M 13 November | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H. Rider Visiting Critic and Distinguished Lecturer
FRAGMENTING ECOLOGIES Trey spends his time between New Orleans, New York, and Patagonia Chile, where he recently purchased and is in the process of conserving a property in the Corcovado National Park, one of the eleven national parks established by North Face founder Douglas Tompkins. He is working to return this property to its pristine natural state, while enjoying his time in this remote landscape. Fragmenting Ecologies investigates increasing species through fragmentation of ecologies.
VICTOR F ‘TREY’ TRAHAN, III, FAIA, is Founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, with local and international projects that have received recognition for their innovative use of materials. With a strong personal belief in the value of conservation and philanthropy, Trey’s life and work is guided by a commitment to the development of sustainable environments. Trey’s architectural projects include the Louisiana State Museum in Natchitoches, recipient of a 2015 National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture and Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review Award. Trey has taught graduate classes at both MIT and USC, is board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington DC, and member of the global advisory board for the Van Allen Institute in New York.
RESOURCES A selection of readings related to the lecture, see links below.
- Biophilia by Edward O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, 1929
Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World by Stephen R. Kellert. Yale University Press, 2012
Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Biodiversity by Lenore Fahrig. Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, 2003
"The Natural Environments Initiative: Illustrative Review and Workshop Statement”, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Health and the Global Environment, 2014
Urbanism and Anthropogenic Landscapes by Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase. The Annual Review of Anthropology, 2016
2017 ASLA Professional Awards, Conservation at the Edge - Prototyping low-intervention conservation in the Patagonian wilderness, 2017