SXSW 2018

Critical Regionalism and the City of the Future

Over the past 2000 years, less than 10 distinct architectural styles have been identified. However, new styles are finally beginning to emerge as a response to critical regionalism. This panel will bring together architects from across the country to look at how styles emerge as a reflection of place, and likewise how regional design can revitalize the aesthetic and culture of an area. We’ll debate where the practice is headed and how critical regionalism will shape the cities of the future.

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  1. What has limited the number of architectural styles in the past, and what has shifted to cause new styles to finally emerge?
  2. What is critical regionalism, and how are architects using this approach to design today’s towns and cities? Does it foster local economic growth?
  3. How will architecture impact communities of the future? What is lost without long-term thinking for city design?



Ashley Kegley Whitehead, Partner, Buie & Co.

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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