Building designed by Architect Mark Johnson

The Power of Place

Presented by Mark Johnson, AIA

Friday, May 14, 1:00pm CDT

Mark Johnson is Principal Architect of Signal, a firm based in Seattle, Washington. His work with cultural institutions, municipalities, and communities has allowed him to develop a keen eye toward architecture and landscape as a system, and true sustainability of place.

In his presentation, Mark will look at the power of place as a design tool with a focus on projects including an environmental education center, weather treatment station, art center and a canyon visitor center.

Registration is free for this virtual lecture. The program duration is 45 minutes and includes a Q&A session with participants.
This program is presented in partnership with American Institute of Architects Wisconsin. Continuing education credits are available for AIA members.

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Photograph of house by architect Max Levy

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Presented by Keiran Murphy
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Recorded Tuesday September 15, 2020

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