Building Urban Environment Across Disciplines with Dan Adams: Design Museum Morning

Artist Talk, Conversation, Lecture

Building Urban Environment Across Disciplines with Dan Adams: Design Museum Morning

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 8:30 am-10:00 am 777 Columbus Ave, Boston, ISEC Auditorium 102, MA 02120 Free to Northeastern community, but registration is required
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Artist Talk, Conversation, Lecture Fri, Sep 15, 2017
8:30 am-10:00 am 777 Columbus Ave, Boston, ISEC Auditorium 102, MA 02120 Free to Northeastern community, but registration is required

Join us along with Northeastern Architecture professor Dan Adams of Landing Studio for an in-depth exploration of ecological architecture and its cause for connection between disciplines. Presented in collaboration with the Design Museum Boston, this presentation kicks off at 9:00 am on September 15th at Northeastern University’s ISEC Auditorium, Room 102, and will feature audience Q&A, coffee, breakfast, and plenty of great design discussion. 

Traditionally, object-based architecture has engaged with trades, crafts, and engineers. What are the new disciplinary relationships of an ecologic architecture? September’s Design Museum Morning will explore this transition in architecture and how it requires interdisciplinary study and practice.

The more we are aware of our collective environmental impacts, the more we are challenged to change architectural practice from designing discrete buildings or cities to designing one interconnected environment. This ecologic conception of architecture adds connections and flows to the existing palette of architecture: space, form, and material – and new questions emerge- Where does architecture come from and where does it go? What systems are we shaping when we build a city?

The Design team on Underground at Ink Block/ Infra-Space 1 project includes:
Dan Adams + Marie Law Adams: Landing Studio and Northeastern School of Architecture 
Alysoun Wright: Northeastern School of Architecture  M.Architecture graduate 2014
Ryan Gagnebin: Northeastern School of Architecture  BS.Architecture graduate 2015
Kelley Johnson: Northeastern School of Architecture  BS.Architecture graduate 2015

Infra-Space Initiative images

Location

777 Columbus Ave

Boston

ISEC Auditorium 102

777 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex Auditorium

MA 02120

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Dan Adams

Interim Director, School of Architecture Northeastern University & Co-founding Principal, Landing Studio

Dan Adams is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University. Dan teaches design studios and seminars, in both the architecture and sustainable urban environments programs, which focus on negotiating infrastructure systems in cities. Dan coordinates the fourth-year undergraduate urbanism studio for both architecture and landscape architecture students. This studio focuses on the study of urban frameworks for integrating landscape and infrastructure systems with new models of architectural development.

Dan is also the co-founder of Landing Studio, Landing Studio is a design and planning practice that develops tactics for positively integrating global and region scale infrastructure into local urban contexts. Much of the work focuses on developing design tactics as well as spatial and policy frameworks that allow for the interweaving of public engagement and improved environmental performance within typically inaccessible industrial and infrastructural landscape. Since 2005, Landing Studio has worked on projects with port facilities and highway viaducts in and around Boston and New York through the design of headquarters buildings, port infrastructure, demolition plans, shared industrial/public park landscapes, light installations, festivals, museum exhibitions, and industrial/community operations agreements. Recent recognitions of Landing Studio’s work include a 2017 National AIA Regional & Urban Design Award, 2016 Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, 2015 Architectural League Prize, 2015 Design Biennial Boston Winner.

Dan has a BSArch from the University of Michigan, and an MArch from Harvard University, where he received the AIA Medal, and Kelly Thesis Prize, as well as the Druker Research Fellowship; for ongoing research studying global production and transport of salt and the unique integration of these industrial landscape with urban communities and ecology.