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TX School of Architecture Announces Speaker Series

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has announced its signature annual event: its Fall 2017 Lectures and Exhibitions Series.

“Leaders in architecture, interior design, urban design, landscape architecture and other allied disciplines will present talks that capture career highlights and offer a range of models for practice, covering built projects, visionary concepts and game-changing theories,” according to the school.

Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

Jenny Wu, of Oyler Wu Collaborative, will give a public lecture for the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Fall 2017 Lectures and Exhibitions Series. Pictured is the firm's Taipei 101 tower, in Taipei Taiwan.

Key speakers include:

  • Cecil Balmond, principal of Balmond Studio in London, a practice widely recognized for redefining the interplay of art and science in the architecture discipline.
  • Toshiko Mori, principal of Toshiko Mori Architect in New York and professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also the founder of VisionArc, a think-tank promoting global dialogue for a sustainable future, and one of the founders of Paracoustica, a non-profit organization that promotes music in underserved communities.
  • David Lake, Austin School of Architecture alumnus and award-winning architect, contractor and developer, will return to his alma mater to discuss “Sustainability and Craft.” Founding partner of Lake|Flato Architects, his firm’s recent work includes the Austin Central Library and the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment in San Antonio.

Other lectures include:

  • Jenny Wu, of Oyler Wu Collaborative;
  • Barbara Bestor, of Bestor Architecture;
  • Wilfried Wang, UT Austin O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture; and
  • Daniel Bonilla, of Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá.

Exhibitions include work by Balmond and an immersive installation by Eileen Gray, curated by Wang.

All lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information and the full schedule, visit


Tagged categories: Architecture; Colleges and Universities; Color + Design; Education; North America

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