The Human Footprint
Friday, April 20, 2012
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170
Presentation by Douglas Voigt, AICP,
Director of Urban Design & Planning, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago.
Douglas Voigt, AICP, is Director of Urban Design & Planning at Skidmore Owings & Merrill. His practice focus is on complex urban plans and architectural projects. He is interested in the capacity of design to build community and connect people to one another. Voigt works closely with city leaders, institutions, and developers across the globe building long-term partnerships with clients by understanding their aspirations. Over the last two decades, he has been able to unite disparate stakeholders under a cohesive vision, transforming abstract ideas into physical realities. Voigt is a strong advocate that every plan explore the social and natural systems within our larger urban ecology. He is committed to the research and synthesis of ideas that transcend best practices. This approach allows for the positioning of new ideas that holistically address the possibilities of the site, program, energy, water, waste, transportation, and air quality within the parameters of economic realities and urban design excellence, while scripting more sustainable models for high performance infrastructure and livable communities.
1.0 AIA/Continuing Education System Learning Units awarded.
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