Urban design professor to speak in Fort Wayne

April 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm 2 comments

(Jon) If you are interested in city, culture and church, then this lecture later this month is essential listening.

Here’s a shortened version of the press release:

Notre Dame professor Philip Bess will present a lecture and panel discussion about urban design and sustainable development in Fort Wayne.

The event will be 6 p.m. April 16 in the auditorium of the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library. It is sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana.

Bess is an expert in neighborhood ballpark design and his expertise will help the citizens of Fort Wayne determine for themselves what is needed to accomplish a walkable, livable and dynamic downtown.

Bess is the director of graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He teaches graduate urban design and theory, and continues his professional work as a design consultant for municipalities, architects and community development corporations working through the office of Thursday Associates. His most recent book is “Till We Have Build Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred.

Following the lecture, a Q&A panel will field questions from the attendees. Joining him on the panel will be the founding members of multi-discipline design firm Studio Three:

  • Joseph Blalock: ASLA, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, Founder of Blalock Design Studio
  • Lohren Deeg: ASAI, Instructor of Architecture at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, Founder of Lohren Deeg Design and Illustration, and Assistant Director of Community Based Projects
  • Brian Hollars: AIA, Instructor of Architecture at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, Founder of handHEWN Design and Construction

Questions for the panel can be submitted that evening or beforehand by emailing downtown@ylni.org.

The event is hosted by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana’s Downtown Development Committee and is sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District, Invent Tomorrow, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne, AIA Fort Wayne, Ottenweller Co. Inc., Hylant Group, and CB Richard Ellis/Sturges.

Related: Book review of “Till We Have Built Jerusalem”

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