Lanscape Architecture Distinguished Speaker Series: Roger Trancik

Date: September 20, 2015
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: Human Ecology Building, Room 300, 552 W Circle Dr. East Lansing, MI 48824

The Landscape Architecture Program at MSU and the Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory Board are hosting the next Distinguished Speaker Series on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. The featured speaker is Roger Trancik, FASLA, professor emeritus of landscape architecture and city and regional planning at Cornell University, and founding principal of Urban Design Consultants in Ithaca, New York. He will present on “30 Years of Finding Lost Space.” This is a World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) Conference Special Plenary Lecture. The WSEAS Conference takes place at MSU from Sept. 20-22, 2015. Download Speaker Series flyer. For those with accessibilty needs related to the flyer PDF, please contact the SPDC Main Office at (517) 432-0704.

5:30-5:45 p.m.: Meet & Greet, Human Ecology Building, Room 300

6-7 p.m.: Presentation, Human Ecology Building, Room 300

Reception Immediately Following: Human Ecology Building

This event is free and open to public. Registration is available online. Tax Deductible Donations Suggested $15-$25. Funds are being collected by the LAAAB to offset costs of the MSU LAAAB and LA Program Distinguished Speaker series and/or other student related enrichment programs as determined by the MSU LAAAB, faculty and administration.

About the Speaker
Roger Trancik has served on the Cornell faculty since 1982, and from 1970 to 1982 was professor of urban design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prof. Trancik has held visiting professorships at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, Wuhan University in China, and was professor-in-residence in Rome for Cornell and the University of Colorado. In addition to professional planning studies, journal articles, and scholarly papers on urban design, Trancik has published several national award-winning books, including Finding Lost Space, and Hamlets of the Adirondacks. In 1990, Prof. Trancik was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and in 2004 appointed U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar to Panama, Central America. Trancik served as chair of NEA and NYSCA Design Arts panels, City of Cambridge Zoning Board, ASLA National Committees and U.S. Fulbright Screening Committee. He has authored/curated art gallery exhibits on Roman Views and Panama’s Garden Cities, and has worked with leading professional design and planning firms, including Sasaki Associates, Ralph Erskine Architects and CBT Architects. During his years as faculty member at Cornell and Harvard, he taught core curriculum lecture and seminar courses on urban design, landscape architecture and planning, and conducted numerous graduate and undergraduate studios in New York, Boston, Panama, China, Rome and Scandinavia.

MLA, Harvard University, 1968
BSLA, Michigan State University, 1966