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Architectural movement topic of presentations March 23

Posted 03/15/16

An architectural movement to create buildings that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature itself will be spotlighted when Fitchburg State University hosts an introduction to the Living Community Challenge on Wednesday, March 23. The day’s events are open to the public.

The program, hosted by Fitchburg State’s architectural technology students, will include an introduction to the Living Community Challenge by Christopher Haines, AIA. The Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture is sponsoring the event.

The Living Community Challenge is designed to help planners and developers rethink how they design their community-scale projects, and provide a compliance review process at the master planning stage and certification for fully built community or campus scale projects. Whether the project is a street, block, corridor, small or large neighborhood, or campus, it has a home in the Living Community Challenge.

Haines will make two presentations on March 23. He will meet with Fitchburg State students from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in room 201C of Conlon Hall, 367 North St. There will also be an evening program that includes a meet-and-greet with Fitchburg State students from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner in the Holmes Dining Commons (admission for dinner is $9.75). The presentation on the Living Building Challenge will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Randall Lecture Hall of the Antonucci Science Complex, 333 North St.

For more information, contact Fitchburg State Professor Keith Chenot, AIA, at kchenot@fitchburgstate.edu.

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