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Cancelled: Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Kris Takács

February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please note that due to inclement weather, tonight’s lecture with Kris Takacs has been cancelled. 

Leveraging Transportation Investment to Transform Urban Districts

Kristopher Takacs, AIA, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Reception at 6:00, presentation 6:30-7:30

UT Fab Lab, 525 N. Gay Street, Knoxville


Cities today are by necessity highly connected places. The future holds even more promise for city building that leverages public and private investment in transportation infrastructure to connect people in meaningful ways and deliver civic infrastructure with wide-reaching benefit.  Leaders are using unique and innovative tools to exploit synergy between modes — high-speed, intercity and regional rail, light rail, bus, bicycle and pedestrian networks – to connect their transportation hubs to the city, create new open spaces and produce landmark architecture.  Recent and ongoing SOM projects in New York, Colorado, Florida, and Pennsylvania reveal the powerful potential for mobility-oriented investment to catalyze development and transform entire urban districts.

Kristopher Takács is SOM’s practice leader for public transport architecture and transit-oriented development. His distinguished portfolio encompasses nearly forty projects including metro mass transit, light rail transit, commuter rail, high-speed rail and intermodal hubs situated throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is recognized for his expertise in balancing functional, spatial and operations requirements to achieve innovative design solutions that optimize passenger flow, create exciting destinations and attract marketplace investment.

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February 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm