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KNOXVILLE — The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has invited several nationally and internationally prominent architects, designers, historians and theorists to present their work as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series this semester.

alberto_campo_baezaFree and open to the public, all presentations and lectures are held at 5:30 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building.

The lecture series kicks off Monday, Sept. 14, with Alberto Campo Baeza, a world-renowned Spanish architect. His lecture, “Thinking with Your Hands,” is the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture.

Baeza’s work has been published widely and has been exhibited in numerous international venues. His internationally recognized portfolio of design work includes Fene Town Hall (1980), S. Fermin Public School in Madrid (1985), Drago Public School in Cadiz (1992), Center BIT in Mallorca (1998), the Cathedral’s Square and Offices in Almería (2001), and the Headquarters of the Caja de Granada (2001).

The rest of the lecture series lineup this semester includes:

Sept. 21 — “The Language of Design: Exploring the Social, Spatial and Informational Interfaces of Work” by James Ludwig, an architect and industrial designer. Ludwig currently is the North American design director and vice president of Global Design for Steelcase, Inc., a global office furniture design company.

Oct. 5 — “Environmental Alchemy: Randall Stout Architects, Inc.” by Randall Stout, president and principal-in-charge of Los Angeles-based Randall Stout Architects, Inc. and graduate of the UT Knoxville College of Architecture and Design. Stout is a LEED-accredited architect and has been active with the American Institute for Architects Committee on the Environment since 1997. Stout lectures widely on the topic of green design at professional summits, focusing on real strategies and solutions for sustainable design both in the U.S. and abroad.

Oct. 19 — “Landscape Urbanism in Perspective: The Drawings of Gordon Cullen” by Miriam Engler, a professor of landscape architecture at Iowa State University. Engler has worked on several design projects in the area of public and landscape art and has published extensively on public art and waste landscapes.

Oct. 26 — “That’s Brutal” by Mark Linder, a professor of architectural theory and design at Syracuse. Linder’s research focuses on transdisciplinary exchanges between art and architecture, which he lectures about throughout the U.S. and Europe. Linder also maintains a design practice, CLEAR, in Syracuse.

Nov. 2 — “Manual of Irreverence” by José Mario Gutierrez Marquez, partner in Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architekten, a Berlin-based architecture firm. The firm’s design portfolio includes a diverse collection of public as well as private projects, many of which have been awarded through design competition entries.

Additional information about each lecture will be available closer to the presentation dates.

Continuing architectural education credit can be earned at each of these lectures.

The lecture series also is viewable over the Internet both live and in archive form. See the College of Architecture and Design’s Web site,

C O N T A C T :

Brian Ambroziak, (865-974-5267,

Kristi Hintz, (865-974-3993,