Pioneers in Design – Rael San Fratello

May 23 2023

Event Recap

Pioneers in Design – Ronald Rael + Virginia San Fratello

SF Jazz, San Francisco

On May 23, 2023 our design community joined together in person again at SF Jazz for an inspiring conversation between SFMoMA’s Josh Becker and this year’s Pioneers in Design, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello. The discussion focused on Rael San Fratello’s design work as acts of activism and their futurist perspective on materiality and technology in new ways of building structures that bring a wealth of resources from which to build that can be accessible to all people.

Our chapter honored, Rachel Stallworth of Stallworth Enterprises with the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award for her decades of work with the architectural and design community. Rachel was introduced by Lisa Weeks of Gensler and was accompanied by her family and friends as she gave a moving acceptance of this recognition.

If you missed this inspiring event, you can view the photos and watch the video recording below. And even if you were there and just want to be reminded of these Pioneers and their vision, take a look. Follow the link to the full photo album and download your favorites.

For all the background on our pioneers and honoree, see the event page.

If you are interested in being a part of the Pioneers in Design committee for 2024, please reach out.

Event Photos

Full photo album

Event Recording