This symposium explores housing beyond the established extremes of (suburban) house and (urban) apartment as an incubator for new forms of (co)habitation and urban morphology. Architects and scholars will come together to discuss housing as a middle ground between unit and city, between form and process, and between enduring typology and design invention.
Their conversations will offer a preview into themes that will be further explored in the forthcoming book Radical Middle Grounds, edited by Martin Hättasch as part of the Center for American Architecture and Design’s CENTER series.
Friday, November 10, 2023
Mebane Gallery, Goldsmith Hall (GOL 2.105)
10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks
10:30 a.m.: Between Unit and City: Housing as Urbanism
- Moderator: Liang Wang, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
- Scott Colman, Rice University School of Architecture
- Dean J. Almy, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
Noon: Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.: Between Politics and Form: Housing as Process
- Moderator: Jake Wegmann, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
- Marc Norman, Schack Institute of Real Estate, NYU School of Professional Studies
- Susanne Schindler, ETH Zürich/Harvard GSD
2:00 p.m.: Break
3:00 p.m.: Between Typology and Invention: Housing as Design
- Moderator: Martin Hättasch, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
- Neeraj Bhatia, California College of the Arts (CCA); The Open Workshop
- Brian Phillips, Interface Studio Architects (ISA)
4:45 p.m.: Discussion
This program is organized by the Center for American Architecture and Design, with support from the Urban Design Program’s Sinclair Black Endowed Chair in the Architecture of Urban Design
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Metered street parking around the school is possible but is usually very difficult to find during the semester. The closest parking lot to the school is the privately-owned Dobie Mall Parking Garage on Whitis between 20th and 21st. There are also several surface parking lots (approx. $5-6/day) on Whitis between MLK and 21st. These are all less than a 5-minute walk. The University also has several parking garages and lots, but these are located farther from the school.