Green Architect Whitney Sander to Speak at Norwich University

NORTHFIELD, Vt.Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Part Prefab, All Custom: The Work of Sander Architects,” by Whitney Sander, a principal and founder at Sander Architects on Friday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Sander, a Los Angeles architect known for his firm’s cutting-edge, green designs, will give the latest talk in the School of Architecture + Art’s current lecture series.

Sander is principal and founder of Sander Architects, a young, award-winning firm whose contemporary designs have dazzled the architecture world, placing it at the forefront of green architecture.

Using a hybrid construction process, Sander’s design incorporates prefab technology and components to create homes that are custom designed for each client, combining sustainable, green building principles with high design concepts.

During his lecture, Sander will describe his firm’s building method, detailing its sustainable aspect through recent completed examples.

The architect will also discuss upcoming projects, including an 8,000-square-foot $3.7 million concert hall for Idyllwild Arts, a private arts academy in the hills above Palm Springs, Calif.

Sander studied architecture at Yale University and previously served in the Peace Corps in West Africa. He has taught architecture and art classes at Yale, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts and Woodbury University.

Considered a leading green architect, Sander has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Architecture, the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award and AIA Design Awards. His work has been published widely.

All lectures in this series are free and open to the public.