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The Art and Science of Ornament

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Can architecture make us healthier, smarter, and happier? Join us as Matt McNicholas discusses how Ornament – that which beautifies our built environment and adds grace to our buildings – plays a far more important role in our everyday experience than previously understood or acknowledged.

Matt McNicholas, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal with McNicholas Architects | MGLM in Chicago. He regularly conceives and executes ornamental and decorative programs and designs for all building types, and has served extensively as a thematic, decorative, and ornamental consultant.

AIA Objectives:
-Understand the universality of ornament and how it affects cognitive health
-Recognize the importance of ornament in the built environment.
-Discern the levels of fractal detail integral to the design of good ornament, and those which play a positive role in cognitive health.
-Properly employ ornament for its maximum benefit on health and well-being