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Austin Design Week 2017 Presents: Home of the Future

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Umlauf Sculpture Garden

605 Robert E Lee Rd.

Austin, TX 78704

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Austin Design Week 2017 Presents: Home of the Future

Organized by: Specht Architects


Visit the beautiful Umlauf Sculpture Garden for a multimedia experience of visionary houses from the 1940’s through today, featuring multi-screen video, live presentation and futuristic cocktails by Tito’s!

You’ll hear the backstory on iconic homes, such as Buckminster Fullers’ Dymaxion House and Specht Architects own zerHouse, as well as some new surprises!


Facilitator: Scott Specht

Scott began the path to architecture as a filmmaker, and has maintained an interest narrative structure and visual / experiential progression in all of his projects. Over the past 25 years of practice, Scott has designed a wide range of award-winning institutional, commercial, and residential buildings that range from tall office buildings to extremely small homes. He is also actively developing a series of experimental works, including the zeroHouse, an innovative, fully self-sufficient micro-residence. Specht Architects maintains offices in Austin, Texas and New York City. Prior to founding Specht Architects (as Specht Harpman), Scott worked as a consultant and senior designer for Daniel Libeskind Architect and collaborated on its winning New York World Trade Center master planning proposal. He also worked for several years with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates Architects, and Deborah Berke & Partners in New York, and was the designer of a number of projects around the world, including the Chifley Square development in Sydney, and Bank Niaga headquarters in Jakarta. Scott received his Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida and his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he received the George Nelson Scholarship and the Franklin W. Gregory Scholarship. His work has been exhibited at PS1-MoMA, NYU’s Gallatin Center, and in numerous publications. Scott is licensed in a number of states, and an active member of the AIA.


For the full Austin Design Week schedule, check out austindesignweek.org.

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