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April 11, 2013
2013 SCAD School of Building Arts Lecture Series
2013 SCAD School of Building Arts Lecture Series

SCAD School of Building Arts is pleased to present several exciting new lectures for the 2013 SCAD School of Building Arts Lecture Series. Held at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., the series connects students and the larger design community with industry professionals who exemplify this year's theme: "The Next City." All lectures are free and open to the public.

Scheduled presentations include the following:


Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.
Intersecting appearance and experience, Neil M. Denari, principal of Los Angeles-based architecture firm NMDA, will argue that space, time and geometry are all eternal and extended, immediate and momentary and close the gap between architecture's resistive weight and media's quicksilver speed. This lecture is presented as part of the 2013 SCAD Style program. Visit for more information.

"The Next Frontier: The Horizon of the Human Experience"

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Holley Henderson is the founder of H2 Ecodesign, a consulting firm for eco-positive design in the built environment. This lecture will explore the idea that current green building thought equates function with performance metrics and life-cycle analysis, and argue that form equates with the human elements of process, community, health, satisfaction, beauty and nature.

"New Haven and the 4th Age of the American City"

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Alan Plattus, professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will use New Haven, Connecticut, as a case study in American urbanism across the various periods of urban development, including speculations about the current challenges and opportunities facing American cities.

Additional 2013 SCAD School of Building Arts Lecture Series presentations will be announced at a later date.

Poised to celebrate 35 years of academic excellence this year, SCAD School of Building Arts includes the allied disciplines of architecture, urban design, historic preservation, interior design, architectural history and furniture design, encompassing approximately 1,200 students. SCAD students learn to become professional architects, designers and preservationists who are strategic thinkers, global communicators, collaborative partners and ethical practitioners of the building arts.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.