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Panel discussion marks conclusion of campus planning effort

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, 5 p.m. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

The University will mark the conclusion of its two-year effort to develop a comprehensive plan to guide development through 2016 and beyond with a scholarly panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

The event is titled "The Open Campus: A Conversation About the Changing Nature of Campuses and Campus Planning." In connection with the discussion, the Campus Plan model and display boards will be on view in the Firestone Library lobby Sunday through Friday, Feb. 24-29.

Making up the panel will be: Henry Cobb, founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners of New York, who has completed a number of projects at Princeton and at many other institutions; Robert Geddes, the first dean of Princeton's School of Architecture, who served in that role from 1965 to 1982; Frances Halsband, founding partner of R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects of New York, who completed a campus plan for Brown and has worked at Princeton and many other institutions; Guy Nordenson, professor of architecture at Princeton and founder of Guy Nordenson and Associates of New York; and Denise Scott Brown, principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates of Philadelphia, a leader in planning for colleges and universities who has completed various projects at Princeton.

The moderator will be Neil Kittredge, partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners of New York, the firm that led the development of Princeton's Campus Plan as well as numerous other planning efforts. The panel will discuss planning trends in general and how the Princeton effort fits into a larger pattern.

The full Princeton Campus Plan has been published in a 180-page book and posted online in PDF format. A 24-page brochure providing a synopsis of the plan also is posted on in PDF format on this website.

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