PLANNING STAR MONDSCHEIN ENCHANTS RAPT AUDIENCE: Packed auditorium creates overcrowding concerns
“He’s a really big deal,” said architecture graduate student Seth Salcedo following a presentation that sent shock waves through the Vortex Competition. Although many expected a pivotal experience in their fledgling architecture careers, few expected what took place.
Andrew Mondshein’s presentation, titled “Getting Proximity Right: Linking People and Places Along Ivy Road,” began provocatively with a challenge to the audience “How do you balance among competing mobility objectives???” The lecture proceeded to span the history of human transportation, culminating in an exploration of advanced transportation technologies, and an exposition of the “Cognitive Mapping” technique that plumbed the laurentian depths of the human soul. Epiphanies echoed in the still auditorium.
Teams have already reported revisions to their designs in accordance with the gospel of Mondschein. Masters of Planning graduate student Tommy Scibilia of Team 15 has attributed his team’s new street section to revelations they recently received at the knee Mondschein. “He’s very approachable too,” the graduate student was quick to add.
by embedded correspondent Will Green, 3rd Year MArch