Event: Lance Hosey - Shape of Green

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CMPBS, AIA Austin and Austin EcoNetwork are proud to present:Lance HoseyThe Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design

Great design is a marriage of art and science, but so far green design has focused on science and neglected art. When photovoltaics, wind turbines, and fuel cells overshadow basic decisions about shape and form, green tech becomes a green crutch. Do ethics support or supersede aesthetics? Does going green change the face of design or only its content? Can we be as smart about how things look as how they are made? Form, image, and experience can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities. Fully embracing the principles of ecology could spark a revolution that could change every aspect of design.

Lance Hosey, AIA, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP Nationally recognized architect, designer, writer, speaker, and advocate Lance Hosey has been featured in Metropolis magazine’s “Next Generation” program and Architectural Record’s “emerging architect” series. Until 2009, he held the position of Director with William McDonough + Partners, the world-renowned pioneer of sustainable design, with which he had been associated for nearly a decade. Lance’s essays have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, Metropolis, Architectural Record, and Architecture, and he is a Contributing Editor with Architect magazine, where he writes the monthly “Ecology” column. With Kira Gould, he is co-author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (2007). Lance studied architecture at Yale and Columbia and jazz at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. In 2009, he was voted an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals.

Sunday, March 14
4-6pm

CMPBS8604 FM 969Austin
RSVP required (limited capacity)
RSVP with name and number attending to center@cmpbs.org.

Suggested Donation : $15