Sert Council: Harvard GSD Alumni Conversation in Seattle
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (EST)
Members of the Josep Lluís Sert Council and alumni in Seattle are invited to a special evening at b9 Architects. Renée Cheng, FAIA, AB ’85, MArch ’89, will moderate a conversation with Richard (Rick) F. Krochalis MCRP ’78 and Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA, LF ’10 about the challenges and opportunities local designers and planners are facing given the significant growth of the Seattle region. Our host, Bradley Khouri MArch ’96, Principal and Founder of b9 Architects, invites you to his firm to reconnect with the local GSD community, participate in a compelling discussion, and enjoy beverages and bites.
Panelists will include:
Renée Cheng, FAIA, AB ’85, MArch ’89 is Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Previously, she served as Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Minnesota, where she developed award-winning curricula and directed an innovative graduate program linking research with practice and licensure. Renée has been honored twice as one of the top 25 most admired design educators in the United States by DesignIntelligence. Renée is also a member of the GSD Alumni Council.
Richard (Rick) F. Krochalis MCRP ’78 is a member of the Seattle Design Commission. He was the Regional Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Region 10 office in Seattle, Washington from May 2002 until he retired from federal service in June 2016. Prior to joining the FTA, Rick served as the director of design, construction, and land use for the City of Seattle for ten years. Rick served as a career officer in the U.S. Navy in a series of facilities construction and management positions, including program manager for the Navy homeport in Everett, WA, and planning and real estate director for the Navy’s West Coast operations.
Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA, LF ’10 serves as a Commissioner of the Port of Seattle and serves on the Art Oversight Committee, Audit Committee, and Aviation Committee. As a former three-term Seattle City Council member from 1997 to 2007, Peter led numerous legislative efforts to advance innovative programs and policies in comprehensive planning, land use and development, parks and open space, affordable housing, climate protection and renewable energies, water conservation, municipal waste reduction, and urban mobility.