Coding for Resilience: Learning from the Vernacular @ CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning, Denver [17 April]

Coding for Resilience: Learning from the Vernacular

17:30 - 21:00

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CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Association is pleased to present: CODING FOR RESILIENCE: LEARNING FROM THE VERNACULAR, a 2018 Distinguished Lecture by Assistant Professor Korkut Onaran

Tuesday, April 17 | 5:30 — 8:00 p.m.
CU Denver Building, 2nd Floor
1250 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
$15 registration includes food and beverages
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In this lecture, Assistant Professor Korkut Onaran will introduce a variety of approaches to form-based code. This will be followed by a discussion of the way certain vernacular settings respond to climatic conditions in hot-arid and hot-humid climates. Simple coding tools along with exemplary lot types will be introduced and recommended for adoption by zoning codes that address communities in these climate zones.

Schedule of Events:
5:30 — 6:00 p.m. — Registration and Check-In
6:00 — 6:30 p.m. — Facilitated Networking
6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Professor Onaran's Lecture
7:30 — 8:00 p.m. — Networking and Closing

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About Korkut Onaran:
Before he formed PEL•ONA Architects & Urbanists with Ronnie Pelusio in 2010, Korkut Onaran, Ph.D., worked at Wolff-Lyon Architects as partner principal between 2007 and 2010, and as a senior associate between 2001 and 2007. He has been teaching as an Assistant Professor Adjunct, in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver since 1997. Korkut has been the president of the Colorado Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism since 2009.

Korkut is an urban architect with a broad knowledge of development codes and regulation cultures, a subject he explored extensively through his doctorate studies. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching focuses on producing planning and design solutions for real world situations where students collaborate with local planning officials.

He was honored as the Mentor of the Year by AIA Colorado North in 2007. Korkut has extensive experience in designing and managing mixed use projects, preparing master plans, and crafting development codes. He has won prizes in architectural competitions including first prize in the national competition (in Turkey) titled “Small House,” second prize in the architectural competition for a mixed-use downtown complex in Kusadasi, fifth prize in the architectural competition for the Opera House and Performing Arts Center in Ankara.

About the MURPAA Distinguished Lecture Series:
This annual lecture is designed to highlight the efforts of a distinguished MURP alumni or a planner that has positively contributed to MURP students, the College of Architecture and Planning, or CU Denver. The lecture is intended to encourage thought-provoking discussions and exchanges of ideas in a specific area related to architecture and planning.
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