School of Environmental and Forest Sciences  |   College of the Environment

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences 2013 Winter Lecture
Kane Hall, 210. Seattle Campus

The UW College of the Environment and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences invite you to the 2013 Sustaining Our World Lecture: Built Ecologies: Regionalism and Resource Integration in the Built World, featuring Thomas Knittel, Vice President and Project Designer, HOK.

When:  Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Where: Kane Hall, Room 210, UW Seattle

Cost:    The lecture is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested.

About the Lecture:

Drawing on research and project examples from around the world, Mr. Knittel will explore approaches to the built environment that model, mimic and incorporate natural systems. He will discuss how new design strategies and solutions, in order to be more resilient, must be integrated with sustainably produced regional resources—and how design informed by nature provides insights, from the nano to the macro, toward building a sustainable future locally and globally.

About the Speaker:

Thomas KnittelThomas Knittel is a vice president and project designer with HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. First licensed as an architect in 1986, Mr. Knittel joined HOK in 2007 and has become a leading voice and innovator in sustainable design at the firm’s Seattle studio. His work in biomimicry—taking inspiration from natural systems in order to solve human problems—focuses on integrating models from nature into the design of buildings, communities and cities. Mr. Knittel holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage below Red Square. There will be a $10 fee per vehicle. Please request disability parking at the gatehouse if needed. A detailed campus map may be viewed at

Kane Hall is located above the northeast corner of the parking garage. Elevators are available from multiple levels and will take you directly into Kane Hall.

From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn east onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage.

Transit Information:
The University of Washington encourages you to join our efforts to improve traffic conditions and to protect the environment. Please consider using an alternative to driving alone to get to events on campus. There are more than 60 bus routes from all over King and Snohomish counties serving the University District— 35 come right to campus. Getting here by bus is easy and inexpensive.

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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