Bengal Architecture Symposium 01: Now/Next - Adèle Naudé Santos

Sat 19 Mar - Sat 19 Mar' 16

Adele Santos at Bengal Architecture Symposium: NOW/NEXT

Adele Naude Santos, FAIA, currently Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On her maiden visit to Bangladesh, she talked about responsible urbanism and looking at urban and rural development in a global context. She was the dean of the School of Architecture and Planning from 2004 to 2014. During her tenure as dean, she founded the Center for Advanced Urbanism – an important think tank on urban futures. Prior to her arrival at MIT, she was the professor at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design where she taught the design of housing environments and encouraged interdisciplinary collaboration. She was founding dean at the University of California at San Diego School of Architecture, architecture chair at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Rice University, and has had many visiting appointments. She is the principal architect in the San Francisco/Somerville-based firm, Santos Prescott and Associates. Her projects include affordable and luxury housing and institutional buildings. She recently completed projects in California, Guatemala and China. Professor Santos has received many awards and honours including the 2009 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. She serves as a juror for numerous national and international design competitions and award programs. She received an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard, and Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Watch the entire Symposium at

Originally recorded on 19th March 2016 at KIB Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organised by Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements in association with the Bengal Foundation.

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