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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
March 16, 2005

Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's 2005 Hornbostel Lecture: Larry Scarpa, Monday, April 18, at 6 p.m.

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture will present its 2005 Hornbostel Lecture, featuring Larry Scarpa at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Doherty Hall 2315. This event is free and open to the public.

Scarpa is the principal-in-charge of design at Pugh + Scarpa and has been practicing architecture since 1989. In 1997, the Academy of Architecture Arts and Sciences named Scarpa as one of the top 39 architects worldwide under age 39. Scarpa has received considerable support for his sustainability projects in the form of grants from the United States Department of Energy, the California Energy Coalition, the Southern California Gas Company, the Regional Energy Efficiency Initiative and the City of Santa Monica.

In addition to his professional practice, Scarpa has taught and lectured on design and construction technology, with an emphasis on sustainability, at institutions around the world. He is a cofounder and current board member of Livable Places, Inc., a nonprofit development company aimed at providing more livable and sustainable affordable housing on urban sites and at influencing and changing the vision of urban policy makers and voters. Scarpa also co-founded the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles and serves on the editorial board for "L.A. Architect" magazine and on the Board of Directors for the AIA/LA. In recent years, Scarpa has won more than 15 major design awards, including five National AIA Honor Awards and a 2003 Rudy Brunner Award.

Architect Henry Hornbostel began the design for the Carnegie Mellon campus in 1904 and founded the School of Architecture that same year. He later became the first dean of the College of Fine Arts. He designed the original, and still among the most recognizable, buildings of the Carnegie Mellon campus, including Baker Hall, Doherty Hall and the stately College of Fine Arts building. Hornbostel's work can be seen throughout the country, including some of Pittsburgh's most prominent buildings such as Temple Rodef Shalom, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and the City-County Building. After he died in 1961, the Hornbostel Lecture and Awards were established in his honor.

Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture, established in 1904, is one of the most distinguished architecture programs in the United States. The defining interests of the School of Architecture are integrated design education, sustainable design, advanced building systems, computational design, urban design and professional practice. The School of Architecture is one of five schools within Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts, which also encompasses the schools of Art, Design, Drama and Music.

The College of Fine Arts also sponsors arts-affiliated programs and research centers, including Cornerstones: The Center for Architecture, Development and Building. For more information about the School of Architecture, visit

For more information, please contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or


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