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Events - ULI Young Leaders
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
High-density Mixed Use Development, a Sustainable Urban Growth Strategy


Scott Ziegler
Senior Principal
Ziegler Cooper Architects


Rice School of Architecture


5:30 - 7:30 pm


Young Leaders: $20
Students: $15

Young Leaders: $35
Students: $25

Please join the ULI Young Leaders as we welcome Mr. Scott Ziegler as our guest speaker this month. A graduate of Rice University School of Architecture, and founding principal of Ziegler Cooper Architects, Mr. Ziegler has over 30 years of architectural experience, is a recipient of numerous awards and a frequent guest speaker and panelist on both the local and national levels. On the cutting edge, Mr. Ziegler aspires to a sustainable architecture that builds community and expresses the spirit of our time through the integration of art, craft and technology.

Mr. Ziegler's recent projects include:

2727 Kirby
A Recently completed, 30-story high-rise condominium located in the prestigious Upper Kirby/River Oaks area offering resident's extraordinary services and amenities that set the standard for luxury and sophistication in Houston.

The Austonian
Scheduled to open in 2010, the 683 foot tall, 56-story, high-rise condominium is the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building in the western United States.

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
The ecclesiastical center for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese serving over 1.3 million Roman Catholics.

The event will highlight a recent white paper authored by Mr. Ziegler, entitled "Has Suburban Sprawl Lost Its Sizzle?" which has been published nationally in the magazine Multi-Housing News. He will discuss the environmental benefits of turning to high-density mixed-use development models as a sustainable urban growth strategy. The planning and design of such high-density developments, which he has termed "micro-villages", is critically important to the ultimate success they have in improving the quality of life of their users. As he states in his paper, "As our cities become more urbanized, the shaping of great outdoor spaces with cafés, tree-lined boulevards, plazas, public fountains and pocket parks become the humanizing elements that enrich our urban fabric. In Houston, where we have no zoning, it seems quite contradictory that our public spaces, for the most part, are shaped by private hands.

Will hear from Mr. Ziegler on Wednesday, October 27th. The event will be held at the Rice School of Architecture, Anderson Hall Room 117, on the Rice campus. His full white paper report can be .

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