La Jolla architect series continues with Rob Wellington Quigley

Rob Wellington Quigley, whose projects include the proposed downtown San Diego Library, San Diego Children’s Museum and UCSD’s Students Services Center, will talk about how architecture can shape our lives in a presentation at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St.

Quigley said the focus of his Sept. 22 slideshow presentation will be the integration of architecture and community.

“The (downtown) library is a good example of that, in that the public building needs to be more than just pretty or functional, it needs to also function as an integrated social party of the community,” he said. “The main library is not just a place for getting books and retrieving archival information but must act as the ‘living room,’ not just for the city but for the whole region. My talk will focus on how spaces are shaped to facilitate that kind of community building.”

Quigley, the eighth of 10 speakers in La Jolla Historical Society’s Contemporary Architects Making History series, earned his architectural degree at University of Utah in 1969. He served in the Peace Corps and was stationed in Chile. While there he gained first-hand experience designing affordable housing, which led him to become an early proponent of sustainable design producing solar houses in the early ‘80s.

His most recent architectural efforts involve sustainable design for civic and academic projects.

The final two speakers in the series at Wisteria Cottage will be Laura DuCharme Conboy on Oct. 27 and James Alcorn Dec. 15.

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