Beyond the physical building lies the viability of our natural resources and its impact on the future of design. The School of Architecture is pleased to invite Sarah Dunn to lead a discussion on this critical topic. Dunn is the co-founder of UrbanLab, an architecture and urban design firm with locations in Chicago and Los Angeles. She will present “UrbanLab: Bowling” at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Pence Hall 209.
Together with Martin Felsen, Dunn recently published Bowling: Water, Architecture, Urbanism. The book seeks to reposition the contemporary debate of what a city should be by exploring how city-scaled mega-forms can become an updated architecture-based urbanism – a conjecture of what a comprehensible city could be to combat (predicted) crises – through analysis and experimentation.
In her lecture, Dunn will explain how to expand architecture’s context to include economic, cultural, political, social and ecological systems. She will also identify potential collaborations among disciplines as well as how to achieve design excellence while shaping livable and sustainable communities and buildings.
Prior to Chicago, Dunn lived in Virginia, New York, Singapore, Japan, Istanbul and the Netherlands where she worked for OMA/Rem Koolhaas on large-scale public and private projects, including the McCormick Tribune Campus Center in Chicago. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
AIA continuing education credits are available for members attending this lecture.