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Nationally and internationally recognized architects, designers, historians, and theorists will present their work this semester at UT, as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which kicks off today.

The lecture series is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The series, which is free and open to the public, provides opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.

All lecture series activities will be held at the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. Lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. and films will be shown at 8:00 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium. The exhibitions will be featured in the Ewing Gallery and Gallery 103.

Webcasts of the lectures are also available through the college’s website.

The semester lineup includes:


August 27: UT Associate Professor Brian Ambroziak and Andrew McLellan, an architect and writer from Charlotte, North Carolina, will speak about their collaborative practice, time[scape]lab, which explores architectural space and landscape through design, theory, and writing. This will take place in conjunction with their exhibit Confabulatores Nocturni.

September 17: Occupation by Brad Cloepfil, an award-winning architect and educator from Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. Cloepfil is well-known for his design of museums, including the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, the Seattle Art Museum, and most recently the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado.

September 24: Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues Studio in Los Angeles. Ball-Nogues Studio combines digital and physical modeling in the creation of architecture, art, and product design. The firm was named an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York in 2011.

October 8: Jane Amidon, a professor of landscape architecture and the director of the urban landscape program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, will discuss the emergence of entrepreneurial environments.

October 22: Architecture/Structure—The Art and Science of Building Design by John Zils, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. An architect, engineer, and former associate partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP in Chicago, Illinois, Zils has worked on many of SOM’s most iconic projects including the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The project was recently honored with the Twenty-Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects.

November 5: Gregor Kalas, a UT assistant professor of architecture. An architectural historian, Kalas’ recent work examines medieval Benedictine monasteries.

November 12: Janusz Kapusta, an acclaimed Polish artist who lives in New York City, will lecture on his work, which will be presented as an exhibition in the Ewing Gallery. The lecture and exhibition is jointly sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design, the School of Art, and the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation.


August 20–September 09: Confabulatores Nocturni + Limited Vision, Ewing Gallery

August 27–September 21: Allied Works Architecture, Gallery 103

September 17–October 28: Pencil Pushed: Exploring Process and Boundaries of Drawing, Ewing Gallery

September 24–October 19: The work of Ball-Nogues Studio, Gallery 103

October 22–November 2: Architecture/Structure – the Work of SOM by John Zils, Gallery 103

November 1–November 14: Janusz Kapusta, Ewing Gallery

November 5–November 16: Finland Summer Program, the works and documented experiences of UT architecture and design students abroad, Gallery 103

November 18–December 12: The artworks of Joshua Bienko, Evan Meaney, Althea Murphy-Price and Karala Wozniak, Ewing Gallery

November 19–December 7: Florence Mini-term, Images taken during the college’s architectural photography summer course to Florence, Gallery 103


September 5: North by Northwest (1959) by Alfred Hitchcock.

September 26: Easy Rider (1969) by Dennis Hopper.

October 17: Paris, Texas (1984) by Wim Wenders.

October 26: Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino.

November 7: No Country for Old Men (2007) by Ethan and Joe Coen.

November 28: Man on Wire (2008) by James Marsh.

C O N T A C T:

Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713, kroeder@utk.edu)