March Clambake

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s time to get together, network, and hear about some cool new design work that is happening in RI. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A. Aurora offers a full cash bar and some light appetizers. We are partnering with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for our March Clambake.

Meet our March speakers and register! To see more of their work, check out the facebook event.


KITE Architects

Christine West

Christine West, AIA, is an architect and principal of KITE Architects in Providence. KITE works with forward-thinking community organizations and innovative developers to advance thoughtful architecture. Christine and Albert Garcia, her co-owner, have cultivated a design process that carefully investigates technical issues and human-centered factors to uncover hidden opportunities. Christine has a particular fascination with practical innovation adoption in realms ranging from financing to sustainability to urbanism.

Christine is Chair of the Providence City Plan Commission and an officer of the Providence Revolving Fund. She also volunteers on architectural accreditation visits throughout the US and abroad and is building an off-the-grid cabin with her husband and many dedicated friends in Groton, VT.

Flowers by Semia

Semia Dunne

Semia Dunne is the president and grower at Flowers By Semia in Providence. Semia’s love of flowers began when she grew her first cut flower garden with her mother at age 18. Founding Flowers by Semia in 2000, Semia specializes in wedding and special event floral design. Her designs are influenced by nature and are known for their movement, texture, and inspiring color palettes. She is also an event stylist, offering thoughtful creative direction for her clients’ celebrations.

Over the past 6 years, Semia has been growing as much of her own florals as possible, truly embracing the “farmer-florist” movement. She grows her flowers on family land in Lincoln, RI and loves every aspect of the seed to vase process. Over the past 3 years, she has been teaching the art of floral design as an instructor with the Floral CoLab as well as through her own workshops at the FBS studio. In 2015, Semia was named one of the top 62 floral designers in the country by Martha Stewart Wedding magazine.