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Tue 06.22.2010

Shifting Paradigms: Design in Transition

CES LUs 1.5; HSW 1.5

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 22

Where: At The Center   

The early years of the 21st century have brought advancements in telecommunications, automated fabrication, virtual design software and information systems which have completely transformed the architecture and construction industries. The dawn of the “Digital Age” has provided the tools necessary to conceive and construct buildings which would not have been possible twenty years ago. Shifting Paradigms: Design in Transition will explore the evolving relationship between the creators of the built environment and the technological advancements in the design and fabrication process that are facilitating a new language of architecture.

Shifting Paradigms will feature a discussion with leading design practitioners and the presentation of(Re)centering the Square, a documentary film which provides in-depth analysis of the recently completed 41 Cooper Square in New York City. Designed by Morphosis Architects, this academic laboratory exists as a pure child of the digital age, providing a comprehensive model of how digital technology and a growing concern for environmental sustainability have impacted the design disciplines over the last decade. Framed around an engaging discussion with the Project Manager, Jean Oei of Morphosis Architects and Dr. George Campbell, President of the Cooper Union, (Re)centering the Square features a compelling visual tour of the facility, a detailed narrative from multiple perspectives explaining the forces which drove the design process forward and captures the transformation of the architectural profession over the last ten years through the lens of this visionary project.

Organized by: AIA ENYA

Sponsored by:  Siemens

CES LUs 1.5; HSW 1.5

Free admission

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