DesignBuildCincy is the first-of-its-kind of design show. We’re connecting the area’s most talented artisans, craftsmen, designers and fabricators/makers with discerning homeowners and design professionals who care about quality and craftsmanship.


CHIP WADE - The Art of Amazing Space

October 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

Don’t miss expert craftsman and celebrity designer, Chip Wade, host of HGTV’s popular show Elbow Room presenting “Art of the Amazing Space”

CARRIE STRICKLAND - Architectural Analogue: Amplifying Economic Growth and Creating Dense, Livable, Mixed-Use Environments

October 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Working predominantly in private development, Works Architecture’s (WPA) practice confronts the challenge of creating a high concept design while navigating the constraints of tight budgets, fast paced development and the jurisdictional restrictions of codes associated with urban infill projects.

DOUG DURBIN - Creating Your Own Path: The Importance of Being Original in a "Me Too" Design World

October 28, 2017 - 2pm

Renowned Chicago kitchen and product designer Doug Durbin shares his personal insight on developing bold, original ideas, and how to bring luxury spaces and products from inspiration to execution.

SOAPBOX SPEAKER SERIES - Local Architects and Planners Unpack Bold Plans and Ideas

October 28, 2017 - Noon

Join Soapbox editors for five game-changing designs from Cincinnati’s architecture and planning community. This is a fast-paced 2-hour immersion to give you a glimpse of futuristic ideas on the drawing board now.


Terry Boling + Jose Garcia - Designing and building at an architectural scale

Chad Edwards + Chris Hermann + Stephen Sendelbeck - The cap over Ft. Washington Way, a PechaCucha presentation

Vincent Sansalone + Whitney Hamaker - No Place. Show Place. A New Urban Pod.

Aaron Bradley + Dominic Iacobucci - The Future of Work

Oliver Kroner - The Impact of Climate Change in Urban Communities

Ticket purchases include a complimentary ticket to the DesignBuildCincy show at Music Hall on October 28-29 from 10am to 5pm.



October 29, 2017 - Noon

Join the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati as we launch our new program to showcase great architecture and design in the community. Doors Open OTR will include more than 25 unique venues throughout the OTR community allowing you to discover what’s happening behind closed doors. See the investment that has been made in this community by businesses and arts organizations, and discover how OTR is evolving into a truly livable and sustainable community.