Lecture by Alex Felson, "Ecology and Architecture: Exploring the Middle Ground"

Please join us at a forthcoming lecture by Alex Felson, ecologist, landscape architect, and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture.

Titled "Ecology and Architecture: Exploring the Middle Ground,” Felson’s lecture will be delivered on Monday, February 27, at 5:30pm in Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall (611 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL).

Felson holds an undergraduate degree in Botany and an M.S. in Land Resources, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University. His scholarly research focuses on urban land systems, including green infrastructure, local and regional park design, community to landscape ecology, and climate change adaptation.

Felson’s design work integrates basic and applied ecological research as a driver of the form, layout, and function of urban design, planning, and infrastructure projects. He has worked with Ken Smith Landscape Architect on numerous projects, including NY Public School 19 (2003) and the Santa Fe Railyard Park in New Mexico (2008). As an Associate and Director of Ecological Design at EDAW/AECOM, he designed the New York City Million Trees project (2009). Other projects include Governor’s Island, the Presidio, the World Trade Center streetscapes, and the Beacon Institute.

More information about Felson and his work can be found at:
http://architecture.yale.edu/faculty/alexander-j-felson