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The Urban Works Agency, supported by a NSF Grant to encourage Science in the Studio, is pleased to present a guest lecture by transportation specialist, Rick Phillips.

Rick Phillips is an award-winning architect, planner, and urban designer with recognized talent in the conceptual planning, design, and urban integration of large-scale engineering, transportation, and community development projects.

Initiating his career in Canada, Rick’s early work included Toronto’s urban waterfront and Vancouver’s SkyTrain urban transit system. Later, he was involved intensely in the planning and design of transportation projects throughout the United States with a focus on Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Utah.

In the early 2000’s, Rick served as Principal Architect for two significant award-winning projects: the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge, an internationally-recognized landmark project of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and the Taylor Urban Interchange, the signature gateway to San Jose, California’s Civic Center district.

As Director of Urban Design for the HNTB Corporation in Northern California, Rick’s clients include BART, Caltrain, the Utah Transit Authority, and the California High Speed Rail Authority. Rick has led the visioning, planning, and conceptual design of corridors and stations in key sections of the planned California HSR system in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California.

In 2007, Rick authored the citation on Transit Oriented Development for the inaugural edition of the international reference book, Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. He is a contributor to the new book, Planning Sustainable Cities: An Infrastructure-based Approach, to be published in 2016 by the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure (Harvard Graduate School of Design).

November 2nd, 2015: 1:00pm
Location: N5, CCA SF
Open and free to the public

*Part of the Infrastructural Territories Lecture Series, tied to a seminar led by Neeraj Bhatia

Earlier Event: October 31
Later Event: November 5