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Seminar: The Evolution of University Planning and Architecture

Presented by the Urban Typologies Research Cluster

Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: University campuses have long been the setting for some of history's most innovative experiments in the design of the built environment. This presentation will narrate the worldwide evolution of campus design uncovering key episodes and themes that have conditioned the field. It will pay special attention to contemporary links between institutional settings and brands in considering how the physical environment impacts upon the long-term success of a university.

About Paul Roberts 

Paul Roberts is an executive director of London-based Turnberry Consulting, a management consultancy providing development strategy advice across a range of varied and challenging projects with the education, science and technology, sport and new communities sectors. Paul’s experience in the higher education field is expansive.  He has dealt with a variety of complex campus master planning issues, has had responsibility for negotiating many land-use planning and legal agreements, and has conducted numerous research projects. He regularly lectures and publishes on the theme of campus master planning and design. His co-authored books include University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection (Routledge, Second Edition 2015) and University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design (Routledge, 2014). 
Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017
Time: 12 noon for 12.30-1.30pm; a light luncheon will be available
Venue: Room 4035, Level 4, Red Centre West Wing, UNSW Built Environment
Registration for this seminar is now closed.
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