Symposium 3: Mar. 17 & 18

Symposium 3: Design Thinking and Teaching
Do architects think differently? How and Why? And is that a good thing?

Methods of Design Thinking offer unique interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities. Design thinking is a pedagogy pioneered in architectural education and practice. Through this practice,’real world’ situated learning with problem definition and an iterative process of inquiry, creation and testing results in a learning experience unique from most others within a traditional university environment.

Featured Guest Presenters

Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray – an accomplished architect and speaker of five languages, Ray is the current Director of Bowling Green State University’s School of Art. Ray has won several international design awards and has participated in numerous art and architecture competitions in the United States and Europe. She has also curated 11 exhibitions and given more than 50 invited lectures on art and architecture.

Clive Knights – a Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Portland State University. He practices architecture and art, in particular mixed media and monotype printmaking. He holds professional architectural design undergraduate and graduate degrees from Portsmouth Polytechnic, UK, and a Master of Philosophy in Architectural History and Theory from Cambridge University (Thesis: “The Place of Mimesis in Architectural Representation,” Supervisor: Dalibor Vesely, 1988).

Leslie Van Duzer – has been Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia since 2010. In her role as Director, Prof. Van Duzer spends much time connecting the school to the broader community through a host of initiatives designed to share the school’s resources and to create smooth pathways for graduating students. Recognizing the school’s important role in the community, she has launched an initiative to establish City Room, a downtown venue that brings politicians, design professionals, non-profits and academics together to discuss and design the future of the region. She is currently developing the groundwork for a new building: a mixed-use, tall wood tower at UBC.


PUBLIC LECTURE – open invitation
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue

PANEL PRESENTATION – open invitation
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 8:45-11:00am
Location: Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building

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