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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
Sept. 6, 2005

Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's David Lewis Lecture Series Welcomes Leading Urbanist, Leon Krier, To Speak on Campus

PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's David Lewis Lecture Series welcomes Leon Krier, one of the world's leading architects and urbanists, to present a free public lecture on "An Urbanism for the Long Emergency" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2005, at the Kresge Recital Hall in the College of Fine Arts building on Carnegie Mellon's campus. There will be a public reception in the Great Hall of the College of Fine Arts building from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

"Leon Krier's distinguished international reputation derives deservedly from work that is at once metropolitan in scope yet intensely humanistic in its sensibilities," said Laura Lee, head of the School of Architecture. "His parallel with values that David Lewis has embodied throughout his career is harmonious and his value to continuing studies in urban design at the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture is very instructive," she said.

Krier has been awarded the Berlin Prize for Architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal from the University of Virginia, the Chicago AIA Award and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize of the University of Notre Dame. His built work appears in six European countries and in the United States, including projects in Seaside, Fla.; Windsor, Fla.; and the architecture school at the University of Miami. As an architectural advisor to the Prince of Wales, Krier designed the new town of Poundbury in Dorchester, England. He has taught architecture and urban design at the Royal College of Arts (London), Princeton University, the University of Virginia and Yale University.

The fourth annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design is sponsored by the School of Architecture and underwritten by Pittsburgh firm Urban Design Associates (UDA), in honor of Lewis, founder of the firm and Emeritus Distinguished University Professor at Carnegie Mellon.

The School of Architecture is one of five schools within Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The 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 Krier, the College of Fine Arts or the School of Architecture contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or by email:


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