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Building Thriving Cities: Exploring Adaptive Work Flows

May 10, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium and Online

May 10, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 PM

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium and Online

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 5/10 event has been cancelled. Have a wonderful summer. Please check back in the Fall for more information about future events.

The architecture process is fragmented, often leading to design proposals that are not cohesive or feasible. To provide a more sustainable future for our planet, we must design urban environments that are environmentally friendly but also affordable. A more integrated process will create the path to achieve these results.

By leveraging technology that examines multiple aspects of a project beyond architectural design, we, as designers, can shape the future of cities to be more sustainable, inclusive, and socially responsible.

For over a decade, Joe has worked on dozens of projects, ranging from small renovations to billion-dollar developments. This lecture will showcase some of the advanced methodologies from those projects and provide a roadmap for implementing these methodologies to improve our cities.

Design Dialogues

In times of global crises, education, collaboration, and dialogs can represent positive “game changing” factors.

Through dialogue with international universities, industries, and practicing designers, the NYIT School of Architecture and Design Lecture Series will nurture dialogue on the education of the creatives of the future and will challenge the more conventional university curricula, and the narratives and communication strategies of the current professional practice.

Introduction and Moderation

Nader Vossoughian

Associate Professor, New York Tech School of Architecture and Design


Joe Brennan


Joe Brennan, AIA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP + Chief Design Officer, BLDGWORKS

Joe Brennan, AIA, is a licensed architect, educator, writer, and problem solver passionate about urban development and design technology. Formerly of SHoP, Populous, and Gensler, he is currently Chief Design Officer at BLDGWORKS, a vertically integrated firm based in NYC.

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