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Jack Nasar / KSA

February 6, 2008 - 5:30pm

Jack Nasar, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Knowlton School of Architecture, will present a lecture as part of the KSA Lecture Series. In the lecture, titled "Designing for Designers", Nasar will discuss the use of systematic user evaluations of the aesthetics, function and technology in recently completed buildings for schools of design (including the Knowlton School of Architecture itself) in order to both reveal strengths to encourage and weaknesses to avoid in future designs.


The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 5:30 PM in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium.


Jack L. Nasar (PhD., FAICP), Professor City & Regional Planning, at OSU and editor Journal of Planning Literature, has published more than 80 scholarly articles on meaning, cognition, fear, crime, and spatial behavior in relation to the environment. He served as architectural critic for The Columbus Dispatch and guest critic for Landscape Architecture. His books include Environmental Aesthetics: Theory, Research, & Applications; The Evaluative Image of the City; Design by Competition: Making Design Competitions Work; Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning (with J. Evans-Cowley); Designing for Designers: Lessons Learned from Schools of Architecture (with W. F. E. Preiser, and T. Fisher). An invited lecturer around the world, he has received the EDRA Career Achievement Award, Lumley Award for Excellence in Research at OSU, Ethel Chattel Fellowship from University of Sydney, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture at Washington University, St. Louis.