SCAD Hosts 2012 Lecture Series

The Savannah College of Art and Design is pleased to present the 2012 SCAD School of Building Arts Lecture Series. Held at the SCAD Museum of Art at 601 Turner Blvd., the series connects students and the larger design community with industry professionals who exemplify this year’s theme: The Next City. The lectures are free and open to the public with admission to the SCAD Museum of Art.

Featured speakers include architects from AIA, National Park Service, among others.

“The Slow Flip” Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. Steve Jones, founder of bettershelter – a boutique real estate company – is out to transform the notion of what a flipped home can be, using various elements of design and architecture. His company creates innovative residential communities and homes and has been instrumental in the transformation of northeast Los Angeles real estate, as he re-imagines the notion of a flipped home.

“The Future City: Why Meddle With a Good Thing?”

Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. Men invented cities to escape barbarism and live nobly and well, and they invented and constantly adapted architecture to facilitate that purpose. Have we seen the end of that history? Carroll William Westfall, a renowned architectural historian and the Frank Montana Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss this important question during his lecture. As a specialist in both Italian Renaissance and American architecture, Westfall has focused largely on the relationship between architecture and politics in the history of urban form in his books and articles. Additional lectures will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit or call 912.525.7191.

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