5:47 Lecture Series


All ENVD lectures will be held in the Environmental Design Building, Room 134 at 5:47pm.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

2016/2017 ENVD 5:47 Lecture Series

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2015/2016 ENVD 5:47 Lecture Series

Kristen Murray - October 12th

Kirsten is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig and CU Boulder ENVD alumna. She has focused on a range of project types including mixed-use, private residential, adaptive reuse, workplace and urban design. Her work has been published in a variety of national and international media including The New York Times and Architectural Record. 

Buster Simpson - November 10th

Buster Simpson is one of the nation’s foremost environmental artists. For over 30 years, he has engaged citizens in aesthetics, politics and the environment. Humor and rich metaphors distinguish his work, with many of his deceptively simple sculptures offering solutions to real problems. This event is jointly sponsored with Art and Art History.

Tuline Gülgönin - January 25th

As a researcher in children’s studies and a consultant on children’s rights, Tuline will share her work on children’s agency and citizenship, and on methodologies to research with children and include them in decision making processes. Her current research is on the relation between children, urban public space and public policies in Mexico City.

Nicholas De Monchaux - February 15th

Nicholas is an architect, urban designer, and theorist. In a world mediated by data about place, Local Code : Real Estates is a project that seeks to identify and engage legally and socially abandoned urban sites, transforming undocumented, and marginal conditions through digitally mediated methods into a social, and ecological resource.

Natalie Jeremijenko - February 29th

Artist, engineer, technologist, and inventor Natalie Jeremijenko presents her Environmental Health Clinic design solutions that transform energy, waste, and food systems, while measurably improving human and environmental health.

Tim Hernandez - March 7th

Tim is a poet, novelist and performance artist. In 2011 the Poetry Society of America named him one of sixteen New American Poets. Tim will share work on a new collaboration with Growing Up Boulder titled “Intersections, Stories, Voice: Expressions of Young People's Resilience.”

Jim Leach - April 11th

Jim is a nationally recognized leader in the design and development of innovative and sustainable neighborhoods, including cohousing and senior cohousing. His five-decade career has been driven by the belief that “community is the secret ingredient in sustainability.” Jim’s talk, and accompanying exhibit, offer a retrospective of his efforts to design and build better neighborhoods.

2014/2015 5:47 LECTURE SERIES


SPRING 2013 LECTURE SERIES: Theory in Practice

Tuesday, April 9, 5:47 pm, ENVD 134

Brad Cloepfil: The Limiting Field

Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, will give a lecture titled, "The Limiting Field", discussing recent projects in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the ideas and principles that form the basis of the firm's work. As architect of the Clyfford Still Museum, Cloepfil will focus  on how these were realized in the museum's design and construction, and will discuss the challenges, opportunities and lessons of creating a single-artist museum in Denver's Civic Center. 

Thanks to Saunders ConstructionAIA Colorado North and ENVD AIAS for sponsoring this event.

Monday, April 29, 5:47 pm, ENVD 134

Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED fellow: of Lake|Flato Architects


Monday, February 18, 5:47 pm, ENVD 134

Ronald Rael: Large Scale Study Models

Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello Architects is an Alumni of the ENVD Program and an Associate Professor at the University of California Berkeley.
His work relies upon a deep understanding of place, and its inherent resources, and makes careful links between a broad spectrum of tools that come from manual, industrial and digital approaches to making architecture.

His firm, Rael San Fratello Architects, was established in 2002 with a focus on emerging technologies and ecological design. It integrates architecture, art, culture and the environment and has been recognized in publications such as the New York Times, MARK, Domus, Metropolis Magazine.