Braided Streams: Water & Architecture Presented by Philadelphia University

Friday October 14th: 1:30PM - 6:30PM
Ticket Price: Free; registration required.

Braided Streams: Water & Architecture

Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment will host four lectures on the poetics of water and architecture. The talks will address issues of sustainability and the built environment, covering water environments of both plenty and of scarcity. For the people who live in them, each of these environments is their “home”, a place they have adjusted to where they feel comfortable. All four speakers spend part of the year at the sites they will be talking about, so this is a conference about first-hand experiences of place and home.

The date is Friday afternoon, October 14th and the venue is Philadelphia University’s DEC Center Auditorium. The event will be at 1:30-6:30 PM, followed by an early evening reception also in the DEC Center.

The event is free, but tickets must be reserved through the University (register with button below)

HIGHER GROUND: Leveraging Baltimore’s Topography to Increase Social and Climate Resiliency through Landscape

Katie O’Meara, an Architect on the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art


The Camera’s Eye: Water & Rainshadows

Morna Livingston, Professor Emeritus of Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment


Water as Design in the Arabian Peninsula

Steven C. Caton, Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies at Harvard


A Talk on Le Nôtre’s Garden at Chantilly

Laurie Olin, Landscape Architect and founder of Olin Partnership


A Panel Discussion will be led by Rob Fleming, Professor Philadelphia University and Katherine Rinne, Independent Scholar

Reception to follow.