Deanna Van Buren: Fact Sheet

Deanna Van Buren

Co-founder, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Selected Professional Associations / Awards / Fellowships

  • National Board Member Architects Designers and Planners
    for Social Responsibility 2012 to Present
  • Member Architecture Lobby 2018
  • Awardee Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) Bicentenary Medal 2018
  • Architectural Record Women in Architecture Activist Award 2017
  • ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Grant Awardee 2017
  • AIA SF Social Impact Award and Exhibit 2016
  • Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellow 2015
  • Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge 2012 to 2013
  • Perkins +Will Innovation Incubator Grantee 2010

Education

  • Master of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1994

Selected Exhibits/Installations

  • By the People: Designing a Better America, Cooper Hewitt Museum
    New York, NY 2016—2017
  • Gait Lyrique Digital Culture Center Paris France Joue le Jeu / Play Along 2012
  • Global Lives Installation — Design Build, San Francisco, CA 2009
  • Writers Corps Installation — Design Build, San Francisco, CA 2008
  • 2% Women of Color in Design, Boston Architectural College Exhibition 2008
  • Lazo Latino Installation — Design Build, New York, NY 1999

Selected Project List

Digital Architecture

  • The Witness Video Game 2011—2016

Restorative Justice Architecture

  • Restore Oakland, California 2018
  • Near Westside Peacemaking Center, Syracuse, NY 2015
  • Restorative Justice City Mapping and Research
    — Design Lead, Oakland, CA 2013
  • Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth Peacemaking Room
    — Project Architect, Oakland, CA 2011

Mobile Architecture

  • Women’s Mobile Refuge Center Bay Area, CA 2018 to Present
  • Five Keys Mobile Classroom Bay Area, CA 2017 to Present
  • The Pop-Up Resource Village Bay Area, CA 2015 to Present

Housing

  • Hope re-entry Campus 2018
  • Block 13 E Housing, Francisco, CA 2008
  • Marycrest Prefab Workforce Housing, Denver CO 2006

Retail/Mixed Use

  • Point Cook Town Center-Point Cook, Victoria, Australia 2008
  • Bur Juman Gardens Mixed Use Development, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2005
  • Jin Hua Retail and Entertainment Precinct, Jin Hua, China 2005
  • Discovery Point New Town Center, Sydney Australia 2004
  • Poweraid, Power Station adaptive re-use, Sydney Australia 2003
  • Chapel Field Norwich Mixed Use, Norwich, England 2001

Commercial

  • PIXAR Headquarters, Emeryville, CA 2009 to 2010
  • 1450 Owens St Life Sciences Building, San Francisco, CA 2006/07
  • Pagewood Commercial, Sydney Australia 2004

Higher Education

  • Haas School of Business Renovation & Addition, Berkeley, CA 2010 to 2011
  • UC Irvine Telemedicine Center-Design Build Competition, Irvine, CA 2007