This year's conference will feature the following
(Please check back often for updates on confirmed
Jennifer Siegal will give
the introductory address on Thursday, November 8th from
1:45-2:30 in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB on the UC Santa Barbara
Jennifer Siegal is known for her work in creating the
Prefab home of the 21st century. She is founder and principal of the
Los Angeles-based firm Office of Mobile Design (OMD), which is dedicated
to the design and construction of responsible, sustainable, and precision
Ms. Siegal earned a master’s degree from the Southern
California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1994, and was a 2003
Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s School of Design. She has been
architect-in-residence at the Chinati, and a Fellow at the MacDowell
Colony. Presently she is the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Fellow
at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, the editor of Mobile: the
Art of Portable Architecture (2002), and was formally the founder
and Series Editor of Materials Monthly (2005-6) both published
by Princeton Architectural Press.
Ms. Siegal's innovative mobile structures include
customized, prefab, green Modernist homes; the Mobile EcoLab used
to teach students about the environment; and the Portable Construction
Training Center created for the Venice Community Housing Corporation.
Her most recent work is a modern, modular home product line called
Marc Levinson will give
the keynote address on Thursday, November 8th from 2:30-3:30
in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB on the UC Santa Barbara Campus.
Marc Levinson is an economist and author of the critically
acclaimed The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller
and the World Economy Bigger, which was winner of the 2007 Bronze Independent
Publisher Book Award, Finance/Investment/ Economics category, Winner
of the 2007 Anderson Medal, Society for Nautical Research, Honorable
Mention, and 2006 John Lyman Book Award, Science and Technology category,
North American Society for Ocean History.