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Sustainability Education Committee: More Water Less Land New Architecture — Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Urbanism (Virtual)

The presentation is a forthright delineation of the challenges coastal communities face from sea level rise, relative to the preservation of place, and the refashioning of architecture and urbanism for its future placement amid such an evolving edge.

Weston Wright AIA
was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Before opening his own practice, Weston Wright Architects in Boston, Massachusetts, he worked for Arizona State University Regents Professor Jeffrey Cook; his father, Chicago architect Rodney Wright, FAIA; the Boston firm of Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood Architects; and Ben Thompson and Associated in Cambridge. His Montessori School was published in The Boston Globe by Pulitzer Prize architectural critic Robert Campbell, and a private residence in Weston, Massachusetts was featured in Design New England magazine. He worked and has lectured on the design and relocation of a new town for Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin; a riverine settlement beset by flooding. Wright’s 444,000 sf mixed-use design concept along Boston’s Inner Harbor served as the springboard for his book, More Water Less Land New Architecture, published by the German academic-research publisher AADR. Wright was interviewed for an article by Northeastern University’s, The Boston Scope, titled, Beyond walls: a new solution to sea level rise and the Boston architect behind it. The firm has recently been selected for the design of a new children’s museum in the Northeast.