Plan II Spring 2009 Perspectives Class: Perspectives on Happiness: Context for happiness
Wed, March 4, 2009 • 7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA), Room 105
Tonight's speaker: Professor Larry Speck, School of Architecture. This unique course, taught by Plan II Director Professor Michael Stoff, brings together a panel of faculty members from various disciplines to discuss their views on happiness. Despite the guarantee of its pursuit as a constitutional right, happiness has often been hard to find. Is happiness attainable in an imperfect world? How is it defined and who exactly doesthe defining? Does the meaning of happiness change over time anLarry Speck, the W.L. Moody Centennial Professor in Architecture, is a practicing architect whose projects include the Barbara Jordan Passenger Terminal at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the award-winning Rough Creek Lodge and Conference Center in Glen Rose, Texas, and the Austin Convention Center. Professor Speck was founding director of the University’s Center for the Study of American Architecture and served as the fourth dean of the School of Architecture. In 1991, Architectural Digest selected Larry Speck as one of the “AD 100”–a listing of the 100 foremost architects in the world.