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Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at UT as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series.

The lecture series, which begins January 28, is sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design. It is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The events are free and open to the public and provide opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.

All 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 McCarty Auditorium. The exhibitions will be featured in the Ewing Gallery and Gallery 103.

Webcasts of the lectures are also available on the College of Architecture and Design website.

Attending or viewing the lectures can contribute toward maintaining and gaining architecture licensure. Professionals in the design fields are eligible to receive continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects. Students may receive supplemental experience hours in the Intern Development Program of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

The semester lineup includes:


January 28: Kai-Uwe Bergmann, head of business development and a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a New York- and Copenhagen-based firm. He brings his expertise to work around the globe, including completed projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He is a registered architect in the United States, United Kingdom, and Denmark.

March 4: Volkan Alkanoglu of Volkan Alkanoglu Design, who uses narrative and storytelling in his award-winning design work as seen in projects located in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. Alkanoglu presently teaches at Georgia Tech.

April 8: Billie Tsien, who will be the college’s General Shale Lecturer. With numerous awards for both residential and commercial architecture, Tsien has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Parsons, among other institutions. Her practice, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, recently won the 2013 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.


January 14 – February 1: Bjarke Ingels Group: Yes is More, Gallery 103

February 4 – March 1: Spatial Pedagogy: a History of the College of Architecture and Design, Gallery 103

March 4 – 22: Volkan Alkanoglu Design, Gallery 103

April 1 – 26: Cardinal Points | Odd Fellows Cemetery, Gallery 103


January 23: Drive (2011) by Nicolas Winding Refn

February 13: Harold and Maude (1971) by Hal Ashby

February 27: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) by Stanley Kubrick

March 20: Damn Yankees (1958) by George Abbott and Stanley Donen

April 3: The Wizard of Oz (1939) by Victor Fleming

April 17: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012) by Matthews Akers and Jeff Dupre

C O N T A C T :

Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713,