Why Hire an Architect? When is it Worth It?

Occurred on July 25th, 2015

Not a pitch to hire an architect, this event is an exploration of what to consider when deciding whether an hiring an architect is worth it or not, so that as many people as possible can make an informed decision on their own.
6:30 - 7:00 Peruse the Hidden Artifacts art Exhibit while enjoying complimentary (and deliciously healthy!!) juices and tonics from REBBL
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation by Christoph Korner
Founding member of GRAFT design studio (Berlin)
Chair of Interior Architecture Dept. at Woodbury University
8:00 - 8:30 DISCUSSION/DEBATE presenting both sides of whether hiring an architect is worth it, with Ozgur Goral representing the potential client and Christoph representing the architect. Oz is an experienced independent LA based Marketing and Branding Strategist.
8:30 - 9:00 Open Discussion and Wrap-Up
9:00-9:30 - Peruse the Hidden Artifacts art Exhibit while enjoying complimentary juices from REBBL
Christoph Korner received his degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, followed by a MArch from UCLA with an emphasis on History and Theory. Since then he has been a part of GRAFT, an award winning design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Beijing. Projects range from Master Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, to Product Design.
In addition his work has been exhibited and published on several occasions as the author of articles and books. In recent years his dedication gravitated increasingly towards teaching and academia, culminating in his current position as Chair of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles.