2013 Taubman College Reunion Weekend
Join us October 4-5, 2013 for an all-class reunion weekend for architecture, urban planning, and urban design alumni. There will be opportunities to reconnect with former classmates and faculty, catch up on happenings at the college, and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus, Karen Fairbanks, B.S.'81. Karen has been successful in balancing the demands of the academy as well as her own firm, Marble Fairbanks. It is an honor to recognize her accomplishments and we are very pleased that she will share her work with us at homecoming.
The program will start on Friday evening at 6:00 pm with a welcome by Dean Monica Ponce de Leon. Karen will then present on her more recent cultural and institutional projects.
Saturday, join fellow alumni for a little pre-game spirit, food, and fun at the special Taubman Tailgate in the college's faculty research space in downtown Ann Arbor at the corner of Liberty and First Street. Then head to the Big House for the homecoming game against Minnesota.
Friday, October 4
Distinguished Alumnus Lecture
Time: 6:00 pm
Welcome: Dean Monica Ponce de Leon
Lecture: 2012 Distinguished Alumnus, Karen Fairbanks, B.S.'81
Location: Auditorium (Room 2104), Taubman College, Art & Architecture Building
Karen Fairbanks is a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks, where her work includes educational, institutional, and residential projects. She is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture at Barnard College and chair of the Architecture Department, teaching architecture design studios and courses on architecture and technology at Barnard and Columbia Colleges. She and her partner, Scott Marble received a research grant from the New York State Council of the Arts for their proposal "New Media in Learning Environments", continuing research that began with their project for Cooper Union.
The recent work of her firm has focused on cultural and institutional projects for public and private clients including Queens Library, Princeton University, Haverford College, Columbia University, The New School, The Museum of Modern Art and New York University. The firm's work reflects not only her considerable design talent but also her ability to work collaboratively with the clients to meet their needs.
For faculty members balancing the demands of the academy with the demands of running a firm is a challenge. It is a goal shared by current Taubman College faculty as well as many students. Karen has been successful on both fronts and is a role model for many, particularly for female students who are eager to both teach and practice.
Saturday, October 5
Time: 2.5 hours prior to kick off
Location: Taubman College Liberty Annex 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
$10 per person, registration required
Michigan vs. Minnesota
Location: Michigan Stadium
Marble Fairbanks Exhibition
Liberty Research Annex
305 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI
Look for additional details this summer. Please contact Sarah Jarzembowski at email@example.com or 734.615.3653 for any Taubman College Homecoming questions.