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Internationally recognized architects and designers will visit UT this year to talk about the latest ideas in the field during the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series.

The series, which is free and open to the public, features lectures, films, and exhibits. Lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. and films at 8:00 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building. Exhibitions will be located in the building’s Gallery 103 and on First Fridays at the Downtown Studio Gallery.

Lectures will be broadcast live. An archive of past lectures is available online.

This semester’s lineup:


September 21—Kiel Moe will present “Our Model of Models.” Moe is a registered practicing architect and associate professor of architecture and energy in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

September 28—Jerry van Eyck, founding principal of the landscape architecture and urban design firm !melk, will present “Identity is not Imitation.” Van Eyck serves as adjunct professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

October 12—Wendell Burnette will present “Dialogues in Space.” Founder of Wendell Burnette Architects, he is a professor of practice at the Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.

October 20—Brian Lee will present “WORK—Innovation in Practice.” Lee is a design partner and architect at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP, one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world.

October 21—The Governor’s Chair Panel will discuss “AMIE 1.0.”

October 26—Sean Lally will present “The Air from Other Planets.” Founder of the design office Weathers, Lally wrote The Air from Other Planets, a book about the fundamental rethinking between architecture and energy.

November 9—Tatiana Bilbao will present “Aftermath.” Bilbao is the founder of the Tatiana Bilbao S.C. architecture studio and co-founder of MXDF, an urban research center in Mexico City.


Gallery 103

September 15October 3: Saija Hollmén

October 624: Signe Nielsen

October 27November 14: Patty Hopkins: Hopkins Architects–the Early Years

November 17December 11: Claire Stigliani: Seeing, Knowing, Drawing

 Downtown Studio Gallery

October 3: Fall Lecture Series

November 7: The Role of Urban Design in Watershed Stewardship

December 5: Brewery Projects


September 23: Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino

October 24: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) by Wes Anderson

November 4: Lost in Translation (2003) by Sofia Coppola

For more information about the lecture series, visit the College of Architecture and Design website.


Tyra Haag (865-974-5460,