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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
September 12, 2003

World's Leading Urban Architects to Lecture At Carnegie Mellon University on October 6

PITTSBURGH—Award-winning architects Fred Koetter and Susie Kim will discuss urban planning and building on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. as part of Carnegie Mellon University's David Lewis Lecture. The lecture will be held in the Kresge Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Founded in Boston in 1978, Koetter Kim & Associates, Inc., maintains a diverse urban design and architecture practice. Among it awards are the Boston Society of Architects' Honor Awards for two projects, MacMillan Hall at Brown University, and the 80 Landsdowne Street Parking Garage at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The firm also earned the Harleston Parker Award for its design of the Codex World Headquarters. National AIA awards were bestowed to the firm for the expansion of the Firestone Library at Princeton University, Saigon Master Plan in Saigon, Vietnam, and Miller Park Plaza in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Koetter is recognized nationally and internationally as a design leader in architecture and urban design. Koetter is the author of numerous articles and the co-author of "Collage City" with Colin Rowe. He is a frequent lecturer, design juror, and conference speaker. From 1993 to 1998, he served as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where he is currently an adjunct professor of architecture.

Susie Kim's broad experience encompasses urban design, master and campus planning, and architectural design for academic, corporate, commercial, government, and research facilities. Projects such as the additions to St. Paul Church in Cambridge, Mass., and Silver Cultural Arts Center at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire illustrate her successful integration of new buildings into existing campuses and communities. Kim has been a visiting professor and design critic at several institutions, including Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Mellon University and Urban Design Associates sponsor the David Lewis lecture jointly, in honor of the firm's founder, David Lewis. Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture is one of five schools within the College of Fine Arts. Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs.

For more information on Fred Koetter or Susie Kim contact Tim Gentle at 1-617-536-8560 or by e-mail For more information on the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765.


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