Architecture Professor to Discuss Spain's Search for Architecture

Architecture Professor to Discuss Spain's Search for Architecture

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Anyone who has visited Barcelona and toured buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi knows that Catalonia’s architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century was marked by an attempt to fuse ideas then being developed internationally, with the region’s local history, tradition and identity. What is not so well known, is that this dual search for the modern and the local characterized developments in architecture and art across Spain well into the midcentury and the transition from dictatorship to democracy. 

In ‘Regional Modernities in 20th Century Spanish Architecture,’ Dr. Brett Tippey, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, will discuss Spain’s search for architecture that is both modern and local, with special emphasis on the years immediately following the Spanish Civil War.


Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For further information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or

POSTED: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:03pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:02am