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AIA's Understanding Homelessness: Lecture by Rex Hohlbein

  • Center for Architecture & Design 1010 Western Ave Seattle, WA (map)

From AIA Seattle Committee on Homelessness, more information at

This is the second in a series of events where we invite homeless service providers to talk about their experiences working both with and for those in our community that are living without permanent shelter.

Rex Hohlbein
Founder + Creative Director at Facing Homelessness
Principal at BLOCK Architects
Co-founder of the BLOCK Project

A Seattle native, Rex ran a successful residential architectural firm for 30 years. In 2010, after befriending several men experiencing homelessness along the Fremont canal, Rex started a Facebook page to raise awareness for those living unsheltered through the sharing of photos and personal stories. Today, that Facebook page has over 51,000 followers, becoming a thriving and inspirational non-profit, Facing Homelessness. Rex now combines both architecture and community outreach in starting a social justice architecture firm, BLOCK Architects, with his daughter Jenn LaFreniere.