L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Thadani selected to present third annual Gulak lecture.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Location: University Student Commons
Contact: Shirley McDaniel at (804) 828-7397 or at srmcdani@vcu.edu

Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA, award-winning consultant, architect, urbanist and educator, will present the third annual Morton B. Gulak Urban and Regional Planning Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8. Thadani is the former principal and director of urban design and town planning at Ayers/Saint/Gross, a well-respected Maryland-based architectural firm, and is the author of “Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination: Built and Unbuilt Architecture.” Hailed as a “must-have” for anyone who is involved or interested in, planning, building or improving communities and cities, the book examines the history and development of the nation“s first and most influential New Urbanist town, Seaside, Fl.

Since 1981, Thadani has maintained a diversified practice in architecture and urban design working on projects in Asia, Europe and North and Central America. He is a board member of the Congress of New Urbanism and the recipient of several awards including four CNU Charter Awards and three AIA Chapter Awards.

The Gulak Lecture was established at the university as a continuing memorial to the late Dr. Morton B. Gulak, Associate Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the VCU Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program. Gulak served VCU and the Central Virginia community with excellence and distinction for nearly four decades.

For more information or to support the lecture, contact Shirley McDaniel at (804) 827-0867 or srmcdani@vcu.edu.