Architecture Premiere 2011: Iowa State University
Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture by Bob Berkebile FAIA and Rod Kruse FAIA, BNIM
9/9/2011 | 4:30pm-9:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium
Any list of accomplished, influential environmentalists and preservationists includes Bob Berkebile. Highly regarded by fellow professionals, Berkebile focuses on improving the quality of life in our society with the integrity and spirit of his firm's work. In 2009, he received a Heinz Award from Theresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation for his role in promoting green building design and for his commitment and action toward restoring social, economic and environmental vitality to America’s communities through sustainable architecture and planning. He was also third on a list of the Top 5 U.S. Individual Role Models for green and sustainable design in the 2009 DesignIntelligence Sustainable Design Survey.
Berkebile will present "The Ultimate Design Problem: Sustaining Human Life" at approximately 5:30 p.m. He says, "The competition between our growing human family and the resources and decreasing natural capital that support human life are now undeniable. Our current design doctrine for community living is not sustainable. Do we have the capacity to design a new community model that ensures long-term vitality for our children and Spaceship Earth? Our grandchildren's lives depend on our answer."