School of Architecture Lecture Series: James Carpenter

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Tia Jewell
Communications & Events
School of Architecture
College of Design
Georgia Institute of Technology 


Summary Sentence: "Light in the Public Realm," lecture by James Carpenter, Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc.

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At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture “Light in the Public Realm” will explore James Carpenter’s focus upon the phenomenological qualities of light as a central organizing principle of the public realm. Using infrastructural, cultural and civic projects, James Carpenter will outline some of his firms’ innovative strategies that merge program, performance, structure and light to reveal the unique characteristics of a place and to embody a deeper collective experience of nature.

James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA) is a cross-disciplinary design firm led by James Carpenter. The firm is recognized for its distinctive use of natural light, which serves as the foundation of its design philosophy. Considered a foremost authority on glass and daylighting, Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He holds a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Architecture Operations D.P.C. (ArcOps) is an independent and full service architecture firm established in 2012 which collaborates with JCDA to seamlessly provide clients with comprehensive design services on projects ranging in scale from new buildings to signature design features to reactivations of existing spaces—in each instance providing a unified design vision to guide the project from conception to completion.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

Architecture East Building

College of Design

245 4th Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30332

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CATEA - Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, College of Design, DBL - Digital Building Lab, School of Architecture, School of City & Regional Planning, SimTigrate

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Career/Professional development, Conference/Symposium, Other/Miscellaneous, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
lecture, Architecture, architect, design, natural light
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