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Eric Owen Moss introduces newly anointed Distinguished Faculty, Michael Rotondi, Jeffrey Kipnis, and Henan Diaz Alonzo. Moss...
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Moss presents the National Library for Mexico City, a building for the Vienna Business School, and a continuum of glass roof...
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During the question and answer portion of this lecture Ngo Quan Hien reiterates the challenges of urban planning in Vietnam. He...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
Mark Johnson is the founder of Civitas, a collaborative design firm that is known for transformative urban design and landscape...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
Ming Fung introduces Mark Johnson, emphasizing the impact of landscape architecture on urban design. Fung characterizes Johnson's...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
Mark Johnson describes the principles which guide Civitas. Their theory of practice emphasizes ideas and skills, and eagering...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
In the second half of his lecture Mark Johnson explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and...
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Sam Jacob discusses exploring the limits of the discipline of architecture with his office, Fat. He argues for looking outside of...

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Eric Owen Moss introduces newly anointed Distinguished Faculty, Michael Rotondi, Jeffrey Kipnis, and Henan Diaz Alonzo. Moss presents a set of images, pointing the talk in the direction of representation and image control through architectural devices. The panelists agrees that lack of originality is a problem that plagues contemporary practice.


Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place In Urban Design

March 5, 2008 | Video Lecturer:
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Mark Johnson is the founder of Civitas, a collaborative design firm that is known for transformative urban design and landscape architecture projects on several continents. Johnson outlines the firm’s principles of regeneration with a goal to “improve the health, quality of life, and sustainability of cities.” He explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Through these projects Johnson highlights the firm’s commitment to the “regeneration of nature, stimulation of human nature, celebration of culture, and building for time.”

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Ming Fung introduces Mark Johnson, emphasizing the impact of landscape architecture on urban design. Fung characterizes Johnson’s approach to design as “humanistic, inclusive but intensely practical with an essential interest in engaging the man in the street,
in appreciating the local culture, in creating vital dynamic urban places, and affirming the culture of the city.”


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Mark Johnson describes the principles which guide Civitas. Their theory of practice emphasizes ideas and skills, and eagering seeking out expertise. Johnson defines urban regeneration as the attempt to “improve the health, quality of life, and sustainability of cities.” He also describes how Civitas seeks to accomplish this by striving to “regenerate nature, stimulate human nature, and celebrate culture.”


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In the second half of his lecture Mark Johnson explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Through these projects Johnson highlights the firm’s commitment to the “regeneration of nature, stimulation of human nature, celebration of culture, and building for time.” He concludes with a visual interpretation of the Civitas manifesto.


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September 5, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Sam Jacob discusses exploring the limits of the discipline of architecture with his office, Fat. He argues for looking outside of the field of architecture to engage with a wider array of cultures. He begins this search by referencing the work of media commentator Marshall McLuhan. The first series of projects presented by Jacob treat architecture as media, or pure message. One of these projects deploys neon lights into a three-dimensional model of a traditional dwelling.