Architecture as Infrastructure: Design at the Intersection of Planetary and Human Health
Reception: 5:30pm TBH Café
Lecture: 6:00pm Plym Auditorium
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Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Faculty Affiliate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Lecture sponsored by the Visiting Professor in Architecture Fund
Michelle Laboy is a designer and educator who brings her training in architecture, engineering, and urban planning to expand transdisciplinary methods in the design of the built environment. She is founding principal of the research based firm FieLDworkshop in Boston, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University, and the two-time winner of the Latrobe Prize, in 2017 and 2022, awarded by the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects to support research that can transform the profession. Her research is focused on expanding architecture’s agency in sustainable and resilient urban landscapes; examining how designing for legibility and connectivity of socio-ecological systems empowers communities to transform the built environment and contributes to how buildings persist over time as useful and culturally valuable. Her experimental design research includes landscape installations that integrate sensors and interactive objects in public space, design tools for non-architects, and major architectural exhibitions for diverse audiences. Her design work ranges from design of new buildings deeply connected with the landscape to adaptive reuse and preservation of historic buildings. Her scholarship has been published in The Plan Journal, Enquiry: the ARCC Journal, the Journal of Architectural Education, and other journals within and outside the field of architecture; as well as the recent book titled: The Architecture of Persistence: Designing for Future Use.