Tuesdays, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, 8/30/2016 - 11/29/2016
172 Wurster Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Image: Oakland, CA
With a focus on research, methods and design approaches to current urban issues facing cities across the globe, the Fall 2016 Urban Design Lecture Series is a one-unit interdisciplinary course open to all concentrations within the College of Environmental Design. The lecture series is part of the Masters in Urban Design Program.
Thirteen leading Bay Area practitioners, planners and CED faculty members will offer weekly one-hour lectures on a variety of topics relevant to students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City & Regional Planning and other community development disciplines. From eco-urbanism in Paris to comparing and contrasting urban design in Shanghai and Oakland, students will be introduced to practical concepts and theory with wide-ranging applicability.
The series begins with a two-part lecture by internationally renowned city planner, urban designer and Adjunct Professor of Urban Design John Kriken, (BA Architecture, '61) FAIA, AICP.
- August 30 -- 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Kriken will discuss the scope of urban design practice.
- September 6 -- 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Kriken delves into how urban design practice differs from architecture.
As the founder of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s (SOM) San Francisco-based Urban Design & Planning Studio, Kriken’s professional experience has ranged from plans for new cities and downtown districts to campus plans for leading corporations and universities.
Kriken’s work has won more than 35 national and international design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects and Progressive Architecture, among many others. He is the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the College of Environmental Design, the founding member of the 40-year-old Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society and the Chair of the Design Review Board of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
Questions? Contact Associate Professor Christopher Calott at email@example.com.