Regional Pop-Up mMATERIALS Events Connect Sustainable Materials Community in Charlotte, Portland, LA, NYC

Mindful MATERIALS will be hosting a series of regional Pop-Up mMATERIALS Events across the US, starting in Charlotte, NC on April 4th at DLR Group’s office. These events connect mindful materials with mindful practitioners, and connect the dots between intent and action when it comes to materials.

Each event will be hosted at a local Architecture or Design firm’s office, and features a 3-part program: an exhibitor showcase, an education session (sometimes approved for AIA/GBCI CEU Credits), and a happy hour. The education session topics will vary based on the hosting firm - Charlotte’s educational programming will be focused on materials vetting for mass timber projects to reduce whole building embodied carbon. All events will discuss the Common Materials Framework and how this can be applied to consider holistic embodied impacts of materials (ecosystem health, social health & equity, human health, and circularity, in addition to climate/carbon).

Pop-Up mMATERIALS Event Schedule:
Charlotte, NC | DLR Group | April 4
Los Angeles, CA | Venue TBD | August 15
Portland, OR | Venue TBD | August 17
New York, NY | Venue TBD | October 24

Events are free to attend - register via eventbrite links above and please feel free to promote within your local professional networks!

Who should attend:
Design Professionals interested in verified achievement in sustainability for materials and products, who want to learn how to integrate materials vetting into your design process.

Real Estate Developers/Owners aware of your organization’s standards for employee health and wellness and curious how building materials can support such goals. Perhaps you help form your organization’s sustainability goals and would like to understand the formal ties between building materials and initiatives like ESG reporting.

Contractors experiencing demand for transparency reporting in your specifications and interested in how to verify achievement ahead of the submittal process.

Please send any questions to, and I will update this listing with more details on locations and programming for the Portland, LA, and NYC events as details are confirmed.