August Intensive Lectures

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Please join us for the August Intensive lectures, part of our Fall 2017 Student Lecture Series!

All lectures are free and open to the public.

16 August
Brian Ringley, Design Technology Platform Specialist, Woods Bagot
Out of Our Hands: Interoperability, Convergence, & Autonomy in Architectural Practice
Design Studies

Brian Ringley is a design technology specialist at Woods Bagot, where he integrates computational methods for model data interoperability, performance-driven design, and geometric rationalization for fabrication and construction into project production through platform training, bespoke applications, and intensive project support. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, CUNY City Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, +FARM, and the AA Visiting School, and currently teaches courses on experiential AR/VR environments, data-driven parametric design, interoperable workflow convergence, and robotic automation for architectural manufacturing at Pratt Institute's Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program. He has lectured at Kansas State University IAPD and NYC's Center for Architecture and has presented at numerous events including Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference, Shape to Fabrication, and the TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference. His work has been published in Data-Driven Design and Construction (Randy Deutsch, Wiley, 2015) and Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students (Jason S. Johnson and Joshua Vermillion, Routledge, 2016) and will also be featured in the forthcoming Convergence: An Integrated Framework for Architecture (Deutsch, Wiley, 2017). Prior to Woods Bagot, he worked for R&Sie(n) in Paris, Dellekamp Arquitectos in Mexico City, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in NYC and London. Brian runs the design technology education website and podcast Designalyze along with Zach Downey.

17 August
Jeff Morgan, Director of Real Estate Development
Historic Boston Incorporated
Regenerating Neighborhoods with Cultural Heritage

Jeffrey Morgan joined Historic Boston Incorporated in July of 2012 after completing a Master in Design Studies in Real Estate and Urban Development degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining HBI, Jeffrey was a practicing architect, urban designer, and real estate developer. He had also been a design educator at Iowa State University. Jeffrey's work as an architect included the design of market rate and affordable multifamily housing and mixed-use and retail infill in multicultural neighborhoods. His urban design work included redevelopment strategies for distressed neighborhood business and warehouse districts. His work garnered design awards in affordable housing, interior design, historic preservation, master planning, and urban design. As a real estate professional, he has owned and managed market-rate residential properties and a commercial office / artist studio building. He has also participated as a real estate developer on pioneering efforts to revitalize distressed urban areas. Jeffrey is an Edward M. Gramlich Fellow of the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and NeighborWorks America, where his research involved the role of community development corporations at the intersection of micro-business development and inner-city neighborhood business district redevelopment. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1981 and Bachelor of Architecture in 1983 both from Iowa State University. He currently resides in Cambridge.