Current Work: Maurice Cox

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Current Work: Maurice Cox

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm EDT


Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

An alumnus of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Maurice Cox is the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Detroit.

Post-bankruptcy Detroit is becoming a leading laboratory for urban regeneration, and Cox has earned widespread acclaim for his innovative role in this process. To reshape the city into a vibrant and dynamic place, Cox channels citizen participation into democratic practices while achieving the highest quality of design excellence.

For Current Work, he will present a portfolio of City-commissioned work in landscape architecture, housing, and public space by some of the nation’s leading professionals.

Cox previously served as mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia; design director of the National Endowment of the Arts; and director of the Tulane City Center in New Orleans. Early in his career, he spent a decade teaching and practicing architecture in Florence, Italy.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Mario Gooden, the principal and founder of Huff + Gooden. He teaches advanced design studios at Columbia University’s GSAPP as Associate Professor of Professional Practice.


April 17, 2018
7:00 pm EDT
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The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY United States
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