Public Programs And Events

Housing Left, Right & Center

Housing Left, Right & Center

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center
General Public 

Guest: Lawrence Scarpa FAIA, Brooks+Scarpa, Los Angeles.

Host: Andy Bernheimer, Professor of Architecture, Parsons School of Design and David Leven, Associate Professor of Architecture

This symposium will assess the transformative potential in the architecture of urban housing in America in a challenging time. In the face of population growth, climate change, a degraded infrastructure, a material culture invested in superficial greenwashing and inequities in economic opportunity, a panel of prominent architects from various regions across the United States will gather to discuss the central issues of design that make urban housing successful. 

Following the lecture, there will be a brief conversation between Lawrence Scarpa and Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster. Please see schedule listing below:

Thursday, October 12th 6pm-8pm

Keynote Address: Lawrence Scarpa FAIA, Brooks + Scarpa

Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, New York, NY

Friday, October 13th 9am-12pm

Talks and Roundtable Discussion

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Moderator: Mark Lamster, Architecture Critic for the Dallas Morning News


Anne-Marie Decker, Duvall Decker Architects, Jackson MI

David Dowell, El Dorado, Kansas City MO

Elizabeth Whittaker AIA, MERGE Architects, Boston MA

Sponsored by Parsons' School of Constructed Environments. 

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