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2008-2009

Douglas Farr, Alumni Lecture

Sustainable Urbanism
March 20, 2009 11:30 AM
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

Douglas Farr is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award and is author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature.

Farr, an architect and urban designer, is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates. He has served as cochair of the Environmental Task Force of the Congress for the New Urbanism, chair of the AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment, and chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee.

Farr Associates is a Chicago-based firm focused on sustainable design in architecture and urban design. Founded in 1990, Farr Associates was the first architecture firm in the world to have designed at least two buildings to be certified with a LEED Platinum rating: the Chicago Center for Green Technology and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, also in Chicago. The firm designed its own office in the historic Monadnock Building as a LEED for Commercial Interiors pilot project.


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