Architecture Lecture Series

arch lecture series

The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from around the country to the School of Architecture & Design. 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.

The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architectural and experiential design leaders from around 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.  

Fall 2022 lectures will be offered in-person in the Forum at Marvin Hall and livestreamed. Lectures will begin at 11:30 a.m., except where noted. 

Livestream: / passcode: 072279

Sep. 9 | Kapila Silva: Cities as Cultural Landscapes 

Kapila Silva is an architecture professor at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. His research focuses on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of architecture, urbanism, and historic preservation. In geo-cultural scope, his work focuses specifically on non-Western traditions within the Asian context. In addition, he studies vernacular environments in the region, developing a theoretical framework to study those environments and deriving lessons for contemporary architectural situations, such as community design and post-disaster resettlement housing. 

Sep. 29 at 3:30 p.m.* | Diane Lee: Leveraging Stereotypes to your Advantage book talk 

Dianne Lee is a construction management professional, author, and advocate for empowering individuals regardless of gender, age, race or status. During this series event, she will discuss her book, Leveraging Stereotypes to your Advantage, in which she shares her personal story as an Asian immigrant in a highly male dominated industry. This book event is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture & Design and the following KU organizations: Center for East Asian Studies; Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity; the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; and School of Engineering. 

Oct. 21 | Jeffrey Huber of Brook + Scarpa 

Jeffrey Huber, FAIA, is a principal at Brooks + Scarpa where he manages the firm’s south Florida office. Brooks + Scarpa is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, materials research, graphic, furniture and interior design services that produces innovative, sustainable iconic buildings and urban environments. A distinguished architect and landscape architect, Huber’s work specializes in public realm projects that combine ecological, landscape, urban, and architectural design. Huber’s research, teaching, and professional work have garnered 75+ national design awards, including multiple Progressive Architecture Awards, AIA National Institute Honor Awards in Architecture, and Regional and Urban Design, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Architecture Awards, and the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  

Nov. 11 | Grant Gibson and Sean Lally: Drawing & Representation Techniques  

Grant Gibson is principal at CAMESgibson, Inc., a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and author. His work has been widely exhibited and recognized, especially in his home city of Chicago. In 2014, he was awarded a Emerging Vision Prize by the Chicago Architecture Club. Two projects by CAMESgibson have received Citations of Merit by AIA Chicago and another was nominated for a Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practices. Gibson is the author of A Performed Memoir, published and exhibited by the Graham Foundation in Jimenez Lai’s Treatise Series. He has taught undergraduate and graduate design and building technology courses since 2006. 

Sean Lally is principal at Sean Lally Architecture, an associate professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and author. Sean Lally Architecture is dedicated to engaging today’s greatest pressures—a changing climate and advances in health care and consumer devices that are redefining the human bodies that occupy our environments. Lally is the author of the The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come (Lars Müller). Lally is the recipient of the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York and the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize in landscape architecture from the American Academy in Rome.