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Systems + Space Annual Student Exhibition & Alumni Lecture

The Science, Engineering and Architecture Department is sponsoring its annual student architecture exhibition and a lecture from 2011 alum Christopher Mansfield on May 5.

Systems + Space Annual Student Exhibition
Join us for our annual open house and exhibition featuring models, drawings & constructions by SUNY Orange Architecture students.

Rowley Center Architecture Suite, 5:30 p.m.

Architecting Change: What Role can Design Play in Social Issues?
The topic of architecture’s role in social change initiatives is one that has been hotly debated in past years. Is architectural design a valuable instrument for bringing about change? Do architects have a social responsibility to address these concerns in their projects? What is the process for designing in a way that effectively brings about change? The Building Hope project, created by Christopher Mansfield, is an example of a developed attempt at applying architectural design as a direct tool to bring about real change in a specific community in Honduras. In his lecture, Mansfield will discuss general application of social change in architecture and design, as well as specifics of the Building Hope project’s particular attempts. Included in the discussion are some of the challenges, failures, and successes the project has had in its venture to bring about change.

Rowley Center, Gerry Forum, 7 p.m.
1 hour PDH/CEU credit available for engineers and architects

Event date, time and location.

Pam Rice
Science, Engineering and Architecture