3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT September 30, 2016

Density: Through Thick and Thin - North America

Symposium 1 of 3

The undergraduate program presents “Density: Through Thick and Thin,” a 3-part series of discussions on resurging issues about urban density in the 21st century.

As we face pressures of global population explosion, measurable and alarming ecological stress and related urbanization, as well as projected food and clean water shortages, the symposia offer an arena to discuss the current and near future status of the fundamental quality of built environments.

North America
Friday, September 30, 3pm - 5pm
Slocum Auditorium
  • Michael Dennis
    Professor, MIT; Principal, Michael Dennis & Associates
  • Roger Sherman
    Senior Architect, Gensler, Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor, UCLA AUD; Visiting critic, Syracuse Architecture
  • Francisco Sanin, moderator
    Professor, Syracuse Architecture
Tuesday, October 11, 3pm - 5pm
Slocum Auditorium
  • Bing Bu
    Principal, One Design
  • Fei Wang
    Assistant Professor and Coordinator, M.S. Architecture program, Syracuse Architecture; Founder, FWStudio
  • Michael Speaks, moderator
    Dean, Syracuse Architecture
Across Disciplines
Spring 2017 TBA
  • Discussion will involve architects, economists, and environmentalists and be a collaboration with other units on campus.


Sponsored by the Syracuse Architecture undergraduate program, Associate
Professor Lawrence Davis, Chair; Curated by Associate Professor Elizabeth
Kamell and Assistant Professor Tarek Rakha