Committed educators and Pritzker Prize-winning architects Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal worked with students, researchers and practitioners over three years, exploring urban conditions and how to use architecture to create environments that improve people’s quality of life.

Living well in the big city is the most important challenge of our time and our generation.

“This issue involves many crucial topics and challenges, such as climate change, sustainability, energy savings, cost of the land, densification, affordability, integration, social equality and, simply, quality of life. Any strategy for making the city starts from the concept of quality of housing for all.”

– Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal, Rothwell Program Co-Chairs

Rothwell Chair Postdoctoral Associate