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Dhiru Thadani to Present Third Annnual Gulak Lecture at VCU

October 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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 “The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary,” considered a landmark publication that clarifies how we talk about urban planning and design.

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 (CNU) 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.

This year’s lecture will take place in the University Student Commons at 907 Floyd Ave. A question-and-answer and book signing will follow Thadani’s talk.

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


October 8, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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VCU University Student Commons
807 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284 United States
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L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
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