Feb 13th 2024

2024 Spring Lecture Series: Linda Samuels, Washington University in St. Louis

The College of Architecture welcomes Linda Samuels, an architect and urban planner whose work focuses on the next generation of infrastructure design as a tool for environmental and social justice, at a lecture in S. R. Crown Hall’s Lower Center Core at 2 p.m. on February 14.

Samuels, a professor of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, published her most recent book Infrastructural Optimism that investigates deep integration of infrastructure with environmental, quality-of-life, and equity for all.

Prior to her time at St. Louis, Samuels was the inaugural director of a multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach initiative of the University of Arizona where she worked with public and private partners on micro- to macro-scaled sustainability efforts in southern Arizona and the larger megaregion.