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George Petkoski

Architect, Sidock Group Architects in Detroit, MI

International Perspective

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2016
IN DETROIT @ VOL 29

"How do you create the unknown?"

In "International Perspective" from PechaKucha Night Detroit Vol. 29George Petkoski shares his visionary approach to architecture based on his international experience from across the world. 

George has more than 30 years of architectural practice in the creative process of designing buildings, master planning large and small communities, and urban design worldwide. He has had his own architectural firm in Detroit for 16 years, been the Director of Design of Architecture for Yamasaki Architects, Michigan and Summerstone international in Beijing, China.

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@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

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An International Service Life

BY PETER GARRETT
@ VOL 27 ON APR 27, 2018

I want to present a story about the excitement of exploring the international scene both from my own personal and professional perspective and from the point of view of Rotary’s international service. I will start with pictures from my youth in Nigeria, through my adventures in the Bahamas and Bermuda (where I met my Winslow wife), through to what was once known as "Our Peaceful Russian Connection” with the city of Kotlas (my first venture with the support of the Waterville Rotary Club), and then a variety of water and other projects in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Guatemala. There will also be a photo from the Rotary International Conference in Singapore where I met my match, a man who played the Chinese violin (I play the Stradivarius variety). I will end with a garden scene with me and my grandson.

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