Lecture: "It's not easy being Green"

May 20th, 2011

Rafael Pelli, who is a partner in the internationally renowned architecture firm of Pelli, Clark, Pelli, presents, “It's Not Easy Being Green: Interesting Environmental Issues from Around the World,” on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in Essex Meadow Auditorium.

In his illustrated presentation, Mr. Pelli, explores several recent projects and the distinct and often subtle environmental challenges each raised. His focus includes a residential high-rise – the first LEED Platinum construction project in New York City – a new business headquarters in Mumbai, India, and an academic building for the College of Business at Illinois University.

His illustrated presentation is part of the Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series (www.essexlib.org). Admission is free; please call the Essex Library (860) 767-1560 to register.

Mr. Pelli, AIA, has directed the design of several of the firm’s New York City projects, including Bloomberg Tower, a 1.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use high-rise in Midtown. He also was the designer of the reconstruction of the World Financial Center and the lead designer for a new U.S. Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, as well as three high-rise apartment buildings in Battery Park City that have achieved significant milestones in sustainable design.

He is a graduate of Yale University and received his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1985. The Lecture Series is sponsored by Centerbrook Architects (www.centerbrook.com) and is one of many programs presented by the Essex Library.