Associate Director - HOU
Ann Panopio joined buildingcommunityWORKSHOP in late 2013 as the Associate Director of the Houston office. Previously, she has worked in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has experience with several building types and scales, but her focus since 2005 has been on affordable housing and public interest design. Her past work includes a five-story, mixed use multifamily affordable housing complex and Native American health clinic, a 21 unit rehabilitation of a four-story, early 20th century SRO building into a multifamily land trust co-op, small business facade improvements, and community design workshop facilitation centered on urban design and transit. Ann's interests and experience in youth education and job training programs include facilitation of a sustainability and urban design after-school program for high school students and a small, collaborative design build with students in a green jobs training program. Since joining [bc], she has been heavily involved with the City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department’s Single Family Disaster Recovery Round 2 program in six Houston neighborhoods. That program will result in the design and construction of over 200 single-family homes destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Each home is chosen by the homeowner from a catalog of designs which respect the neighborhood context and were voted on by the six neighborhood communities.