Designing for Health and Healing: Architect Matt Finn at the Switzer Library in downtown Marietta is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, 7 pm. The event is part of the Conversations series presented by Cobb County public libraries’ in support of the Summer Reading 2017/Build a Better World theme.
Architect Matthew A. Finn AIA, NCARB, LEED AP will discuss his research as a professional engaged in addressing how design affects human health.
A graduate of Kennesaw State University and Lassiter High School, Matt Finn has been involved in several healthcare, workplace and education projects in his 10-year career. Mr. Finn’s is featured in a recent KSU Magazine article.
Mr. Finn’s work addresses design for facilitating psychotherapy for combat veterans and the influences of design on childhood obesity. He has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research and the Green Health Partnership.
Finn joined Perkins+Will in 2007 and contributed to such projects as 1315 Peachtree Street, Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy, and the University of Virginia Hospital Expansion. He left the firm in 2016 to work full-time in his consulting and design firm, Cognitive Design LLC.
The June 22nd program will be moderated by Dr. Tony Rizzuto, chair of the Kennesaw State University Department of Architecture.
Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Road, Marietta 30060. (770) 528-2320
The next Conversations program will feature Sam A. Williams on The CEO as Urban Statesman at East Cobb Library on Tuesday, June 27, 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
A nationally recognized expert on urban competitiveness, Mr. Williams will discuss how business executives can serve as civic leaders. He uses case studies in his book, The CEO as Urban Statesman (Mercer University Press), to support his message that business leaders can use their skills to provide solutions for public policy challenges.
Mr. Williams served as president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber for 17 years and has been involved in civic affairs in the Atlanta region for five decades.
Dr. Kenneth Harmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State University, will serve as moderator for the event. Dr. Harmon is a former dean of KSU’s Coles College of Business.
For more information, contact the East Cobb Library at (770) 509-2730.