Landscape Processes Discussion Series: Niall Kirkwood

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMCST

Online Event | Click here to attend and/or register

Niall Kirkwood, professor of architecture and technology and therefore the academic dean of the Harvard University grad school of Design, will deliver an interview titled Design Matters: global climate change , Land Retreat and Mangrove Reconstruction as a part of the Landscape Processes online discussion series.

The event is free and can be delivered via Zoom. Register here>>

Presented as a part of the spring 2021 Landscape Technology and Landscape elective courses taught by lecturer Alexandra Mei, the Landscape Processes series engages with seven practitioners to explore the small print , materials, and technologies embedded within the practice of architecture . Each discussion will specialise in the guest speaker’s body of labor and the way their processes to style are pushing the sector of architecture forward. During each event, attendees are invited to ask questions during a moderated discussion with the guest speaker. The lectures are enabled by the support of the Sam Fox School’s Master of architecture program. In partnership with ASLA St. Louis, the Sam Fox School is additionally providing free online LACES approved credits for this lecture series.

Niall Kirkwood may be a landscape gardener , technologist, architect, tenured professor of architecture and technology, and therefore the academic dean of the Harvard University grad school of Design, where he has taught full-time since 1992. He held the position of chair of the Department of architecture at the GSD (2003-2009), program director (1998-2003, 2005-2008), and advisor, Master of Design Studies Environment Track (1999-2003). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 2009 for his international contribution to brownfield land regeneration practices and education, and within the same year, he was also made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA) and a Honorary Fellow of Kew Guild, Royal Gardens at Kew, England, uk . Kirkwood may be a distinguished professor of the varsity of architecture , Tsinghua University, Beijing, and held the Founding Professorship and Dean of architecture , School of engineering and Architecture, Beijing University (also in China); the William Allen Neilson Visiting Professorship, Smith College, Northampton, MA; and therefore the Gerard O’Hare Visiting Professorship, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

Kirkwood carries out research, publishing, and teaching into the reuse of former industrial and polluted land, site remediation technologies, urban landscape planning and style , landscape reclamation, landscape detail design, traditional and emerging construction technologies, and therefore the on-going weathering and sturdiness of built landscapes. he’s a number one academic internationally within the field of land and landscape regeneration across a variety of geographies, countries, and scales of landscape. Areas of specific focus include mining extraction sites, urban brownfields, municipal landfills, the regeneration of superfund sites (United States), decommissioned military bases, closed manufacturing facilities, and therefore the invention and production of remade land using applied remediation technologies. More recently his research has focused on aspects of landscape, technology and urbanization in Ireland, South Korea , P.R. China, Thailand, and India.

His English publications include Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape (Taylor Francis/Routledge), Principles of Brownfield Regeneration (Island Press), PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (Taylor Francis/Routledge), Weathering and sturdiness in architecture (John Wiley), and therefore the Art of Landscape Detail (John Wiley). His books has been translated and published in Chinese, Korean, and Arabic languages.

Prior to joining the Harvard GSD faculty, he was a registered and licensed architect and landscape gardener with 16 years of experience completing land reclamation and concrete development projects in Scotland, European Mainland, Middle East , and therefore the us . Kirkwood has been a part of the planning offices of Hanna/Olin Ltd. (now The Olin Studio) Philadelphia, Trevor Dannatt & Partners, London, Derek Lovejoy & Partners (United Kingdom) and therein capacity he has collaborated with the planning offices of Eisenman and Robertson, New York; Foster Associates, London; Richard Rogers Partnership, London; Office of Frank O. Gehry, Los Angeles; Aldo Rossi, Milan; David Chipperfield, London; Eric Parry, London; and SOM, Chicago and London.

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