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    AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Wil Carson as Our Speaker!

    By AS Symposium
    Sep 28, '12 5:37 AM EST

          As a senior project designer at Michael Maltzan Architecture, Wil Carson (NCARB, LEED AP) has been responsible for projects including SF State's Mashouf Performing Arts Center, New Carver Apartments, One Santa Fe, Playa Vista Park, UCLA Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, and most recently, the Sixth Street Viaduct Competition.  Building on his experience researching our natural world, this work focuses on integrating building systems, ecology, and energy conservation, advancing sustainability through a synthesis of technology and form. 

         Mr. Carson received his A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and his Masters in Architecture from UCLA.  He also studied at Universitat fur Angewandten Kunst, Vienna, and Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan University.  He is a Registered Architect in California, a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

         Mr. Carson was awarded the Hays Brandeis National Fellowship for the Arts and recognized with the Presidential Medal for Environmental Excellence.  He has also been recognized as a Harvey S. Perloff Fellow, Skip Heinz Design Scholar, and AIA National Scholar.  He has lectured at institutions including the A+D Museum and UCLA, and has served as a design critic at USC, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and Woodbury University.


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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.

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