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January 30, 2008


NEW YORK, January 29, 2007 – The City College of New York (CCNY) School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (SAUDLA), has announced its Spring 2008 Lecture Series. Entitled “Architecture: A Social Vision,” the series consists of six lectures and begins February 7. 

The lecturers include architecture critics and planners as well as prominent architects. Lectures are held 6 p.m. Thursdays in Room 95 of Shepard Hall on the City College campus, located at 138th Street and Convent Avenue in Manhattan, and are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by F.J. Sciame Construction Co. A list of dates, speakers and their topics follows:

February 7: Kathryn Dean, Partner, Dean/Wolf Architects, New York, and Assistant Professor of Architecture, Columbia University; “Impact of Identity.”

February 21: Martin Filler, architecture critic for The New York Review of Books; “Contemporary Architecture and Its Critics."

"February 28: Peter Gluck, Principal, Peter L. Gluck & Partners, New York; “Fear of Architecture: A Problem of Process.”

March 13: Evan Douglis, Principal, Evan Douglis Studio, and Chair of the Undergraduate School of Architecture at Pratt Institute; “Infinity Nets in an Era of Amnesia.”

March 20: Herman Hertzberger, prominent Dutch architect and Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands; “Social Space.”

March 27: Amanda Burden, AICP, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning, “Shaping the City: A Strategic Blueprint for New York’s Future.”

For additional information on the Spring 2008 Lecture Series, call 212-650-7118. For information on continuing education for New York State licensed architects, call 212-650-7312.

About The City College of New York

For more than160 years, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Over 14,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; The School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (SAUDLA); The School of Education; The Grove School of Engineering, and The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. For additional information, visit www.ccny.cuny.edu.