School of Architecture hosts sustainability conference

by Kara Kelly


The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will host a three-day conference,“Sustainability and the Environment: The Original Green,”beginning Thursday (Feb. 5) with a keynote address by Tom Low, LEED-accredited architect and a director at Duany Plater-Zyberk&Company. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of Bond Hall.

The conference, which will address cutting-edge methods of sustainable building while drawing on the wisdom of the past, will continue through Sunday (Feb. 7), concluding at noon with a talk by Washington Post columnist Neal Peirce, who will present an address titled"Sustainability: Do It or Die."

All conference events are free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend a Friday luncheon. More information and a complete schedule are available by calling the School of Architecture at 574-631-6137 or visiting on the Web.

The School of Architecture, with its focus on classical architecture and urban design, supports traditional urbanism and architecture as the only comprehensive approach to today’s environmental challenges. The conference will focus on how those traditional principles address the full spectrum of issues involved: from regional land use and resource management, to the development of healthy communities and lifestyles, to durable, energy-efficient, non-toxic built environments.

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