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50 Years of Design Education Celebrated as part of UofM Homecoming Events

October 5, 2016 — 

Thanks to all who joined us on Friday, September 23, as we hosted the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Environmental Studies / Environmental Design program. This kickoff event was attended by past Program Chairs, alumni from all decades and current students.

Dr. Jonathan Beddoes, Interim Dean took attendees through the history of the Faculty with detailed attention to the evolution of the Environmental Studies / Environmental Design Program. Dr. Beddoes discussed how the Program was created out of the need to develop a curriculum and pedagogy that would address the increasingly complex issues faced by designers at that time. His presentation concluded with an overview of the work that the Faculty is undergoing in efforts to meet the evolving demands in the design professions, and to better serve current and future students.

Alumnus Diarmuid Nash (1974 B.E.S., 1979 M.Arch), Architect with Moriyama & Teshima, followed Dr. Beddoes with an inspiring presentation on his involvement in the design and build of the Aga Khan Museum located in Toronto.

The next 50th Anniversary Celebration is planned for Tuesday, October 18, 2016, when 1982 Bachelor of Environmental Studies graduate Allan Bell will be speaking to students and alumni on how his education in Environmental Studies has helped shape his career and his current thinking in his role of Architect at John Pawson Ltd in London, UK.

For more details on upcoming events please visit us online

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