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Architecture of Stewardship Lecture: "ecoMOD: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefab Housing."


6 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2007


The Catholic University of America
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


John Quale, founder and project director of ecoMOD at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, will present a lecture titled "ecoMOD: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefab Housing." Quale, also an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Virginia, will discuss ecoMOD - a multi-year project that is creating and analyzing a series of ecological and prefabricated housing prototypes for affordable housing organizations. Quale's talk is the second in Catholic University's 2007 Summer Institute for Architecture Lecture Series, "Assuming Responsibility: Investigating the Architecture of Stewardship."

Quale teaches architectural design studios, building technology courses and photography. He served as coordinator and architecture adviser for the 2002 UVA Solar Decathlon Team in the national design/build house competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. He also has worked in several architecture firms, including Architecture Research Office, Richard Meier & Partners, W.G. Clark Architects, William McDonough and Partners, and Perkins & Will.

The other lectures in the series are scheduled for July 11, July 18 and July 25. All the lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Luis Eduardo Boza at 202-319-6861 or by e-mail:


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To cover the lecture, reporters must contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.