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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Dr. Albert Pope

Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture
Rice University

Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture. He has taught in the school's Graduate Program at Rice for 15 years and is currently the director of the school's thesis program.
Professor Pope holds degrees from SCI-Arc and Princeton, and taught at Yale University and SCI-Arc before coming to Rice. His design work has received awards from Progressive Architecture as well as national and regional awards by the American Institute of Architects. He is the author of Ladders (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997) and numerous articles concerning the broad implications of post-war urban development. Professor Pope's current research is involved with the phenomenological impact of urban infrastructure. It specifically addresses the role that infrastructure plays in the construction of a contemporary subjectivity. The architectural vehicles of this research are the subdivision, the tower and the blind box.

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