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CAF LECTURES - Clemson - Spring 2019

All CAF Lectures are held in Lee Hall, Room 2-111, 323 Fernow Street

Wednesday, February 27, 1:30 PM

On Wednesday February 27th, Dr Michael H. Ramage, University Reader in Architecture and Engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK will be lecturing at Clemson University at 1:30 PM in Lee 2-111. The title of his talk is Natural Structure.   

The relationship between structural form and natural force allowed medieval master builders to construct spaces that still inspire awe today, many of which would be difficult to recreate. But with an understanding of antique knowledge, traditional construction, and contemporary computation we can once again explore the form and structure of centuries ago in contemporary architecture and engineering. Combining historic wisdom with the latest natural material technology offers the promise of novel and sustainable building solutions. Dr Michael H. Ramage will discuss new developments from his research at Cambridge and his practice Light Earth Designs that draw on learning from ancient traditions for contemporary sustainable architecture and engineering.    

Dr Michael H. Ramage leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University, and is University Reader in Architecture and Engineering (Associate Professor) in the Department of Architecture, Fellow and Vice Master of Sidney Sussex College, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied geology and archaeology as an undergraduate, followed by architecture at MIT, and worked for Conzett Bronzini in Switzerland prior to teaching and getting a PhD at Cambridge. His research is focused on developing low-energy structural materials and systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world and large scale high rise buildings in engineered timber and bamboo through natural material innovation. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Royal Society, the British Academy, and industry.  


Thursday, February 28, 4:00 PM 

Conversation with Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director, MASS Design Group.  His lecture will be on How the Built Environment Can Heal.



Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 PM

Design+Education+Technology Conversation with:  Molly Steenson & Daniel Cardoso of Carnegie Mellon University



CAC.C LECTURES - Charleston - Spring 2019

All CAC.C Lectures are held on the second floor of the Cigar Factory, Clemson Design Center in Charleston
701 East Bay Street, Suite 202, Charleston, SC.  and begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted.  Lectures are presented by CAC.C and AIA
Charleston.

Wednesday, February 6 - Tammy Eagle Bull, Encompass Architects, Lincoln, NE