VIDEO: Walter Hood, 2011 Kalil Fellow Lecture, March 4th

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Walter Hood, this year’s Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Fellow, lectures on his recent work. Hood is professor and former chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design Studio in Oakland. Established in 1992, Hood Design Studio specializes in the reconstruction of landscapes in towns and cities. The firm’s work reflects the specific cultural, environmental, and physical complexities of city and neighborhood landscapes.
For more information on his practice please visit

We are pleased to announce that three $5000.00 Kalil Fellowship Project Grants proposals have been competitively selected from over 6o applications submitted, the awarding will take place before Walter’s lecture. The recipients are:

Jeremy Barbour and Ravi Raj, TACKLEBOX ARCHITECTURE: “Brise-Soleil Brazil, A Study of Solar Control Devices in Brazil”

Elizabeth Parker, MFA Interior Design: “From Interiors to Urban Enclaves: Scaling Sustainable Water Conservation Strategies”

Lily Wong, BFA Architectural Design: “Water and Architecture in Western India”

The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design was established in 2001 at the School of Constructed Environments in memory of designer Michael Kalil. The mission of the endowment is to foster understanding of the design intersections between nature and technology and to promote sustainability in built environments. Each year, the endowment awards three Memorial Fellowship Project Grants and sponsors a visit and lecture by an annual Kalil Fellow. The Kalil Fellow is selected from an international community of scholars and practitioners working in the spirit of Michael Kalil. Project grants of $5,000 can be awarded in up to three categories: Student, Interdisciplinary Student Team, and Scholar/Practitioner.

For more information on the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design, please visit

This event is the kick off evening of The Urban Festival at The New School. for more information about The Urban Festival at The New School. please visit their website.

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
Free and Open to the Public