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Beyond Neutra & Schindler: Role of the large office (November 3, 1976) Part 1 of 202:02:24

Shelly Kappe introduces panelists Cesar Pelli, Frank Dimster, Lou Naidorf, David Martin, Charles Kanner, and Tony Lumsden. The topic is social responsibility, and the roles which both small and larger offices have.

Lou Naidorf discusses his work on Century City, and its successes and failures in terms of social responsibility. David Martin discusses the social responsibility of architects to educate themselves and their clients in a rapidly changing world. He gives the example of energy conservation. Chuck Kanner talks about his transition from a small practice to a large corporate office and the concern of image and reputation involved with corporate clients.

The remaining panelists also give brief answers to the questions surrounding social responsibility in architecture.

The panelists continue to discuss their views surrounding social responsibility. Cesar Pelli discusses society and the values and responsibilities associated with particular positions.

The audience asks the panelists questions. Topics include research and development being done within large offices today, site selection of the central library, and education.

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