Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 100 Rapson Hall
Cost: Free, but registration is requested (below)
Join friends from the University of Minnesota College of Design, School of Architecture, AIA Minneapolis, the Goldstein Museum of Design and Bell Museum of Natural History for an evening you won't want to miss!
6-7 PM How Architecture Shapes Behavior, 100 Rapson Hall
7-9 PM Opening reception, “The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson’s Legacy,” with live music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, Rapson Hall
7-9 PM Opening reception, “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling within the Forces of Nature” including U of M ICON Solar House, Bell Museum and Armory lawn
Rendezvous with the U: How Architecture Shapes Behavior
Architecture can get people talking. It can calm children in the classroom, make passive people more active, and shape corporate culture. It can also encourage people to find new paths and discover new aspects of their city—and of themselves.
Kim Herforth Nielsen, MAA RIBA, principal architect at 3XN, Denmark, believes that architecture can shape behavior and that buildings—like people—are more than the sum of their parts. By applying holistic principles to 3XN projects, Nielsen will explore the potential for synthesizing design, function, and context.
Reception and Exhibition Openings
After the lecture, socialize and take the time to view two exhibitions during the opening receptions for “The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson’s Legacy” in Rapson Hall and “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling within the Forces of Nature” across the street at the Bell Museum. You will also have the opportunity to walk through the U of M ICON Solar House, which is part of the Sustainable Shelter exhibition, installed on the Armory lawn next to Rapson Hall. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, live music and a cash bar in Rapson Hall during the reception from 7-9 PM.
“The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson’s Legacy” is organized by the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) with major support from HGA Architects and Engineers. GMD programs are partially funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presentation in Rapson Hall is in partnership with the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.
"Sustainable Shelter" is presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History funded by a grant from the United States Department of Energy, and was developed by the Center for Sustainable Building Research, which is part of the College of Design; and the Bell Museum of Natural History, which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
Leadership for the design, construction and re-installation of the ICON Solar House on campus includes Linda and Ted Johnson, Marvin Windows, Mortenson Construction, Murphy Companies, Target, Valspar, Trespa, and The Weidt Group, as well as the University's Institute on the Environment and IREE (Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment).
Space is limited for the lecture. Registration is requested by November 4.
More information: http://design.umn.edu/outreach/events/
To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Walton, College of Design, at 612-626-6385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.