Wednesday, October 28

Free After-School Urban Design Program Begins

A new, free after-school urban design program has begun for high school students. Classes began October 22, 2009. The program will focus on Depot Town, Ypsilanti and will use the free modeling program Sketchup ( to bring students' ideas for improving the neighborhood to life.

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 3-5pm at Eastern Michigan's Halle Library, Room 111. The class is open to high school students, completely free, and will run for 8 consecutive weeks (excluding Thanksgiving).

Interested students should contact Rob Saxon at any of the following numbers: (313) 887 6288, (313) 964-0270 or (734) 347-1298. See the flyers below for more information.

Free After-school Urban Design Program

Thursday, October 22

Walter Hood, Hood Design, Oakland, California "Urban Landscapes + Provocations"

Friday November 13, 2009
Walter Hood, Hood Design, Oakland, California "Urban Landscapes + Provocations"
NOMA Reception @ 5:00 @ Genevieve Fisk Lerenger Architecture Center

Walter Hood is Professor and former Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA. Hood has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, landscape architecture, art, community and urban design, planning and research. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture, 1997. He has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad. His work was recently featured in the "Open, New Designs For Public Spaces", Van Allen Institute, NY, and his firm designed the gardens and landscape for the New De Young Museum, San Francisco with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. He is currently designing the landscape for the Autry National Museum in Los Angeles, CA,; designing an archeological garden within the context of the South Lawn Project at the University of Virginia, and developing a set of monuments and markers for a six mile waterfront trail in Oakland, CA.

Also in January:

Gensler + Master of Community Development Program Lecture

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Design Center Panel and Lecture, Cleveland + Detroit "Design Centers as Operative Change"
Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Dan Pitera, Director Cleveland Urban Design Center, Terri Swartz, Urban Planner Detroit Community Design Center, Craig Wilkins, Director

Monday, October 19

Carole Harris at Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Please Carole Harris at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., where she will discuss her stunning quilts, what inspires her designs, and who influenced her art making.

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-7125
Email: mfsm(at)

See photos of Carole's quilts below.

Carole Harris Quilt (2)

Carole Harris Quilt (1)