Jose Vallejo, recently appointed with his partner Belinda Tato as the School of Architecture's 2014 Distinguished Visiting Professors of Urbanism, will give a lecture entitled “Urban Social Design,” on Thursday, February 27, at 6 p.m. in Shattuck Hall Annex on the university campus.
The pair’s award-winning Madrid-based practice, ecosistema urbano, specializes in design within the fields of urbanism, architecture, engineering and sociology and has designed and implemented projects in multiple European countries and in China. They describe their approach as “urban social design,” focusing on the design of environments, space and dynamics as a way of improving self-organization of citizens, social interaction within communities and their relationship with the environment. Since the firm’s formation in 2000, ecosistema urbano has received more than 30 awards in national and international architecture design competitions and during the last four years their work has been covered by more than 100 media outlets (national and international press, television programs, and specialized publications) from 30 countries, and their projects have been exhibited at multiple galleries, museums and institutions.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Shattuck Hall Annex
SW Broadway & Hall Street