UT College of Architecture and Design Kicks Off Spring Lecture Series

January 17, 2012

KNOXVILLE — Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series.

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 UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. and films will be shown at 8 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 at http://utk.edu/go/qc.

Attending or viewing the lectures can contribute towards 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:

Lectures:

Jan. 28: Kai-Uwe Bergmann is 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 to completed projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He is a registered architect in the US, UK 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 U.S. Alkanoglu presently teaches at Georgia Tech.

March 11: Peter Waldman, professor of architecture at the University of Virginia. A celebrated educator, Waldman has taught, in addition to UVa, at Harvard, Princeton, Rice and the University of Cincinnati. He has won both the Distinguished Professor Award and the Creative Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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.

April 15: Francisco Mangado, the acclaimed Spanish architect of Estudio Francisco Mangado. His approach to architecture considers the context and meaning of space in relationship to service and dialogue.

Exhibitions:

Jan. 14 – Feb. 1: Bjarke Ingels Group: Yes is More, Gallery 103
Feb. 4 – Mar. 1: Spatial Pedagogy: a History of the College of Architecture and Design, Gallery 103
Mar 4. – Mar. 22: Volkan Alkanoglu Design, Gallery 103
Apr. 1 – Apr. 26: Cardinal Points | Odd Fellows Cemetery, Gallery 103

Films:

Jan. 23:  "Drive" (2011) by Nicolas Winding Refn
Feb. 13: "Harold and Maude" (1971) by Hal Ashby
Feb. 27: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) by Stanley Kubrick
Mar. 20: “Damn Yankees” (1958) by George Abbott and Stanley Donen
Apr. 3: "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) by Victor Fleming
Apr. 17:  “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present” (2012) by Matthews Akers and Jeff Dupre

Image: "8 House." Provided by BIG for Gallery 103 Exhibit.

C O N T A C T S:

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

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