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The College of Architecture and Design will host internationally renowned architects and designers as guest lecturers during the 2016 spring semester.

The first lecture is Monday, January 25. All lectures are free and open to the public and provide opportunities to gain insight into design disciplines and how designers impact society through innovation, curiosity, and creativity.

Lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building.

This semester’s lineup includes:

  • January 25—Deborah Schneiderman, professor of interior design at Pratt Institute: “The Prefabricated Interior”
  • February 15—Katarina Burin, lecturer on visual and environmental studies at Harvard University
  • February 29—David Benjamin, principal of the Living and assistant professor of planning and preservation in the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University: “Adaptation”
  • March 28—Governor’s Chair Lecture featuring Kristopher Takacs, architect and associate director of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s Washington, DC, office
  • April 11—Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, award-winning architect and co-founder of estudio.entresitio: “fuzzy bounded”
  • April 18—Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design: “A General Theory”
  • April 30—General Shale Lecture featuring Thom Mayne, design director of Morphosis (Note: This lecture will be held at Bijou Theatre.)

Lectures are streamed live, and an archive of current and past lectures is available online.


Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401,