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|  ECOGRAM  |  I  THE SUSTAINABILITY QUESTION

OCTOBER 19th-25th, 2008

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation


Even though “green” is everywhere, the concepts of sustainability and ecological design and development are still marginal in schools of architecture as well as in architectural discourse at large. That buildings and cities are significant polluters and catalysts of climate change is beyond question. Buildings and the building industry currently contribute at least 40-50% of greenhouse gases. As more than half of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of 2008, most of them in developing countries where environmental controls are often weak or nonexistent, thinking about “sustainable development” seems all the more urgent.


Conference Chairs: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. & Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Ph.D.

Dean: Marc Wigley

Director of Special Events: Benjamin Prosky

Associate Director, Alumni Relations: Melissa Cowley Wolf


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

PANEL: ECO-CRAFT: Design, Context + Innovation
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
6:30 PM

Michelle Addington - Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Dickson D. Despommier - Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, Columbia University
Matthias Schuler - Engineer, TRANSSOLAR, Stuttgart
Cameron Sinclair - Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity
Moderated by Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. (M.Arch 1997) and Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Ph.D. (MsAAD 1996, Ph.D. Arch. 2007), - Adjunct Professors of Architecture, GSAPP

Opening reception for the exhibit, Ecology. Design. Synergy. Behnisch Architekten + Transsolar Climate Engineering, to follow at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

ALUMNI KEYNOTE LECTURE
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
6:30 PM
Daniel Wood (M.Arch 1992) and Amale Andraos
WORK Architecture Company, New York

Reception to Follow


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

FACULTY KEYNOTE LECTURE
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
6:30 PM
Kenneth Frampton
Ware Professor of Architecture, GSAPP

Reception to Follow

AVERY HALL SOCIETY LEADERS DINNER
8:00 PM
Special Event for the Leaders and Partners of The Avery Hall Society
By separate invitation only


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Brownie’s Cafe, Avery Hall
10:00 AM

WELCOME
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
10:30 AM
Mark Wigley, Dean of GSAPP

INTRODUCTION
Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Ph.D. (MsAAD 1996, Ph.D. Arch 2007) - Adjunct Professor of Architecture, GSAPP
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. (M.Arch 1997)- Adjunct Professor of Architecture, GSAPP

PANEL: ECO-SEARCH: Research, Culture + Policy
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
11:00 AM

Sarah Haga - Director, Owner’s Representative Studio, Jonathan Rose Companies
Nilda Mesa - Assistant Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University
Kate Orff - Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, GSAPP; Founding Principal, SCAPE
Jorge Otero-Pailos - Professor of Historic Preservation, GSAPP
Kyong Park - Associate Professor of Public Culture, University of California, San Diego; Founder, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Smita Srinivas - Assistant Professor of Urban Planning; Director, Technological Change Lab, GSAPP
Moderated by Elliott Sclar - Professor of Urban Planning, GSAPP

LUNCH, TOURS, TALK, and EXHIBITIONS
12:30 - 2:30 PM

Carbon Footprint: A Personal Air Quality Track
Sarah Williams - Director, Spatial Iinformation Design Lab, Columbia University GSAPP

Avery Digital Fabrication Laboratory
Phillip Anzalone (M.Arch 1997) - Associate Director, Building Technologies and Technical Director, Avery Digital Fabrication Laboratory, Columbia University GSAPP

The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for American Architecture
Reinhold Martin - Director, The Buell Center and Professor of Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP

Open Studios

Ecology. Design. Synergy. Behnisch Architekten + Transsolar Climate Engineering
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall

Amphorae, the 2008 Young Alumni Exhibition
Avery Hall

PANEL: ECO-ED: Education, Practice + Ecology
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
2:30 PM

SHoP Architects, P.C
Bruce Lindsey - Dean, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, Washington University
John Peterson - Founder, Public Architecture
Zoka Zola - Principal, zoka zola architecture + urban design, Chicago
Moderated by Mark Wigley - Dean of GSAPP

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