Design Lecture Series

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Forum

Register here. Join AIA Columbus and IIDA Columbus City Center on June 28 for a forum featuring Annie Chu, FAIA, NCIDQ WELL AP. The past two years brought many uprisings in response to social injustice and discrimination. Coupled with the turmoil of the global pandemic and the drastic change of lifestyle we experienced — lockdown, […]

Solutions to Address Affordable Housing

Register here. Join us on May 17 for the May Design Lecture! *In-person registration is closed but you can still attend online via Zoom Central Ohio is experiencing a housing crisis. According to the Affordable Housing Alliance, 54,000 low- and moderate-income households in Franklin County pay more than half of their income towards housing costs. […]

The Winners Are: NextHome:2021 Design Competition

Register here. Join us on April 12 for the April Design Lecture! The National Association of Homebuilders recently released a study highlighting the impacts of housing costs and mortgage rates on housing affordability. With every increment of $1000 in the price of a Central Ohio home, there are 1,093 households that will no longer qualify […]

More, Better, Different: Resiliency in the Role of the Architect and Professional Practice

Register here. Join us on March 22 for the March Design Lecture featuring Nathaniel Hudson! This lecture is a presentation and discussion relating to alternative practice models being explored within the architectural profession. In particular, those which underpin the efforts of FormGrey Studio, LLC. The presentation introduces the concept that practice itself is a design, […]

February Design Lecture 2022

Register Here. Join us for our February Design Lecture: Speculative Futures: Human, Machine in the Autonomous City on February 8! The lecture explores the role of architecture in relation to emerging technologies–from autonomous vehicles and robots to machine vision, navigation systems and simulations–are reconfiguring the relationship between human beings and machines in space. Rather than […]

Rapid 5 Project: Creating a Greenway System that Benefits Central Ohio

Register Here.   Join us for our January Design Lecture on January 25! Cities in the 21 Century cannot continue to see nature as a destination through parks and trail system development. The natural environment must become the foundation of growth, transportation network, and neighborhoods. ULI Columbus and MORPC have embarked on a Rapid 5 […]

May Design Lecture 2021

Register here.   Join us at our May Design Lecture: Meet Dorothée Imbert, Director of Knowlton School of Architecture on May 18 at noon! Dorothee Imbert began her four-year term as director at the Knowlton School of Architecture in August 2020. Hear from Dorothee about Knowlton and her vision for the school, her work on […]

April Design Lecture 2021

Register here.   “Humanity is faced with a challenge unlike any we have previously encountered: we must take urgent action to reverse the impacts of our greenhouse gas emissions, protect our planet, and preserve life as we know it.” –AIA What are climate action plans? What do they mean for our communities? How can architects […]

March Design Lecture 2021

Register here.   Why do state capitols have domes? Specifically, why does the Ohio Statehouse NOT have a dome? Capitol buildings around the country come in all shapes, sizes and architectural styles . . . how are they the same and how do they differ? Can we make a historic state house relevant in the […]

January Design Lecture 2021

Register here. Join us on January 26 at noon! The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global leader of in sustainability and serves as an innovation hub for new collaborative and interdisciplinary methods and frameworks, to push forward the case for sustainability of the built environment. Over […]

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