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ALA keynote speaker Noah Biklen pushes the envelope



Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, delivers the keynote lecture, Pushing the Envelope, at this year's ALA Midwest Architecture Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
Noah Biklen has a unique approach to the building envelope, its interface with the interior and exterior and how it connects to the site and shapes space with natural light.

And as Principal at Deborah Berke Partners, Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, believes in making and remaking enduring places that are inclusive and public.

Since joining Deborah Berke Partners in 2002, he has led the design and managed teams for award-winning projects, including 48 Bond Street and Pilgrim Road House in New York, SUNY Fredonia's Rockefeller Arts Center and Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters.


Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters

His impressive background includes a B.A degree in Urban Studies from Brown University, study of Japanese architecture history as a Fulbright Fellow at Kobe Design University in Japan and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale University School of Architecture

He delivers the keynote lecture, Pushing the Envelope, at this year's ALA Midwest Architecture Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He'll discuss recent projects and the expression of materiality and identity at difference scales, incorporating natural light while providing visual and thermal comfort, the use of local knowledge and expertise and adapting, reusing and transforming buildings for new futures.

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