Zurich Architect, Alfredo Brillembourg, to lecture on low cost housing from the global south
- Monday, April 10, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
- Cheever Hall - view map
Title: “Listen to the People: Low Cost Housing from the Global South"
Montana State University, School of Architecture, is proud to present Alfredo Brillembourg who will lecture on low cost housing from the global south. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 10th, in Room 215 of Cheever Hall.
Alfredo Brillembourg was born in New York. He received his Bachelor of Art and Architecture in 1984 and his Master of Science in Architectural Design in 1986 from Columbia University.
Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. The philosophy of U-TT is to deliver innovative, yet practical, solutions through the combined skills of architects, civil engineers, environmental planners, landscape architects, and communication specialists. In 1998, Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner founded U-TT in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 2007, Brillembourg and Klumpner have taught at Columbia University, where they founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab), and since July 2010, they hold the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH in Zurich. Their work concerns both theoretical and practical applications within architecture and urban planning. Working in global contexts by creating bridges between first world industry and third world, informal urban areas, they focus on the education and development of a new generation of professionals who will transform cities in the 21st century. They have been awarded the 2010 Ralph Erskine Award, the 2011 Holcim Gold Award for Latin America, the 2012 Holcim Global Silver Award for innovative contributions to ecological and social design practices, and the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture Golden Lion.
Registered for 1 hours of AIA HSW Continuing Education Units.
To request public accommodation or accommodation to participate in the above event, please contact Sharon Matney, MSU School of Architecture, at 994-2921, or Susan Alt, Human Resources, 994-5527.
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