Design Diplomacy: A New Look for US Embassies

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm

Panel Discussion

USA Embassy in London  

With its recently-inaugurated Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities for embassies, the US State Department has been commissioning some of the country’s leading architects and designers to develop a new generation of overseas facilities that will be as noteworthy for their design as for their functionality, sustainability, and security. Panelists will tell the story behind the program and show how it is being carried out in our new embassy in London.

Panelists include:

Richard Maimon, FAIA, principal,  Kieran Timberlake, has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted in place and culture, from Levine Hall at the University of Pennslyvania, which incorporated the first active curtainwall of its type in North America, to Center City at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Chris Banks, principal, Gensler, DC, has been responsible for the design of millions of square feet of interiors ranging from corporate headquarters to airport terminals to secured facilities for government clients.

Jerry Withers, Project Manager for the New U.S. Embassy in London.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC.
$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
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