Careers in Urban Planning and Architecture: Panel Discussion with Doug Farr


Jan
22
2014

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  • Speaker: Doug Farr
  • Host Department: Program in the Environment
  • Date: 01/22/2014
  • Time: 5:10 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Location: 1028 Dana

  • The Yannell residence in Chicago, IL by Farr Associates is an example of Sustainable Urbanism.

    The Yannell residence in Chicago, IL by Farr Associates is an example of Sustainable Urbanism.

  • Description:

    Students-- are you interested in career in urban planning and architecture? Or even in urban design?

    At this event, architect and urban planner Doug Farr, along with PitE and Urban Planning alumni will share experiences of navigating careers urban planning and architecture. Students will be able to freely ask their questions, and hear from practicing professionals what education, work, and experience will benefit students interested in these careers. Doug will also be giving a free public lecture on Sustainable Urbanism on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5pm in the Alumni Center. 

    More about Doug Farr:

    Doug Farr, AIA, LEED AP is the founding principal of Farr Associates, an award-winning architecture and planning firm identified by The New York Times as "the most prominent of the city's growing cadre of ecologically sensitive architects." His firm has designed seven LEED Platinum-rated buildings in Chicago, and was named AIA Chicago’s Firm of the Year in 2012.

    Farr was born in Detroit and received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and his graduate degree in architecture from Columbia University. Farr is the author of  "Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature (Wiley), a bestseller that visualizes Sustainable Urbanism—the growing sustainable design convergence that integrates walkable and transit-served urbanism with high-performance infrastructure and buildings—as the normal pattern of development in the United States by 2030. 

  • The Uptown Circle Project in Normal, IL by Farr Associates is an example of Sustainable Urbanism. Photo: Scott Shigley

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