Reception: 5:30pm TBH Café
Lecture: 6:00pm Plym Auditorium
This is a Max Abramovitz Endowed Lecture
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Harrison Fraker received his MFA in Architecture from Princeton and Cambridge Universities. He is considered a pioneer in climate responsive architecture and sustainable urban design. He has received major awards, including The Topaz Medallion – the highest award for excellence in architectural education over 50+ years of teaching, practice and research; first at Princeton (1968-84), then as chair and founding dean at University of Minnesota (1984 95), and finally as the 5th Dean of CED at UC Berkeley (1996-2019). Having retired, as Professor and Dean Emeritus he writes, lectures and teaches globally on the urgency of integrated systems thinking and the poetics of sustainable urban design. His recent books include: The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods, Island Press and MINDING THE CITY, Field Notes on the Poetics of Sustainable Public Space, ORO Editions (available Jan 2021). He continues to consult professionally, advise graduate students and conduct research on the Oakland ‘Ecoblock’ concept as a Professor of the Graduate School at UC Berkeley.