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Florida design school invites industry professionals to help guide students

on Friday,October 16,2009 21:10

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The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning will play host to a series of guest lecturers representing leading professionals in the planning, architecture and industrial design industries next week.

The international group of designers consisting of planner Robert Freestone, architect Heinz Tesar, and design Consultant David Lanthrop will address issues in sustainability, modern architecture, and the effects of social technologies on business, creativity and education respectively to an audience of students, faculty and the public.

"I''d love people, particularly young people, to bring their expanding view of how they engage with others in the process of ''work'' – for students, that’s learning of course – to the discussion of the meaning of buildings," Lanthrop, the director of research and strategy at a Michigan industrial design company, tells the UF homepage.

Freestone will present two unique lectures on sustainability in modern planning spanning heritage preservation and metropolitan restructuring.

The free lectures run from October 21-23 at the Harn Museum of Art Auditorium and Norman Hall, both located on the UF campus.

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