The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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UT Architecture and Design Kicks Off Fall Church Lecture Series

Aug 25, '14 10:54 AM EST

The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.

The lecture series, sponsored by the UT College of Architecture and Design, gives participants opportunities to gain insight on the latest ideas in the architecture and design disciplines through exhibitions, presentations and films. All events are free and open to the public. Activities will be in the UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. and films will be at 8 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium. Exhibitions will be in the Ewing Gallery and Gallery 103.

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The semester lineup:


Aug. 25: Beatriz Colomina is a professor of architecture and founding director of the program in media and modernity at Princeton University. She has authored several books, including "Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media."

Sept. 15: Saija Hollmen is a partner of Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects, a firm that focuses on environmental and aesthetic sustainability.

Sept. 22: Frances Halsband is a founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, a New York City design firm known for award-winning work in architecture, master planning, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse for educational, cultural, civic, government and private clients.

Sept. 29: Julie Snow leads Snow Kreilich Architects, a studio-based practice in Minneapolis. The studio focuses on innovative designs that expand the understanding of architectural performance. The design strategies highlight how architecture performs within each project's social, cultural and economic context.

Oct. 6: Signe Nielsen has been a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978. Her work has transformed the quality of spaces for those who live, work and play in urban areas. Her work focuses on creating new open spaces in underserved communities and improving access to recreational resources.

Oct. 13: Liz Ogbu is associate design director at Public Architecture, a national nonprofit that mobilizes designers to create positive social change. As part of the leadership team, she directs the organization's public-interest design initiatives and consultancy practice, which creatively addresses environmental and social justice issues.

Oct. 20: Helene Binet has photographed contemporary and historical architecture over a 25-year period. Her clients include noted architects Raoul Bunschoten, Caruso St John, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Studio Mumbai and Peter Zumthor.

Oct. 27: Lois Weinthal is chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research and practice investigate the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects, and results in works that take on an experimental nature.

Nov. 3: Church Lecturer: Lady Patty Hopkins co-founded Hopkins Architects in 1976. She became an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland in 1996 and the American Institute of Architects in 1997.


Aug. 4 to 22: Hansjoerg Goritz

Aug. 25 to Sept. 12: Lakeside: The Work of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

Sept. 15 to Oct. 3: Saija Hollmen

Oct. 6 to 24: Signe Neilsen

Oct. 27 to Nov.14: Patty Hopkins: Hopkins Architects—The Early Years

Nov. 17 to Dec 11: Works from the School of Art



Sept 3: "Rope" (1948) by Alfred Hitchcock

Sept. 24: "Nostalgia" (1983) by Andrei Tarkovsky

Oct. 22: "The Shining" (1980) by Stanley Kubrick

Nov. 5: "The Passenger" (2011) by Terrence Malick


C O N T A C T :

Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713, [email protected])