A Very Special Event:

Zaha Hadid Architects' Patrik Schumacher

And Market Urbanism's Adam Hengels

January 15th at 6:30PM, New York City

#STARTUPCITIES is happy to welcome Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, and Adam Hengels, Founder of Market Urbanism & Parafin, to the next installation of the Startup Cities event series. They will discuss their perspectives on “Market Urbanism”, the synthesis of classical liberal economics and ethics (market), with an appreciation of the urban way of life and its benefits to society (urbanism). The event format will be a fireside chat and networking session.

Visit the event page for more information.  (Use the promo code “markurb” for 50% off)

Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher is principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and is leading the firm since Zaha Hadid’s passing in March 2016. He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and was seminal in developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 400 strong global architecture and design brand. Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy, mathematics and architecture in Bonn, Stuttgart and London. He received his Diploma in architecture in 1990. 

He has been a partner since 2003 and a co-author on all projects. In 2010 Patrik Schumacher won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture together with Zaha Hadid, for MAXXI, the National Italian Museum for Art and Architecture of the 21st century in Rome. He is an academician of the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 1996 he founded the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London where he continues to teach. In 1999 he completed his PHD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University. Patrik Schumacher is lecturing worldwide and recently held the John Portman Chair in Architecture at Harvard’s GSD. 

Over the last 20 years he has contributed over 100 articles to architectural journals and anthologies. In 2008 he coined the phrase Parametricism and has since published a series of manifestos promoting Parametricism as the new epochal style for the 21st century. In 2010/2012 he published his two-volume theoretical opus magnum “The Autopoiesis of Architecture”. Patrik Schumacher is widely recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders within the fields of architecture, urbanism and design.

Adam Hengels

Adam Hengels is Founder of The Center for Market Urbanism and co-founder of Parafin. The ideas at marketurbanism.com have been instrumental in demonstrating the urgency of liberalizing land use policy to make cities more vibrant, inclusive, and affordable. In the face of an urban housing supply crisis, thinkers across the political spectrum have come to accept the Market Urbanist case for liberalization made over the past decade. Through The Center for Market Urbanism non-profit and his entrepreneurial endeavors, Adam’s mission is to improve the urban experience, and overcome obstacles that prevent aspiring city dwellers from enjoying the way-of-life they desire. 

Adam Hengels is the co-founder of Parafin, a proprietary Artificial Intelligence software. Parafin designs like an architect and thinks like a developer to generate optimized building designs in minutes. He was SVP and Director of Development of PAD and H.ME, real estate development start-ups focused on communities for young professionals. From Mega-Projects to Micro-Apartments, Adam has brought his development expertise to several high-profile projects including the $5B Barclays Center Arena and Atlantic Yards project (now branded Pacific Park) in Brooklyn, New York. 

Adam earned his Masters in Real Estate Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has a BS and MS in Structural Engineering.


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