Awakening to Space and Place with Architects Dave Lenox and John Barton


John Barton, M.Arch., is Director of Stanford’s Architectural Design Program and an architect in private practice. He is a former member of the Palo Alto City Council and also served two terms on the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education. John has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State Universities. His practice has spanned over thirty years and has received numerous design awards including a recent AIACC Honor Award in Urban Design for collaborative work on high-speed rail options in Palo Alto. He was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013.

David Lenox, M.Arch., is the Stanford University Architect and Executive Director of Campus Planning and Design. Since 2005 he has focused on establishing a framework for continued physical growth of the campus to support the mission and vision of the

University. He has led the development of a campus master plan that outlines strategies to restore the original Olmsted campus plan, and has provided direction for design on all new campus buildings including milestone projects such as the Bing Concert

Hall, Windhover, School of Medicine LKSC, SEQ, Knight Management Center, and the Neukom Building. He is currently the Vice President on the Board of the Association of University Architects and has served on design juries for AIA San Francisco, California Preservation Foundation, AIA National Interior Design Awards, and the Society for College and University Planning.

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Work Life Integration: Creating your personal success plan

Instructor: Phyllis Stewart Pires, Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy at Stanford, designs and manages programs that support the Stanford community in navigating the competing demands of work, study, personal and family lives. These include a large system of early education programs, life-cycle support services, and peer-mentor circles leveraging original worklife integration content. She has worked with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research on a variety of women’s leadership and diversity initiatives and was selected as a 2016-17 Beyond Bias Fellow. Phyllis founded the award-winning Family Services programs at Cisco and her career in the technology sector included a variety of HR, communications, and diversity roles, including serving as the Global Head of Diversity for SAP.

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Science meets art at Stanford: Ceramist Hideo Mabuchi

Getting into wood-firing solidified Mabuchi's devotion to ceramics. Intrigued by the transformation of featureless, bare clay into a conglomeration of colors and textures, he has made dozens of wood-fired pieces, built his own wood-fired kiln on campus and studied the physical and chemical process of wood-firing using electron microscopes at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities.

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Neuroscience of Contemplative Practices - Contemplation By Design Summit 2018, Stanford University

Instructor: Manish Saggar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is a computational neuroscientist and directs the Brain Dynamics Lab at Stanford. The overarching goal of his lab is to develop computational methods that would allow for extracting personalized insights about the brain’s dynamical organization in healthy and patient populations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked on developing one of the first biophysical network models for understanding how intensive meditation training changes brain dynamics. He is a meditator for more than 20 years and loves to talk about meditation and the brain.

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