I was invited by my Son-Inlaw to photograph his employers exhibit at the CSI Build/It 2017 Conference in Memphis TN.
Their goal is to shine the spotlight on all facets of the construction industry.
50 Venders from all aspects of the building trade were represented at the conference, from lighting, concrete, paint, carpet, tile etc. etc.
The high lite for me was listening to Marlon Blackwell, the Keynote Presenter who for an hour and a quarter kept the participants attention as a slide show highlighted his achievements over the years, including the Shelby Farms Park re-development project.
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars, typologies, and the contradictions of place: strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. His design work has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines.
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