Category Archives: Lectures and Research

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The Ingredients

Several weeks ago w/purpose Founder Wil Marquez had an opportunity to travel to Tuskegee University in Alabama to speak to architecture students and faculty about w/purpose, its advocacy, and practice.  Needing time to focus and prep his talk, Marquez stopped in our Nation’s Capital – … Read More

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Dressing Indianapolis: Presented by Spirit & Place Festival

DRESSING INDIANAPOLIS Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7 p.m. | Indianapolis Museum of Art We adorn the body. How do we adorn a city? A distinctive style, sparkling accessories, good lighting … what does a city need to look good? How does city style way brand … Read More

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Think | Believe | Imagine

In 2010 w/purpose was invited by a colleague to lead an urban design workshop with students at Isthmus Norte – an architecture school located in downtown Chihuahua.  Located appropriately in a state which shares its name – Chihuahua. This was my first official visit to … Read More

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Near West Housing Summit

The Near West is revamping their Quality of Life plan for 2012-2015.  Over past couple of years, we have noticed that the housing condition of Near West has changed drastically.  The situation of our housing stock has raised concerns with residents, community partners, and potential … Read More

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What’s In A Name? The Case For a New Georgia Street

There are visible signs that our city slowly manicuring its look as it prepares for the 2012 Super Bowl. At the top of that list - East & West Georgia Street, which is showing signs of regeneration. A complete transformation and welcome addition to the … Read More

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Street Logic

A recent controversy surrounding the proposed Public Art for the Cultural Trail has many citizens concerned about urban space, its equity, and purpose in our city. A series of free lectures were made available to the public to listen, learn, and ask questions about urban … Read More

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a movement w/purpose

In a recent November article in The Chronicle of Education, James Proctor, Director of the Environmental-Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, questioned what a more “cosmopolitan sustainability movement might look like?” I quickly considered my own firms efforts, of late, with local advocacy groups, … Read More