Mark your calendars for November 21.
The Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter is celebrating International Education Week with the collaboration of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
You are invited!
Local and international sustainable green architectural environments will be our central topic. Dr. Darsh Wasan, Vice-President of International Affairs at IIT, will introduce keynote speaker Donna Robertson, Dean of IIT’s College of Architecture, whose talk is entitled “THE EMERGING DESIGN PRACTICE:TOMORROW’S TALENT, CLIENTS AND ISSUES”. Dean Robertson’s talk will provide an overview of how attention to design excellence and innovative practices has contributed to Chicago’s renaissance as a progressive city focused on quality of life, sustainability and healthy environments for urban dwelling. In the last decade Chicago has transformed whole neighborhoods, greened its urban space and places, and created unique environments that enhance the experience of residents and visitors. Chicago has a very strong practice community of design professionals, civic leaders and government officials who work very hard on behalf of attention to design and making improvements where ever possible. The talk will examine the Illinois Institute of Technology’s self-transformation through a campus master plan, the innovative new skyscrapers being built, the new ideas for infrastructure upgrades, and special new places such as Millennium Park and the Chicago Riverwalk.
The talk will also address progressive practices in architecture focused towards changes in the 21st century. New technologies and communication media are transforming the professional mode of project execution. This also is having an effect on education, and how students learn. Useful if unusual alliances and a more community based design process will also be introduced. New topics of research in the academy will have direct contributions to the practice of architecture and design, including sustainability in high-rise design and the science of neuroaesthetics.
New buildings, public places and interiors will be introduced, using the textbook of Chicago’s recent attention to design excellence in the built environment.
RSVP with your name, affiliation, contact information, and the names of all guests who will be joining us. RSVPs should be emailed to Margo McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org and be received by November 16, 2009.
SPACE IS LIMITED
The cost of this luncheon is $30 for Fulbright Association Members and guests and $10 for Fulbright students.