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Buildings For People And Plants

September 14, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Higgins Hall Auditorium

Poster for Building for People and Plants Event by Amale Andraos

Lecture by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, WORKac
Introduction by Pratt SoA Dean Quilian Riano
Moderation by GAUD Interim Chairperson Alex Barker

WORKac co-founders and principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood will present their practice’s recent work in a lecture entitled ‘Buildings, People, Plants.’ Their lecture will focus on a series of projects that re-examine architecture’s capacities to actively reshape social and environmental concerns– building on the practice’s focus on public work across scales and contexts to its focus on innovative approaches to preservation, sustainable systems, and greater integration of architecture and landscape at the scale of buildings, amongst other.  The practice has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the Edible Schoolyards in Brooklyn and Harlem, a public library for Kew Gardens Hills, the Miami Museum Garage, the Student Success Center at the Rhode Island School of Design , a new branch for the Brooklyn Public Library in DUMBO, and two community centers in Mexico City in collaboration with IUA. Current projects include the Beirut Museum of Art in Lebanon, a Public Library for Boulder, Colorado, a new commercial building in Mission Bay, San Francisco, and a new space for the People’s Theater Project in Inwood, New York City.