Spring 2023 KU Architecture Lecture Series lineup

LAWRENCE — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Spring 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. 

Spring 2023 lectures will be offered in-person in the Forum at Marvin Hall and livestreamed. See events site for streaming information.  


Feb. 3 at 5:00 p.m. 

Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Grabow 

Stephen Grabow is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas. As chair of the University Committee on Art in Public Spaces, he assisted in the design of the KU Vietnam Memorial with Doran Abel, an architecture student. He is the author of several books and numerous journal articles on architectural and urban design and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Fulbright Commission. At KU he taught the principles of modern architecture, history of urban design, and architectural design studios for forty-four years and was a recipient of the Bradley Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

Health + Wellness Design Symposium 

The University of Kansas Institute of Health + Wellness Design presents the 6th annual Health + Wellness Design Symposium: Health, Equity & Architecture. The event will feature discussions on how architecture can bridge the gap between social equity and human well-being. Panelists will include Diamond Bronson of Hoefer Welker, Curtis Moody of Moody Nolan, and Bonny Slater of Gensler


March 24 at 5:00 p.m.  

Jonathan Heppner: Timber Futures 

Jonathan Heppner is a Principal at LEVER Architecture, a Portland, Oregon based architecture firm specializing in mass timber design. He has over 20 years of design and management experience working with significant civic and creative organizations. As a native Oregonian, his interest in timber detailing and construction led to his management role on Framework, the first 12-story mass timber high-rise project in the US to receive permitted approval.