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Vishaan Chakrabarti: Design and the Future of Our Communities

Vishaan Chakrabarti, leading architect and urbanist will discuss the relevance and importance of great design to the pressing issues of our time.

$15 (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education

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Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism | PAU, where he leads the firm’s growing global portfolio of cultural, institutional, and public projects. Vishaan has been a principal at major architecture firms including SHoP Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He is a registered architect in the States of New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and is registered with NCARB.

While serving under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning, Vishaan successfully collaborated on the now-realized efforts to save the High Line, extend the #7 subway line, rebuild the East River Waterfront, expand the Columbia University campus, and reincorporate the street grid at the World Trade Center site after the events of 9/11.

Chakrabarti is the author of the highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), and is working on a second upcoming book for Princeton University Press entitled The Architecture of Urbanity: Designing Cities for Pluralism and Planet. Vishaan previously served as the William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design. Prior to Berkeley, Vishaan was a professor at Columbia University for a decade.

Vishaan will be signing copies of his book following the presentation.

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (LU).


Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Architectural Alliance and AIA California Desert Chapter.

Event Check-in Location 
Annenberg Theater,  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
PAU, Metropolis Books, Hovel

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