SFI Conference


The annual conference features the best public interest design from around the globe, including the SEED + designbuildXchange + Live Projects Network Award winners. For seventeen years, the purpose of the SFI conference has been to bring together and share the best ideas and practices that are reaching those currently un-served by architecture.


Center for Public Interest DesignShattuck Hall
Portland State University, School of Architecture
Portland, OR, 97207


• Super Early Bird (ends 3 Feb 2017): $25
• Early Bird (ends 14 March 2017): $50
• After 14 March 2017 : $75

Super Early Bird (ends 3 Feb 2017 ): $75
• Early Bird (ends 14 March 2017): $100
• After 14 March 2017: $125

Super Early Bird (ends 3 Feb 2017): $25
• Early Bird (ends 14 March 2017): $50
• After 14 March 2017: $75

NOTE: The Structures for Inclusion (SFI) Conference will be held in conjunction with the Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI). Participants in PIDI may register for SFI at no additional cost. Please choose SFI & PIDI in the dropdown box below so we can plan accordingly.

Schedule Overview

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Public Interest Design Institute
Location: AIA Offices, Downtown Portland
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Case studies and professional-level training on Public Interest Design.
Includes SEED Certification and CEUs for architects.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Structures for Inclusion Conference Day 1
Location: Native American Student Center, Portland State University
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with reception and lecture to follow (see below)
Refereed paper sessions and presentations of the honorable mention winning projects. Closing discussion about overlaps and opportunities for collaboration.
Evening reception (4:30pm – 6:30pm) and keynote lecture with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Foreman (6:30pm – 8:00pm) at Shattuck Hall, Portland State Univeristy.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Structures for Inclusion Conference Day 2
Location: Collaborative Life Sciences Building, Oregon Health & Science University
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Presentations of each network’s award winning projects. Final discussion of each network’s principles/takeaways and opportunities for future projects and initiatives.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Activities and Retreat
A meeting of network leaders at retreat (by invitation only). Optional activities to be announced.

View full conference schedule here

Conference Speakers

View conference instructors here.

View presenters here.