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UT College of Architecture and Design Launches Fall Lecture Series

Aug 27, '12 11:03 AM EST

KNOXVILLE — Nationally and internationally recognized architects, designers, historians and theorists 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 through the college's lecture series website

The semester lineup includes:


Aug. 27: Brian Ambroziak, UT associate professor, and Andrew McLellan, an architect and writer from Charlotte, N.C., will speak about their collaborative practice, time[scape]lab, which explores architectural space and landscape through design, theory and writing. This will take place in conjunction with their exhibit "Confabulatores Nocturni."

Sept. 17: "Occupation" by Brad Cloepfil, an award-winning architect and educator from Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Ore., and New York City. Cloepfil is well-known for his design of museums, including the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Seattle Art Museum and most recently the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver.

Sept. 24: Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues Studio in Los Angeles. Ball-Nogues Studio combines digital and physical modeling in the creation of architecture, art and product design. The firm was named an "Emerging Voice" by the Architectural League of New York in 2011.

Oct. 8: Jane Amidon, a professor of landscape architecture and the director of the urban landscape program at Northeastern University in Boston, will discuss the emergence of entrepreneurial environments.

Oct. 22: "Architecture/Structure — The Art and Science of Building Design" by John Zils, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. An architect, engineer and former associate partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP in Chicago, Zils has worked on many of SOM's most iconic projects including the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The project was recently honored with the Twenty-Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Nov. 5: Gregor Kalas, a UT assistant professor of architecture. An architectural historian, Kalas' recent work examines medieval Benedictine monasteries.

Nov. 12: Janusz Kapusta, an acclaimed Polish artist who lives in New York City, will lecture on his work, which will be presented as an exhibition in the Ewing Gallery. The lecture and exhibition is jointly sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design, the School of Art, and the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation.


Aug. 20–Sept. 09: "Confabulatores Nocturni + Limited Vision," Ewing Gallery

Aug. 27–Sept. 21: Allied Works Architecture, Gallery 103

Sept. 17–Oct. 28: "Pencil Pushed: Exploring Process and Boundaries of Drawing," Ewing Gallery

Sept. 24–Oct. 19: The work of Ball-Nogues Studio, Gallery 103

Oct. 22–Nov. 2: "Architecture/Structure - the Work of SOM" by John Zils, Gallery 103

Nov. 1–Nov. 14: Janusz Kapusta, Ewing Gallery

Nov. 5–Nov. 16: "Finland Summer Program," the works and documented experiences of UT architecture and design students abroad, Gallery 103

Nov. 18–Dec. 12: The artworks of Joshua Bienko, Evan Meaney, Althea Murphy-Price and Karala Wozniak, Ewing Gallery

Nov. 19–Dec. 7: "Florence Mini-term." Images taken during the college's architectural photography summer course to Florence, Gallery 103


Sept. 5: "North by Northwest" (1959) by Alfred Hitchcock.

Sept. 26: "Easy Rider" (1969) by Dennis Hopper.

Oct. 17: "Paris, Texas" (1984) by Wim Wenders.

Oct. 26: "Pulp Fiction" (1994) by Quentin Tarantino.

Nov. 7: "No Country for Old Men" (2007) by Ethan and Joe Coen.

Nov. 28: "Man on Wire" (2008) by James Marsh.


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