Carnegie Mellon University
September 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon To Welcome Urban Designer, Educator And Author Raymond Gindroz, Monday, Oct. 1

Gindroz To Speak as Part of Remaking Cities Institute's David Lewis Lecture Series

Contact: Pam Wigley / 412-268-1047 /

PITTSBURGH-Urban designer, educator and author Raymond Gindroz will speak on "Humane Urbanism: Episodes from a Life with Urban Design Associates" at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland.

His talk will mark the 11th annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design, which is co-sponsored by the Remaking Cities Institute of the School of Architecture of Carnegie Mellon University and the Heinz Architectural Center of Carnegie Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Raymond L. Gindroz, FAIA, a co-founder and principal emeritus of Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, pioneered the development of participatory planning processes for neighborhoods, downtowns and regional plans. Gindroz also initiated the revival and application of Pattern Books in neighborhood design. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture with honors from Carnegie Mellon and a diploma from Centro per gli Studi di Architettura, A. Palladio, Vicenza, Italy. For more than 20 years, he taught urban design at the Yale University School of Architecture.

Gindroz is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a past chair of the Committee on Design. He was chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, chair of the Seaside Institute, and is currently a director of the Institute for Classical Architecture + Art in New York City. Gindroz is the principal author of "The Urban Design Handbook" and "The Architectural Pattern Book," both published by W.W. Norton & Company. He is the author of "The Place of Dwelling," published by the Prince's Foundation for Building Community in the United Kingdom, where he is a senior fellow. His drawings and writings about urban spaces have been published in a series of books titled "Pages from a Sketchbook" and have been exhibited in the United States, France and Italy.

The lecture series is underwritten by Urban Design Associates in honor of David Lewis, founder of the firm and Emeritus Distinguished University Professor at Carnegie Mellon. Previous speakers in the David Lewis lecture series have been Donlyn Lyndon, Fred Koetter, John Norquist, Leon Krier, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Hank Dittmar, Joan Busquets, Peter Bosselmann, Marilyn Taylor and Dhiru Thadani.