University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles


Wed, Apr 1 '15
Los Angeles, CA, US

6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program
Erin McConahey, Principal, ARUP
Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation


IDEAS Lecture Series 2015
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, the firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.        

Research is fundamental to Arup’s pursuit of technical excellence and integral to the firm’s business. Almost every project Arup undertakes is original in some way and departs from the ‘standard’ approach.  Developments in 3D.

Erin McConahey - Principal

Erin’s passion for finding integrated design solutions through a collaborative design process began with degrees in both mechanical and structural engineering. Her extensive technical knowledge of innovative and energy saving solutions is coupled with her commitment to sustainable designs that address the whole life cycle of buildings. In addition to her project responsibilities as a design leader, Erin has crafted tools and training to drive interdisciplinary coordination within Arup. 

Chris Luebkeman - Director for Global Foresight and Innovation
Educated as a geologist, structural engineer and architect, Chris now specializes as a generalist with a view of being “in league with the future.” Chris leads the Foresight, Research + Innovation team at Arup and makes it his personal mission to ensure the firm is positioned to thrive under the shifting contexts of the future. 


The IDEAS Lecture Series charts a dynamic new future for architecture by engaging speakers from a broad range of disciplines. The series looks beyond the field's traditional boundaries and explores topics arising from unexpected quarters—entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and tech industries—in order to explore rapidly emerging new technologies, possibilities for interdisciplinary growth, and the role of Los Angeles in the evolution of architecture.

The Architecture and Urban Design IDEAS Lecture Series is generously supported by Paul and Herta Amir.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.
No reservations are required.
Information: 310.409.1604

5865 S. Campus Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90094


Lectures take place at 7:30pm on the Hercules Campus (unless otherwise indicated).

Parking is available on site.
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