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SMPT Lecture Series: Lecture No. 4 for 042015-012016

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:56 PM by smpt cob   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 12:56 PM ]

Speaker: Marga Jann,

               Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture,

               Oakes Field Campus

               The College of The Bahamas


Date: Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Time: 2-3 pm

Venue: Library Auditorium


Aesthetics as Intrinsic to Sustainable Design: Architecture Education Projects from Around the World


Join Marga Jann RIBA, AIA as she recounts some of her travels, research and architectural projects around the world towards sustainable, equitable futures. While sustainability is typically concerned with futurity/resilience, public participation, equity and the environment, Marga makes a case for the importance of aesthetics and design in underpinning the eco-agenda and promoting wellbeing, social mobility and productivity.


Marga Jann, AIA, RIBA, DPUC is a French-American registered architect whose work has been published in numerous international art and architecture magazines (Domus, JAE, Architectural Digest, Connaissance des Arts, Architecture Intérieure-CREE, l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, NY Times, A+U) and books.  She received her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College and her 3-yr professional M.Arch. degree from Columbia University. She also holds a M.St. from Cambridge University in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment. After working with Gwathmey Siegel Architects in New York, she traveled to Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship and started the firm Poetic License. She has been a research fellow at the Beaux-Arts and has lectured on her work at numerous universities throughout the world. In Paris she coordinated the Department of Environmental Design at Parsons School of Design; additionally she has taught at Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), Stanford University (CA + Paris), and has been a Visiting Fellow/Research Scholar at U Cambridge and an Associate Professor in Korea, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, New York and Hawaii. Her work includes numerous projects in the developing world, often done in the context of academe where they serve as models for social entrepreneurship and community outreach. She advocates sustainable design for social change.