The School of Architecture's Christina Ciardullo will present, "The Overview Effect: A Brief History of Time, Space and Architecture," at 6:30 p.m. in Kresge Theatre, CFA Building, on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Ciardullo holds the current Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. Ciardullo has a background in astronomy and philosophy and has held research positions at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture’s Space Architecture Lab and the Habitability Design Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In addition to terrestrial practice, including a resilient waterfront development and the Shanghai Planetarium with Ennead Architects, she has consulted in the lunar and martian endeavors of Foster+Partners and is founding member of SEArch, a consortium of architects designing for habitats for life in other atmospheres.

In just a few short months, Christina has created a positive buzz in the school with her energy and vision and keen anticipation for her inter-disciplinary spring studio proposal to create a closed habitat in a student-built inflatable on campus.