Architecture series builds esteemed list of presenters

Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) recently unveiled its schedule of its Spring 2017 Lecture Series, which brings internationally recognized designers and architects to the school.

The series opens at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 with Erik Olsen, managing partner of New York-based Transsolar. He will present “High Comfort, Low Impact: Climate-Responsive Design Through Collaboration,” which examines his firm’s efforts to develop and validate climate and energy concepts that can be integrated into architectural projects.

The series continues on Mondays throughout the spring semester, closing with alumnus Skylar Tibbits, founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) International Design Center.

“CABE’s 2017 lecture series focuses on the American epicenters of architectural exploration and experimentation, New York City and Los Angeles,” Barbara Klinkhammer, executive dean of the architecture college, said. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to meet some of the most well-known designers and thinkers shaping the future of architecture and the built environment now.”

The series is free and open to the public.

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