Design Solutions for New Bedford & Fall River

Presentation by Professor Ricardo Camacho and his students in the Master’s Research Studio at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture

Site analysis by Northeastern M.Arch student Cyrus Dahmubed
Site analysis by Northeastern M.Arch student Cyrus Dahmubed

Please join us for a presentation by Professor Ricardo Camacho and his students in the Master’s Research Studio at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. Camacho and his students will present their yearlong studio research and design projects for Massachusetts Post-Industrial Cities. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session moderated by Professors Pamela Karimi (Art History) and Andrea Klimt (Anthropology).

April 26, 2018 4:00-6:00 pm
Charlton College of Business, Room 115

About the Research Studio:

Through a rigorous and comprehensive research on the historical, political and economic development of building typology and urban form in Fall River and New Bedford, a group of Northeastern University graduate students prepared a research document and proposed a series of architectural and urban solutions. During the course of two semesters in 2017-2018 academic year, the group interacted with city officials, studied governmental reports and policies for the regeneration of the historical centers, residential neighborhoods, abandoned textile mills and the waterfront. Through their design proposals these students address the specific limitations of the real estate market, infrastructural equipment and transportation.

About Professor Ricardo Camacho:

Ricardo Camacho is an architect with offices in Lisbon(PT), Kuwait(KW) and Salem(USA). He received his professional degrees from the FAULisbon, Politecnico Milano and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He currently teaches architectural design at Kuwait University and Northeastern University. Ricardo is co-author of the projects “CasaGranturismo” and “Resilient Coastal Environments” for the urban and landscape renewal of Portuguese and Croatian coasts. He has also co-authored a survey of Portuguese contemporary architecture “Habitar Portugal 2006/2009” and two volumes on “Modern Architecture Kuwait.". Ricardo is currently working on a forthcoming publication by Actar on "Pan-Arab Architecture" and developing museum exhibition projects in Tehran and Abu Dhabi.

This event is part of the Urban Studies Minor Lecture Series and is supported by the Urban Studies Program, UMass Dartmouth’s Provost Seminar Series, the College of Visual & Performing Arts and the Art History Club.




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