Professor Thomas Barrie’s article “Symbols of a Sacred Landscape: Tongdo Zen Buddhist Monastery, Korea” was recently published in Faith & Form (No. 3, 2010).
Barrie also recently lectured at the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, The University of Idaho, as part of that school’s fall lecture series. The event included a book sale and signing of his recent publication The Sacred In-between, The Mediating Roles of Architecture (Routledge, 2010).
Barrie’s expertise in affordable housing was called upon as an invited speaker and session moderator at the Architecture for Change Summit, conducted at the University of Illinois, Chicago, September 2010. The summit featured national leaders in affordable housing research and design and included a 2-day, pre-conference leadership think tank. Barrie also recently published Wake County Affordable Housing Project: Types – Strategies – Models. This College of Design publication documents the outcomes and recommendations of a studio and research project funded by the Wake County Department of Human Services. The project included research on housing needs in Wake County, national and international best practices of affordable housing, and the design of a range of affordable housing models.