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Olin Library: Architecture : HSA Lecture Series


Hammons School of Architecture
2018-2019 Fall Lecture Series 



Elizabeth Golden

Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect in Germany and the US.


Patty Heyda
Assistant Professor of Urban Design and Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University


Gina Ford
Landscape architect, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning, Boston


All lectures are at 3:00 pm in the HSA Multi-purpose Room unless otherwise stated.


Lecture Series Theme

Hammons School of Architecture Lecture Series 2018-2019:


"Design and construction are fundamentally optimistic acts, since to conceive of and build space is to imagine a transformed future. As an activated (and potentially activist) art, architecture seeks to improve the private as well as the social experiences and activities of individuals, communities, and organizations. As local and global challenges emerge and evolve, the discipline and the profession are called on to do more than simply respond, adapt, or mitigate; they must also envision, facilitate, and contribute to empowering and ennobling future possibilities.

Even as we acknowledge its progressive capacities, we also recognize architecture’s limits. Economic realities, structures of power, and governmental and institutional processes all conspire to constrain what is possible. OPTIMISM features speakers who meet these challenges with confidence in the transformative potential of design and public engagement."