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Architectural Studies Lecture Series

Pamela Conrad, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Williams Endowed Lectureship in Design

“Climate Positive Design — Going Beyond Neutral”

Monday, March 18, 9:30 a.m.

Join us in the Student Center Leadership Auditorium for a lecture by Pamela Conrad, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP. Pamela is an internationally recognized landscape architect, Founder of Climate Positive Design, Faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and Architecture 2030 Senior Fellow. Her passion for the environment is deeply rooted – from growing up on a farm in Missouri to degrees in Plant Science and regenerative landscape architecture.

Pamela’s influential research on carbon sparked by the 2019 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership is elevating landscape architecture’s role in climate change and continued through the 2023 Harvard Loeb Fellowship.



Lecture by David Boston, Ph.D., AICP

Monday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.

Join us in the Student Leadership Auditorium for a lecture by David Boston, Ph.D., AICP. Dr. David Boston, a seasoned urban planner. Leveraging his expertise in market analysis and research, he fosters collaboration between government agencies, developers, and communities.

David brings over 12 years of experience in community development, backed by a Ph.D. and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Design from the University of Maryland, College Park. He’s a certified professional with the American Institute of Certified Planners (since 2015) and actively involved with the Urban Land Institute. His areas of specialization include housing, real estate development, and public policy.

Through his firm, Amarach Planning Services, David guides government agencies and developers in addressing critical housing needs within communities. His collaborative approach helps identify and facilitate the development of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive housing solutions.