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KNOXVILLE – Award-winning architect Hansjörg Göritz of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design has been recognized at several lectures and exhibitions throughout Europe.

An invited solo exhibition currently features the work of Göritz and his firm, HansjörgGöritzArchitekturstudio, at the German Association of Architects BDA in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The exhibition, called Stones and Sketches, is on display now through April 17 at Wechselraum on the Zeppelin-Block in Stuttgart, Germany. Among other projects, the exhibition focuses on his firm’s design for the New State Capitol Forum and Parliament in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

A special reception was held on Monday, March 14, where Göritz made a public statement as part of a panel discussion called “Material — How Much Hold Do Humans Need?”

Göritz was the invited keynote lecturer at the Norsk Murdag 2011 on Wednesday, March 16, in Trondheim, Norway. Göritz spoke about his studio’s award-winning brick projects. The lecture was part of celebrating the Norwegian Brick Award 2011.

On Thursday, March 17, Göritz spoke about his ‘StoneWorks’ to 250 architecture students at the renowned Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart, Germany.

This summer, Göritz will attend the Architecture Summer 2011 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was invited by Wiesbaden Architektur Zentrum (WAZ), a renowned German architecture firm, to speak about public buildings. Several cities in Germany, most notably Frankfurt, will host the event.

WAZ had previously invited Göritz as a keynote speaker to talk about the famous American architect Louis I Kahn and the film My Architect as an inauguration to the 2005 Hessen Day of Architecture.

Göritz started his professional career in 1985 and founded his studio the following year. In 1994 he received the prestigious national DEUBAU Award for Young Architects, the BDA Award for Lower Saxony and the national Brick Award 1994. For his early works, he was awarded one of the most prestigious national architecture awards in Germany in 1996, the Promotional Award Baukunst to the Kunstpreis Berlin, by the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 2010, he won the International Brick Award 2010 from Pritzker Laureate Peter Zumthor.

For more information about Göritz and his work, visit http://www.hansjoerggoeritz.com.