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Architecture Lecture Series

The Architecture Lecture Series (ALS) was founded in 2007 as an important link between local and global architectural practices. The ALS invites leading architects to present a selected survey of their work, with particular focus on designing for art and cultural institutions.

2017–18 Season

Paul Lewis
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
5 PM

“Manual of Section”

In architectural planning, a section is a drawing of a vertical cut of a structure that shows a view not normally seen by the human eye. What can this perspective also reveal about community relationships? Paul Lewis, Director of Graduate Studies at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, will draw upon his recently published bestselling book, Manual of Section, to explain architectural section drawings and studies. He will present work from his office, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects, including the winning design for an art center in Telluride, Vassar College, Columbia University, Claremont Colleges, the Contemporary Austin, and the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center.

Tod Williams
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6 PM

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien began working together in 1977 and founded their architectural practice in 1986. Over the past three decades, Williams and Tsien have received more than two dozen American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards, primarily for their work on schools, museums and not-for-profits. Their studio focuses on “organizations and people that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty.” This lecture is hosted in partnership with AIA and kicks off the Architecture Lecture Series’ tenth anniversary.

Architecture Here & Now: Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5 PM

Celebrating the close of the tenth annual Architecture Lecture Series, this panel invites legendary voices who can trace the rich tradition of architecture in our community, asking: how has the design of our local environment evolved and where might we be headed? Moderated by 2018 American Institute of Architects National President, Carl Elefante, this panel includes Charles Cunniffe, John Cottle, Sarah Broughton, and Scott Lindenau.

PechaKucha Night: Emerging Voices in Architecture
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5 PM

PechaKucha was first held in Tokyo as a forum for architects and designers to share their work in a 20x20 format: twenty images, each for twenty seconds. As a close to Colorado Architecture Month, local architects are invited to apply to present their unexpected and emerging practices to our community. Information/Application:

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.