Philadelphia: Michael Bell participated in "Under Pressure" -- Penn Design conference on urban housing. Bell presented new housing + mobility research by Bell-Seong. October 2016.
Pebble Beach, CA.: Michael Bell will speak at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Policy Advisory Board Meeting, Fall 2016.
Palo Alto: Michael Bell is Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Center for Design Research (CDR), Fall, 2016.
San Diego: Michael Bell will lecture at Woodbury University, San Diego Campus, on February 19, 2016.
New York: Eunjeong Seong is visiting professor at Cornell University in the fall of 2015. Seong will lead a studio at the School of Architecture. The design studio will focus on new potentials for Public Housing and the future development of New York City Housing Authority property. Michael Bell will join Seong in providing lectures on the history and state of Public Housing.
Shanghai, China: Michael Bell will offer two lectures at Tongji University in November 2015. The lectures continue on research presented in the fall of 2014 at Tongji. Yung Ho Chang, Professor, Tongji, will moderate the lectures.
Woodbury University San Diego for Occidente Nuevo: Recycled Tijuana. Michael Bell joined Rene Peralta, Ted Smith, Larry Herzog and photographer Laura Migliorino in a panel discussion on Migliorino's new documentary photographs of Tijuana housing. November.
Palo Alto, California: Center for Design Research, Stanford University. Larry Leifer, Founder, Center for Design Research (CDR), Chris Ford, CDR, Michael Bell, Columbia University, Yung Ho Chang, Tongji University and MIT, Harrison Fraker, The University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Pilliod, Tesla Motors will host a daylong conference on future design for hybrid architecture and infrastructure. Faculty and students from Columbia, Stanford and Tongji Universities will discuss new modes of hybridizing architecture and infrastructure as well as new means of financing and engineering infrastructure. The workshop and conference is hosted by the Center for Design Research in collaboration with the CDR's “Design-X Resilience" program. The conference is organized by Bell, Ford and Chang. October, 2015. Bell, Fraker and Ford will join Chang at Tongji in November for a follow up conference held at Tongji. for a follow up conference held at Tongji.
Fremont, California: Tesla Motors: Michael Bell was invited to speak at Tesla Motors and delivered a lecture on innovation in architectural engineering and crossovers where automotive and building technologies could create new urban development. July, 2015.
London: Michael Bell has contributed an essay titled "Standardizing Heterogeneity: Public Housing and the Absent(ed) Architect" to Architectural Design: Mass Customized Cities. Edited by Tom Verebes, the volume appears in the fall 2015. Eunjeong Seong and Michael Bell also publish "Simultaneous City: Temple Terrace, Florida" in this volume of AD
Berkeley, California: Michael Bell is serving as Friedman Professor at the University of California, Berkeley during the spring semester of 2015. Bell will lead a design studio exploring Bay Area Housing and Urbanism with a focus on Silicon Valley.
Scottsdale, Arizona: A new residence by Michael Bell and Eunjeong Seong designed for a site in Lost Canyon. The four-acre property is set against the MacDowell Mountains and the edge of the Scottdale desert.
Shanghai, China: Westbund Galleries, Shanghai, China. One of twelve new galleries that comprise an extended museum and the first West Bund Biennale. The twelve new buildings are sited along the Huangpu River adjacent to the new DreamWorks animation campus. Bell and Seong were commissioned along with Wang Shu, Anton Abril, Yung Ho Chang, Atelier Bow Wow, Li Hu, and Mark Lee / JohnstonMarkLee.
Columbia University and the New York Chapter of the AIA
Yonsei University School of Architectural Engineering, Seoul, Korea
Michael Bell lecture at HKU
June 9, 2014
Michael Bell and Eunjeong Seong have been commissioned to build a new gallery building in Shanghia, China. The project will open in the winter of 2013/14 as one of twelve new buildings that comprise an extended museum and the first West Bund Biennale. The twelve new buildings are sited along the Huangpu River adjacent to the new DreamWorks animation campus. Bell and Seong were commissioned along with Wang Shu, Anton Abril, Yung Ho Chang, Atelier Bow Wow, Li Hu, and Mark Lee/JohnstonMarkLee .
The Museum of Modern Art
Revisiting Henri Labrouste in the Digital Age: A Symposium
March 28, 2013
Exhibition + Publication
Comments on Foreclosed
“A record of what was said about
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream at
The Buell Center and the Museum of Modern Art
In New York, from April 2011 to August 2012.”
Glasstec, Engneered Transparency
Keynote lecture by Michael Bell
October 25, 2012
The Joint Center for Housing Studies
Incentive, Innovation: Affordable Housing and Design
(Housing, Property and Housing Policy)
Eric Belsky, Michael Bell, Catherine Ingraham, Sanford Kwinter
Reimagining Temple Terrace’s Look and Financial Future in a Post-Housing Bubble Economy
Article by Robert Triqgaux.
March 13, 2012
The Museum of Modern Art
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
Michael Bell and Eunjeong Seong present a proposal for Tampa and Temple Terrace, Florida as one of five architectural practices commissioned by MoMA to propose new housing and transportation infrastructures for the American suburban landscape.
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan discussing proposal by Michael Bell and Eunjeong Seong with Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.
Michael Bell will lead a team with Eunjeong Seong for a study of American cities and suburbs as part the exhibition, Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. The initiative will examine new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the context of the recent foreclosure crisis in the United States. Organized by Barry Bergdoll, the MoMA Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture, with Reinhold Martin, Director of the Columbia University Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream will enlist five interdisciplinary teams of architects to envision a rethinking of housing and related infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in U.S. suburbs.