Apr 1, 2008

Prefab Futures: New Agendas for Mass Customization in Architecture

Pratt Institute School of Architecture

Spring 2008 Kullman Center Conference

Prefab Futures: New Agendas for Mass Customization in Architecture is the inaugural event for the Kullman Center, a research center residing within the School of Architecture with an emphasis on developing new and innovative approaches to modular construction and industrialized building techniques. The one-day conference will present research and scholarship related to the history of prefabrication, contemporary and emerging techniques and approaches to prefabrication, as well as the social and sustainable potential of prefab and prefab technologies. These three topics are key research areas for the Center, which will function both as an intellectual resource and ideas clearinghouse as well as an important laboratory for industrial construction.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Higgins Hall Auditorium
Pratt Institute School of Architecture
61 St James Place
Brooklyn, New York


8:00 Morning Reception

8:30 Opening Remarks

Avi Telyas CEO Kullman Buildings Corp.

Morning Address

Kent Larson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:15 Prefab Precedents
Moderator: Bill Menking
Colin Davies, London Metropolitan University
Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center
10:45 Prefab Futures Session I
Moderator: Thomas Hanrahan
Wes Jones, Jones Partners
Charlie Lazor, Lazor Office
Rocio Romero, Rocio Romero
Michael Pitt, Design Buro
James Garrison, Garrison Architects

2:00 Prefab Futures Session II

Moderator: Evan Douglis
John Nastasi, Nastasi Architects / Stevens Institute of Technology
Marcelo Spina, PATTERNS / Sci-Arc
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, LOT-ek
David Riz, KieranTimberlake Associates
4:45 Prefab Futures Session III
Moderator: Philip Parker
Michael Meredith, MOS / Harvard University
Jeremy Edmiston, SYSTEMarchitects / City University of New York
Joseph Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture
7:00 Closing Remarks
Barry Bergdoll, The Museum of Modern Art
7:30 Conference Reception. Siegal Gallery