Design Lecture Series

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 […]

February Design Lecture 2021

Register here. Dr. Trevon Logan tracks the past of his home on the Near East Side of Columbus back to its former owners, placing this history onto the larger maps of the neighborhood and city. He draws parallels between similar communities throughout the United States that have changed and evolved through segregation, redlining, urban decay, […]

Annual Meeting 2020 (October Design Lecture)

Register here.   Join us at our Annual Meeting on October 20! This presentation will focus on how the power of creative design might address the broad ranging challenges of equity in making future cities. Particular focus will be on design-related policies, programs, and strategies to expand sustainable living options in urbanized areas. Emphasis will […]

August Design Lecture 2020

Register here. The AIA is committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession. Emily Grandstaff Rice, FAIA, will talk about AIA’s position, programs, research, and the newly published equity guides. Tuesday, August 4 at noon. Earn 1.0 LU Online meeting via Zoom. All AIA Members, affiliate members, and student – Free […]

June Design Lecture 2020

Register here. Online registration has ended. To register, email  June Design Lecture Join the movement! Critical Stewardshiplies at the intersection of environmentally conscious design and historic preservation, with a focus on creativity & human-centered decision making. Sam Batchelor, AIA and Mary Ann Upton, AIA, both partners at designLAB architects, will display the power of Critical Stewardship […]

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