Held on March 9, 2015.
Winston Churchill famously said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” A building, thought Churchill, is first the result of an architect’s ideas, but over time, the people who live and work in it take on the quality of the structure’s design. But how so? Is architecture just “art” or does it connect to people’s happiness, health, and sense of well being?
This forum explored faith and the built environment, featuring David Greusel, award-winning Principal at Convergence Design and architect of Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros). Greusel explored how architectural trends promote the well-being of buildings’ users, residents, or even passers-by. This talk also explored how Christian thought can contribute to the conversation about architecture and human flourishing.
The evening also included a panel of local experts in engineering, architecture, theology, and the built environment.