Sustainable Architecture on Academic Campuses

As part of the joint initiative of the Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, we will hold a seminar presenting contemporary projects on academic campuses
06 April 2014

As part of the joint initiative of the Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, we will hold a seminar presenting contemporary projects on academic campuses.

 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Kes Hamishpat Hall, Tel Aviv University

15:30-19:30

Link to full program

Keynote presentation by Prof. David W. Orr.

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President, Oberlin College.

His work has become a cornerstone in the development of environmental education and environmental movement over the last three decades through promoting of key concepts such as "ecological literacy", "place and pedagogy" and ecological design. His writings vibrantly challenge assumptions at the core of the educational, scientific and political crises of our times.

Prof. Orr's prominence is probably most recognized with heading the effort to design, fund and build the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College, which was named by an AIA panel in 2010 as “the most important green building of the past thirty years,” and as “one of thirty milestone buildings of the twentieth century” by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Lewis Center has grown into a model known now at "the Oberlin Project" embracing what Orr terms "wide spectrum sustainability" of the entire town and surroundings.  David Orr is the executive director of the Oberlin Project. 
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