Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee To Sponsor Ninth Annual Urban Design Conference

Doug Brinkley, FAIA: “It is both a natural extension of our firm’s efforts and an honor to support the Urban Design Conference."

March 9, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L), an award-winning architecture firm with offices in Raleigh and Asheville, NC, has signed on to sponsor the ninth annual Urban Design Conference to be held in the Raleigh Convention Center on March 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Urban Design Conference is presented by the NC State University College of Design in conjunction with the City of Raleigh’s Department of City Planning, the Urban Design Center, and NC State Foundation.

This year’s conference, entitled “Urban Reset: Green, Smart, Just,” will focus on methods for designing more carbon neutral, technologically advanced, and socially equitable buildings in urban centers.

PBC+L is well known for its commitment to sustainable design. Among other “green” projects, PBC+L designed Carrington Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, the first building in the 17-campus UNC system to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation. The firm also designed buildings for Wake Technical Community College’s Northern Wake Campus, the first LEED-rated multi-building community college campus in the nation.

PBC+L principal and partner Doug Brinkley, FAIA, was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects based entirely upon his advocacy for sustainable design and construction practices through education, legislative advocacy, and architectural design.

“It is both a natural extension of our firm’s efforts and an honor to support the Urban Design Conference,” said Brinkley, who also serves as the firm’s sustainability officer, “especially this year when its mission is to challenge participants to lead this region toward world-class urban design that is smart, sustainable, and just.”

The Conference is presented in concert with the fifth annual Growing in Place Symposium to be held the day before, on March 16, at the Marbles Museum in downtown Raleigh. The theme for that event is “Design for Children, Families, and Nature in the City.”

For more information on the ninth annual Urban Design Conference, go to www.ncsu.edu/project/design-projects/urban-design-conference/.

For more information on Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, visit www.pbclarchitecture.com.

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