03/25/2011
          GSAPP Alumni Weekend 2011, April 15-17 Columbia University
          Posted By Mario Cipresso

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        • Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation announces their 2011 Alumni Weekend Event from April 15-17. Centered around the theme of "Smart Infrastructure: Negotiating the Future of Design", the event offers a weekend of networking, learning, and catching up with old friends over a series of panel discussions and receptions.

          To register for Alumni Weekend, call 212.854.2834 or visit http://www.arch.columbia.edu/alumni/alumni-weekend-2011.
           
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          SUMMARY OF THE EVENT (MORE INFO AT GSAPP WEBSITE)
           
          ALUMNI KEYNOTE LECTURE:

          Howard Slatkin '00MsUP, Director of Sustainability for the Department of City Planning, New York
          Introduction by Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPP

          PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

          1. Urban Infrastructure: Contemporary Investigations into City Politics, Futures, and Preservation
           
          Kate Ascher, Adjunct Professor at the Wagner School at NYU
           
          Styliani Daouti '05MsAAD, Founder and Principal at AREA (Architecture Research Athens)
           
          Craig Dykers, Senior Partner/Director/Architect, Snohetta
           
          Robert Lane '82M.Arch, Senior Fellow for Urban Design at Regional Planning Association; Partner, Plan & Process LLP
           
          Deike Peters '95MsUP, Director, Urban Mega-Projects Research Group, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, USC
           
          Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
           
          Moderator: David King, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

          AND

          2. Communications Infrastructure: How New Media is Changing the Nature of Public Space
           
          David Benjamin '05M.Arch, Director of the Living Architecture Lab, GSAPP
           
          Frank Hebbert, Product Manager, Community Planning Tools, OpenPlans
           
          Daniel Kidd '09M.Arch, Designer/Project Leader, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
           
          Kazys Varnelis, Director of the Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University
           
          Shin-pei Tsay, director of the Leadership Initiative for Transportation Solvency, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
           
          Moderator: Troy Conrad Therrien, Creative Digital Consultant, Bruce Mau Designs

          AND

          3. Education Infrastructure: Discussing New York City’s Biggest Developers of Mind and Land
           
          Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University and Special Advisor for Campus Planning, Columbia University
           
          Eve Klein, Associate Vice President for Planning and Design, New York University
           
          Philip Pitruzzello, Vice President, Manhattanville Construction, Columbia University
           
          Meghan Moore-Wilk, Director of Space Planning and Capital Budget, CUNY 
           
          Moderator: Carol Loewenson, Partner, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLP

          TOURS:

          Tour NYC infrastructure: Bring your friends!
          Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
          Gowanus Canal
          Croton Aqueduct
          Grand Central Station Terminal

          NOTES:
           
          NEW THIS YEAR: CES/Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Saturday’s panels!

          We will have alumni work displayed digitally on Saturday, April 16th. Please share images of your current work! The submission instructions are below:
          » Please submit 3 images maximum, in TIFF or JPEG format.Minimum size is 5" x 7" at 200dpi, RGB color.
          » Please keep your images below 5 mb each if sending by e-mail, otherwise submit them on a cd at under 10 mb each and send the cd by mail.
          » You MUST name your files with the following format: Firstname_Lastname_program_year_01.tif,...02.tif, etc. (ie: Lindsay_Dorrance_AAD_81_01.tif)
          » Be sure to provide the name and location of the work.

          Please send your work to:
          LD2282@columbia.edu
           
          or
           
          GSAPP Alumni Weekend 2011
          Attention: Lindsay Dorrance
          404 Avery Hall
          1172 Amsterdam Avenue
          New York, NY 10027

          Images will be shown looped in a display during the weekend. Some images may be edited or cropped for space. Improperly formatted images will not be used.
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