School of Architecture & Design announces 2023 Fall Architecture Lecture Series

LAWRENCE — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2023 Architecture Lecture Series.   

The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architectural and experiential design leaders from across the country to the University of Kansas to illuminate new ideas and inspire purpose-driven design practice. Lecturers bring a wide range of expertise in areas such as sustainable building, digital environments, public interest design, historic preservation, health and wellness design and more.

Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in The Forum at Marvin Hall on the University of Kansas campus.

Sept. 15 | Stephen Cavanaugh

DLR Group: Mass Timber Work

Stephen Cavanaugh is a licensed architect who leads the timber research and design studio at DLR Group, a 1,200-person multi-disciplinary design firm. His Chicago studio has completed four mass timber office buildings and currently has over 1.5 million square feet of mass timber projects in progress. Cavanaugh has built his 35-year career designing complex, technically challenging projects including offices, hotels, mixed-use and transportation facilities. His large-scale project design experience was developed during a 10-year tenure at the international design firm, Jahn, and subsequently at Goettsch Partners, where he served as project designer for numerous award-winning tower projects. He is a principal and North Central Region design leader at DLR Group, and his projects have received numerous design and sustainability awards including three AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Awards.

Oct. 20 | John Guenther

The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline

John Guenther has produced a distinguished body of architecture that contributes significantly to the built environment, with projects ranging from the adaptive reuse of historic landmarks to new projects that fit comfortably into their physical, environmental, social and historic context. His work has received over 50 national, regional and local awards from the AIA and a diverse array of professional organizations, civic groups and publications. Author of multiple books, Guenther’s latest, “The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline,” takes a chronological look at the historical foundations of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Nov. 3 | Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam

The Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects Portfolio

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam are the principals in Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects. Together they have a self-referential architecture distinguished by situational differences. Each of their projects — diverse in type, size and location — embodies a personal search for an architecture of expansive specificity. In addition to their practice, both principals lecture and teach frequently. Scogin is past chairperson of the Department of Architecture and professor emeritus in practice of architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Recent projects include a Boathouse and Lodge at Gathering Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the George Kaiser Family Foundation; Jackson Park, Queens, New York, for Tishman Speyer; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; and the new U.S. Courthouse, Des Moines, Iowa.

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