Singapore, March 14 (ANI/PRNewswire): American Standard, one of the most iconic brands in sanitary ware and part of the LIXIL Group, is hosting the American Standard Design Catalyst L!VE, a webinar bringing together thought leaders in Architecture and Design from across the Asia Pacific region.
The United Nations Development Programme estimates that, globally, cities account for 55% of humanity, 70% of GHG emissions and 80% of global GDP[1]. Continuing rapid urbanization will place increasing pressure on how we design and use public and private spaces that promote health, well-being and sustainable living. This creates new challenges for planners and designers to work with smaller spaces, smarter design and new urban lifestyles.
American Standard Design Catalyst L!VE will engage in that conversation with key subject matter experts in architecture and design. We will expand on the issues with insights, practical frameworks and strategies centered on three key themes: Health and Well-being, Sustainability, and Urbanization.

The two-hour event will be streamed free on Wednesday, 23 March in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese; and will feature the following panelists and speakers from across the region:
Hayley Mitchell, Director, Mitchell and Eades, Australia
Ivy Almario, President & Co-founder, Atelier Almario, Philippines
Samantha Eades, Director, Mitchell and Eades, Australia
Chat Fores, Founder, Chat Fores Design Studio, Philippines
Arch. Jojo Tolentino, President & CEO, AIDEA Incorporated, Philippines
Ary Indrajanto, Founder, Aboday, Indonesia
Alan Kueh, Managing Director, AK+ Archipedia Pte Ltd, Singapore
Arch. Le Truong, Founder & CEO, TT- Associates, Vietnam
Rahul Kadri, Partner & Principal Architect, IMK Architect, India
Rakesh Kumar, Chief Design Officer, Godrej Properties Ltd, India
Hun Chansan, Principal Architect & Founder, re: edge Architecture, Cambodia
Naresh V Narasimhan, Managing Partner, Venkataraman Associates, India
Satoshi Konagai, Leader, LWT APAC, LIXIL
Priyanka Tanwar, Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Asia, LIXIL
Antoine Besseyre Des Horts, Leader, Global Design, Asia, LIXIL
American Standard invites all architecture and design professionals and interested persons to register for the virtual event to engage in the conversation and help build and inspire a future with purposeful design. Further event information is also available at the American Standard Design Catalyst website (, American Standard Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
To register for the free webinar, please visit:
[1] United Nations Development Programme, An Analytical Review: A Decade of Urban Resilience: Lessons and recommendations, October 2021
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