Mario Schjetnan coming in Feburary 2014 to the Distinguished Speaker Series

Coming in February 20, 2014, Mario Schjetnan will discuss his international accomplishments and water resource planning at the Broad Museum.

Photo of Mario Schjetnan.
Mario Schjetnan from Grupo de Diseño Urbano.

Coming in February 20, 2014, Mario Schjetnan will discuss his international accomplishments and water resource planning at the Broad Museum.

Born in Mexico City, Mario holds a degree in Architecture from the National University of Mexico and a Master Degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in urban design from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1984, he was selected as a Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Schjetnan and José Luis Pérez started Grupo de Diseño Urbano in 1977. The firm has executed a wide range of projects, including diverse typologies and scales in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. Grupo de Diseño Urbano and Schjetnan have been distinguished with national and international awards and recognitions in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.

Mario Schjetnan has also devoted his life to teaching. He has facilitated numerous workshops and studios at several universities, including Harvard University in 1994, 1998 and 2005. Schjetnan was the director of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1999 to 2001.

He was distinguished with the Federico Mariscal Chair in Architecture from UNAM in 2001. He has been a lecturer at Universities in the USA, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico, Australia, and China. In 2006, he received the Cathedra Rose Carter Award from the University of Austin Texas and in 2007, the Cathedra Talbott from the University of Virginia.

The LAAAB would like to hear from you on who we should consider for future presentations or specific topics of interest. Please let us know if you have any ideas and we hope to see you at an upcoming event in 2014!


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