Daniels 2011-2012 Public Lecture
6:30 PM | 230 College Street, Room 103
2012 Michael Hough / Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Visiting Critic
As the Dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, Morrish is committed to examining the social implications of design. Conducting interdisciplinary research, collaborating with citizens and civic leaders, and forging connections between the infrastructure, culture, and ecology of urban environments is key to his work.
Drawing from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and architectural history, Morrish’s research focuses on urban housing and infrastructure, human settlement and community design, and educational programs that explore integrated design. His ideas and findings have been applied to a wide range of innovative community-based city projects, including Phoenix Public Art Works program, team THINK’s proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center, and design assistance work efforts for rebuilding New Orleans.
Morrish was the previous Elwood R. Quesada Chair in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning at the University of Virginia, where he taught and led research on sustainable urban infrastructure, new housing models, and global urbanization and climate change. Prior to joining Parsons, he worked with The New School to complete a comprehensive review of the United Nations Habitat for Human Settlements Program’s global work plan. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Morrish is the author of Civilizing Terrains, and co-author of the books Building for the Arts, Planning To Stay, and Growing Urban Habitats.