Lectures and Events


  • Equinox Week

    EQUINOX Week + Symposium

    March 18 - 22, 2019

    The Annual EQUINOX Week And Symposium Are Dedicated To Socio-Economic-Ecological Impacts Of Sustainability.

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    • Richard Murphy

      Richard Murphy Presentation + Lecture on Carlo Scarpa

      March 15, 2019

      12pm | PIT: Casual presentation of work by Richard Murphy Architects

      4:30pm | D2 Auditorium: Lecture on Carlo Scarpa 

      • Collective City Making

        Lecture: Creative City Making

        March 13, 2019

        Panelists: John Long, Elizabeth Ward, Sister Deborah Williams, Joshua Humphries

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        • Jeremy Smith Napkin Sketch Auction

          Jeremy Smith Scholarship Fund Napkin Sketch Auction

          March 12, 2019

          The gallery auction will display donated original napkin sketches from famous and local architects, professionals and architecture students.

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          • Alumni Reception

            Alumni Reception

            March 6, 2019

            This year’s reception will include a public lecture by noted scholar Dr. Margaret Fletcher Ph.D., light refreshments provided by Alumni Relations and live music from the Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble.

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            • Margaret Fletcher

              Lecture: Margaret Fletcher

              March 6, 2019

              Margaret Fletcher presents "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio".

              • Susan Piedmont-Palladino

                Lecture: Susan Piedmont-Palladino

                January 18, 2019

                Piedmont-Palladino (Washington Alexandria Architecture Center) presents "How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory".

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                • 3 Minute Thesis

                  The Cooper Cary Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

                  January 18, 2019

                  Challenges students to share their thesis with just one slide in three minutes

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                  Past Events


                    • Creative Placemaking Symposium

                      Symposium:Creative Placemaking

                      November 8, 2018

                      The Role of Art and Design in Community Development

                      Info + Registration

                      • Kenneth Luker

                        Lecture: Kenneth Luker, AIA

                        November 7, 2018

                        Luker (AIA, Perkins + Will, Principal), presents "Remembrance Design"

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                        • Mythopoeia

                          Exhibition: Dr. Phillip James Tabb

                          October 22, 2018, Opening
                          Runs Oct. 15th - Nov. 16th

                          Dr. Phillip James Tabb (Texas A&M University): "Mythopoeia: Drawing, Myth and Remembering"

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                          • Architecture in Context

                            Lecture: Farouk Noormohamed

                            October 15, 2018

                            Noormohamed (FNDA Architecture Inc.) presents "Architecture in Context, Building as Exemplars of Pluralism"

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                            • Exhibition: Provocation: What is Architectural Research?

                              Exhibition: Provocation: What is Architectural Research?

                              Sept. 5 - 12, 2018

                              Workshop: Evolution of an Idea, Thesis Research Students

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                              • Arch Research Symposium

                                Symposium: "Is Doing Architecture, Doing Research?"

                                September 5, 2018

                                Four 15-minute presentations looking at architecture research, followed by a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A

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                                • Adulting Cities

                                  Adulting Cities: Panel Discussion, Reception and Design Expo

                                  May 31, 2018


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

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                                  • 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

                                                              • 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