On March 16, 2020, Robert A.M. Stern will appear in conversation with Professor Carla Yanni of Rutgers University, as a keynote speaker at the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. This year's conference, "Realizing the Vision", is a joint venture between SCUP Mid-Atlantic and Rutgers. The conversation will be live-streamed to registered attendees; see this link for further information.
In the conversation "Robert A.M. Stern On Campus," Robert A.M. Stern and Carla Yanni will discuss how campus planning and architecture that creates a distinctive sense of place can foster community, support pedagogical goals, and express a school's institutional identity and mission. Through the lens of his firm's work at Rutgers and on college and university campuses across the country, the dialog will address how a scholarly understanding of the history of campus-making can inform planning for the future.
Robert A.M. Stern is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 to 2016, he received the Topaz Medallion, awarded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, in recognition of outstanding service to architectural education, in 2017. Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he directs the design of the firm's extraordinarily diverse portfolio, which includes buildings at private and public colleges and universities across the country, as well as the Rutgers 2030 Physical Master Plan that envisions 15 years of development on the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses. A prolific author, his books include Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2016), The New Residential Colleges at Yale: A Conversation Across Time (2017), Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale (2016), and Robert A.M. Stern On Campus: Architecture, Identity, and Community (2010).
Carla Yanni is a professor of architectural history in the Art History Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author of three monographs, including Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). In 2019, she was honored with the Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award from Rutgers, a university-wide recognition for professors who creatively introduce their scholarship into the undergraduate classroom. Her second book, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, was named a 2007 “Book of Critical Interest” by the journal Critical Inquiry. Yanni was the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Johns Hopkins University Press published her first book, Nature’s Museums: Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display. She has served on the boards of directions of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and the Society of Architectural Historians.
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) unites higher education leaders and professional planners into a community, that, through high-quality professional learning and deep, diverse networks, develops its members' capacities to assist colleges and universities with creating integrated planning solutions that maximize the potential of higher education. Members represent the areas of campus planning, institutional planning, academic planning, finance and budgeting, administration, and IT. The SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will see nearly 400 leaders in higher education planning come together in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to experience a diverse array of sessions—from timely keynotes to presentations focusing on unique case studies—addressing critical issues facing higher education planning across the Mid–Atlantic region. Attendees will enjoy opportunities for meaningful engagement with colleagues and a tour of the Rutgers campus to learn about the university’s innovative planning efforts.
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