety of land economics industries. Members of LAI Ely-Chicago have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in their land economics field. They have been selected by their peers as worthy of recognition for their commitment to excellence. Click on a category below to find your next speaker, panelist or moderator from our membership.

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Susan F King

Principal, Housing studio Leader HEDArchitecture + Design
Work 1 East Wacker Drive Chicago IL 60625 Cell Phone: 312-925-9588


Susan F King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA is a Principal at HED where she oversees the firm’s housing work across the Midwest. An unrelenting advocate for attainable housing, social justice, and issues of diversity, much of her work focuses on community-based housing access for people across all ages and socioeconomic status. Ever an advocate for both attainable housing and green market transformation of the building industry, Ms. King is routinely invited to speak on these topics. Ms. King is currently serving on two Boards, the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation (CWAF).



Recent Speaking Engagements:

1. New Gravity Housing Conference: Session title: Affordable Aspirations: Piloting a Living Future in the Midwest, Role: Speaker, webinar 08.06.2020, 75 ppl. 60 minutes

2. unConference 2020, Online Everywhere: Session title: High Density Hope, Role; Speaker and Facilitator, 05.08.20, 100 ppl 60 minutes.

3. Illinois Housing Council Annual Forum: Session title: Affordable Aspirations: Fifth Avenue Apartments & the Living Building Challenge, Role: Speaker, Chicago, IL 03.02.20, 75 ppl, 90 minutes

4. The Chicago Architecture Center: Building Tall lecture series, Session Title: Skyscrapers for All?, Role: Moderator, Chicago, IL 6.04.2019, 100 ppl, 90 minutes

5. unConference 2019, The International Living Future Institute Session Title: Mentorship: A Lifelong Endeavor, Role: Panelist, Seattle, WA, May 2, 2018. 40 ppl, 90 minutes

6. Bowling Green State University: Session Title: “Be Inconvenient: Designing for Social Impact” Role: Keynote Speaker, Bowling Green, OH, September 12, 2018, 50 ppl, 90 minutes

Links to Recent Articles:


2. This is a 4 part series entitled , “What’s Going to Change Now that Everything’s Changed? Links to the other 3 parts are embedded in part 1:


Interests: I am passionate in speaking about the intersection of housing and sustainability, social equity and the next generation of high performance building design.


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