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College of Architecture and Environmental Design Spring Lecture Series

Posted Feb, 4, 2010

In February and March, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University presents a series of lectures relating to diverse modes of contemporary design practice.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will take place on the Kent Campus of Kent State University with specific lecture locations, dates and times listed below.  For driving directions, visit http://maps.kent.edu/kent.html to view the Kent State campus map. Visitor parking for the Michael Schwartz Auditorium can be accessed off East Summit Street.  Visitor parking for Cartwright Auditorium can be accessed off Terrace Drive. 

For more information on the spring lecture series, please contact the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at 330-672-2917 or visit the College of Architecture and Environmental Design online at www.caed.kent.edu.  

FEBRUARY

Elena Manferdini – Design Is One
Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Auditorium, Kent State University

Elena Manferdini, principal and founder of Atelier Manferdini, will present a lecture entitled “Design is One.” Manferdini’s work is based on a multi-scale work methodology and embraces the philosophy that design can participate in a wide range of multidisciplinary developments that define our culture. Atelier Manferdini has been recognized internationally for its ability to create imaginative architecture, fashion and object design.

Mark Foster Gage – Computation, Aesthetics & the Contemporary Baroque
Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University
Mark Foster Gage, founding partner of Gage/Clemenceau Architects in New York City and assistant professor of architecture at Yale University, will present a lecture entitled “Computation, Aesthetics, & the Contemporary Baroque.” Gage’s work on the role of computation in architecture and design has been published internationally and exhibited at venues, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin.

MARCH

Hansy Barraza – Studio Luz
Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University
Hansy Better Barraza will present work from her forward thinking practice, Studio Luz Architects of Boston, that strives to link social responsibility, sustainable construction practices with built material expression. The firm has been a recipient of the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Award, the 2004 Young Architect's Award from the Architectural League of New York, and was recently nominated for the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Award.

Stephen Cassell – Architecture Research Office: Recent & Future Work
Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University
Stephen Cassell, founding partner of Architecture Research Office New York, will present a lecture entitled “Architecture Research Office: Recent & Future Work.” With a diverse and highly recognized dossier of projects including the renovation and expansion of Columbia University’s historic Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the reinvention of New York City’s Union Square Park North and the Donald Judd Home and Studio museum in SoHo, the office proposes that only through research does architecture become more than design.

Andrea Ponsi – Florence: A Map of Perceptions
Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Auditorium, Kent State University

Andrea Ponsi, an architect with an international practice in Florence, Italy, will discuss his book, “Florence: A Map of Perceptions.” Ponsi’s work extends from architecture to urban furnishings, interiors, and installations and focuses on the relationship between ecology and design. 

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Media Contacts:
Kathryn Strand, kstrand@kent.edu, 330-672-2789
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595