Academic Year 2017- 2018

  • Adulting Cities

    Adulting Cities: Panel Discussion, Reception and Design Expo

    May 31, 2018


    Mallcom Davis, Tim Keane and Katherine Dirga, moderated by Victoria Camblin

    More info

    • Margaret Fletcher

      Comprehensive Portfolio Workshop

      March 21, 2018

      Margaret Fletcher presents "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio". View flyer

      • Jan Nijman

        Keynote Speaker: Johannes Nijman

        March 17, 2018

        "Jan" Nijman (Georgia State University) is the second Keynote speaker in the "Year of India: Envisioning the Future and Understanding the Realities of India's Urban Ecologies" lecture series.

        • Jan Nijman is the founding director of the Urban Studies Institute and Distinguished University Professor, Geosciences, at Georgia State University.

          A native of the Netherlands, Nijman received his M.A. degree in geography from the University of Amsterdam, and his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining GSU, he spearheaded urban research and teaching programs at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Miami. He presently holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

          His primary research interests are in urban theory, urban and regional development, and global comparative urban studies, with regional expertise and extensive field work experience in North America, West Europe and South Asia.

          His work has been funded by various agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Association of American Geographers, National Geographic Society, Guggenheim Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Dutch National Science Foundation.

        • Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

          Keynote Speakers: Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

          March 16, 2018

          Anuradha Mathur (University of Pennsylvania) and Dilip da Cunha (Harvard University) are the first Keynote speakers in the "Year of India: Envisioning the Future and Understanding the Realities of India's Urban Ecologies" lecture series. View flyer

          • Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha work between Philadelphia and Bangalore.

            They are authors of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (2001), Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (2006) and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (2009), and co-editors of Design in the Terrain of Water (2014). Da Cunha’s new book The Invention of Rivers: Alexander’s Eye and Ganga’s Descent is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press in 2018.

            Mathur and da Cunha have received many awards and are regularly invited to present their work and ideas in academic and professional forums internationally. Most recently they were recipients of a 2017 Pew Fellowship Grant.

            Anuradha Mathur, an architect and landscape architect, is Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

            Dilip da Cunha, an architect and planner, teaches at Harvard University, Columbia University, and at Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore.

          • Robert Arnett

            Exhibition: Multicultural India, A Visual Journey

            March 14 - 18, 2018

            Exhibition Reception in the Architecture Gallery, featuring the photography of Robert Arnett

            • Robert Arnett, a native of Columbus, Georgia, has had an avid interest in India for over 35 years. He is the author and photographer of the internationally acclaimed book India Unveiled: Spirit,Tradition, People that has won 4 national book awards. He is also the author of a children’s book set in India, Finders Keepers?, that has won 5 national book awards.

              Arnett has lectured widely throughout North America, including The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Center, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities. He was a speaker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also given numerous presentations at schools, libraries, community organizations, temples, and churches. His corporate presentations include AT&T, US Department of Agriculture, Delta Airlines, British Petroleum, and General Electric Corporation.

              He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Voice of America, South African Broadcasting Corporation, and various television programs.

            • Dan Rockhill

              Lecture: Dan Rockhill

              February 26, 2018

              Dan Rockhill (University of Kansas) presents “Hand and Mind: The Work of Studio 804”. View flyer

              • Christopher Weller

                Lecture: Christopher Weller

                February 5, 2018

                Christopher Weller (Branch Technology) presents "Building Like Nature: 3D printing in Construction". View flyer

                • Exhibition

                  Exhibition: (Re)Generative Strategies + Architectural Interventions

                  January 17 - February 23, 2018

                  Opening: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5pm. View flyer

                  • Dr. Phillip James Tabb

                    Lecture: Dr. Phillip James Tabb

                    January 26, 2018

                    Dr. Phillip James Tabb (Texas A&M University) presents "The Greening of Architecture and Urban Design". View flyer

                    • Focus Studio

                      2017 Focus Studio Exhibition

                      Nov. 15, 2017 - Jan 12, 2018

                      This exhibition encompass the collection of work from Fall 2017 Focus Studios. More info

                      • ReDevelopment

                        Panel Discussion: Role of Design in Urban (Re)Development

                        October 30, 2017

                        Join panelists Tim Keane (Dept. of Planning, City of Atlanta), Jim Durrett (Buckhead CID), John Sketch (Perkins + Will) and Nathan Koskovic (Architecture and Design Center). View flyer

                        • Hakim

                          Lecture: Alumnus Hakim Hasan

                          October 16, 2017

                          Alumnus Hakim Hasan will present projects from his Masters of Advanced Studies in Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zurich. Join us at 1pm in the PIT to see two exciting projects from the Robotic Fabrication Lab on assembling masonry and casting non-standard aluminum joints using 3D printed molds.  

                          • Khan

                            Lecture: Prof. Hasan-Uddin Khan

                            October 9, 2017

                            Prof. Khan ( Roger Williams University) presents "At the Cutting Edge: A Retro-Prospective of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture". More info

                            • MatLab

                              Exhibition: Interactive Interface (MAT_Lab)

                              Sept. 22, 2017 - Mar. 30, 2018

                              "Interactive Interface" is a curated exhibition of student work from Spring 2017 2nd and 3rd year design studios headed by Dr. Arash Soleimani, Chris Welty and Michael Carroll.

                              • Pinkau

                                Lecture: Prof. Stephan Pinkau

                                August 30, 2017

                                Prof. Stephan Pinkau (Hochschule Anhalt University) presents "Introducing the 1st Master's Program at Gropius' Bauhaus in Dessau since WWII. More info


                                Past Events


                                  • Alberto

                                    Lecture: Alberto Pérez-Gómez

                                    March 27, 2017

                                    Alberto Pérez-Gómez (McGill University) presents "Attunement as Architectural Meaning". Read more


                                    • Urban ReDevelopment

                                      Lecture: Views on Equity and Urban (Re)Development

                                      March 20, 2017

                                      Panelists: Nathaniel Smith (Founder and Chief Equity Officer- Partnership for Southern Equity), William J. de St. Aubin (AIA, LEED, AP, CEO- Sizemore Group), Brandon Aultman (student), Jonne Smith (student) and Katrina Alano (student) have an open discussion. Read more

                                      • Jeremy Smith

                                        Jeremy Smith Scholarship Foundation Napkin Sketch Auction

                                        March 14, 2017

                                        The Jeremy Smith Scholarship Fund Napkin Sketch Gallery Auction is hosted by AIAS KSU. All proceeds benefit the Jeremy Smith Scholarship Fund and AIAS. Read more

                                        • March 1 Lecture

                                          Lecture:Tristan Al-Haddad and Jim Case

                                          March 1, 2017

                                          Tristan Al-Haddad and Jim Case (GA Tech) present "Integrating Inspiration and Ideation". Read more

                                          • Nicole Hilton

                                            Guest Lecturer: Nicole Hilton

                                            February 22, 2017

                                            The KSU Chapter of NOMAS (National Association of Minority Architecture Students) hosted guest lecturer, Nicole Hilton, an Architect Partner at ColeHil Architects. Read more

                                            • 3MT

                                              3-Minute Thesis Competition

                                              January 27, 2017

                                              Congratulations to the winners of the annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition, sponsored by Cooper, Carry & Associates! Read more


                                              • Focus Studio

                                                Exhibition: Focus Studio

                                                January 25, 2017

                                                The annual Fifth Year Focus Studio is an intrinsic part of the professional core of the Architecture Program and is designed to foster a strong relationship between the program, students and the profession as a whole. Read more

                                                • Sub-Saharan Synagogues Exhibit

                                                  Exhibition: Jay A. Waronker

                                                  January 9, 2017

                                                  Jay Waronker, KSU Dept. of Architecture faculty member, presented a collection of his watercolors "Sub Saharan African Synagogues: Architecture, Purpose and Sense of Place". Read more

                                                  • kennedy, ball, durrett

                                                    Lecture: Ginny Kennedy, Jennifer Ball, Jim Durrett

                                                    November 9, 2016

                                                    Ginny Kennedy (Midtown Alliance), Jennifer Ball (Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.) and Jim Durrett (Bulkhead CID) present "Urban Transformations in Atlanta". Read more

                                                    • kiang

                                                      Lecture: Kang Kiang

                                                      November 7, 2016

                                                      Kang Kiang (Mark Cavagnero Architects) presents "Forecasting the Future of Design in the Bay Area" Read more

                                                      • Living Synergies

                                                        Lecture: Mandy Palasik and Nghi Duong

                                                        September 9, 2016

                                                        Alumni Mandy Palasik and Nghi Duong present their current project, "Living Synergies" for "Art on the Beltline", that premiers as part of Atlanta's annual Lantern Parade. 


                                                        • summer design workshop

                                                          Summer Design Worshop 2017

                                                          July 11, 2016

                                                          The Summer Design Workshop is designed to offer students a transitional experience from high school or other degree programs to the Department of Architecture’s B.ARCH program. Read more

                                                          • Thesis Competition

                                                            Thesis Competition

                                                            May 6, 2016

                                                            • Christina Shivers

                                                              Exhibition: “Contrapuntal Narratives”

                                                              May 6, 2016

                                                              An exhibition of the work of KSU studio instructor and architectural designer at plexus r+d in Atlanta, Christina Shrivers. Read more

                                                              • Toshiko Mori

                                                                Lecture: Toshiko Mori

                                                                April 20, 2016

                                                                Harvard University's Toshiko Mori presents"'Language of Architecture". Read more

                                                                • Bea Goller

                                                                  Lecture: Bea Goller

                                                                  April 11, 2016

                                                                  From Congoritme Arqtes, Barcelona, Bea Goller presents, "Data Translation >>> SONOmorphism: Form to Sound / Sound to Form",  an Armando Montilla Navarro Memorial Lecture. More info


                                                                  • Golf Classic

                                                                    13th Annual Jim Fausett Golf Classic

                                                                    April 4, 2016

                                                                    This year's tournament takes place at one of our nation’s finest golf courses, TPC Sugarloaf! Funds raised will provide scholarships for deserving students in the Architecture program at KSU. More info

                                                                    • Digital Garden

                                                                      Lecture + Exhibition: Ruth Ron and Renate Weissenböck

                                                                      March 23, 2016

                                                                      Ruth Ron (Shankar College of Engineering and Design, Israel) and Renate Weissenböck (Architect, Vienna/Graz University of Technology, Austria) present "Digital Garden". More info

                                                                      • perkins and will

                                                                        Lecture: Jeff Williams

                                                                        March 18, 2016

                                                                        Jeff Williams presents "Urban Design Practice: Perkins + Will". More info

                                                                        • sizemore

                                                                          Lecture: Bill de StAubin

                                                                          March 16, 2016

                                                                          Bill de St Aubin presents "Urban Design Practice: Sizemore Group". More info

                                                                          • tsw

                                                                            Lecture: Tom Walsh

                                                                            March 14, 2016

                                                                            Tom Walsh presents "Urban Design Practice: TSW". More info

                                                                            • Branko

                                                                              Lecture: Branko Kolarevic

                                                                              March 7, 2016

                                                                              Branko Kolarevic (University of Calgary) presents "Exploring Architecture of Change". More info

                                                                              • 3M Thesis

                                                                                3-Minute Thesis Competition

                                                                                March 4, 2016

                                                                                Congratulations to the winners of the annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition, sponsored by Cooper Carry, Inc.; Randall-Paulson Architects; and the College of Architecture and Construction Management. More info

                                                                                • CPDI Africa

                                                                                  Exhibition & Panel Discussion:The Art of African Architecture

                                                                                  February 8, 2016

                                                                                  The Community of Planning & Design Initiative Africa proudly presents this exhibition, a celebration of the 25 winning designs from the CPDI Africa 2015 Modern African Architecture Design Competition. More info

                                                                                  • Tim Keane

                                                                                    Lecture: Tim Keane

                                                                                    February 3, 2016

                                                                                    Atlanta Planning Commissioner, Tim Keane, presents "The Kind of a City Atlanta Is".

                                                                                    • Focus Studio

                                                                                      Exhibition: Focus Studio

                                                                                      January 20, 2016

                                                                                      The annual Fifth Year Focus Studio is an intrinsic part of the professional core of the Architecture Program and is designed to foster a strong relationship between the program, students and the profession as a whole. More info