Norwich University Alumnus and Student Scholars Launch School of Architecture + Art’s 2017–18 Lecture Series


Sept. 18, 2017

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art will host a diverse array of guests in its 2017–18 lecture series. Planned around the theme of “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism,” the six events will feature artists, architects, planners, alumni, students, authors, and scholars for individual lectures, gallery exhibitions, classroom and studio visits, and a spring symposium.

All lectures, exhibitions, and the symposium will take place in the Chaplin Hall Gallery, free and open to the public.

The first event of the year continues a tradition of highlighting students and alumni: recent undergraduate Summer Research Fellows will present the results of their work, and an alumnus will discuss his professional work in light of his Norwich education. This year’s kick-off once again will occur during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, September 22, at 1:45 p.m.

Architecture students Armando Barragan (junior), GianCarlo Greco (senior), Kevin Kazura (junior), Nicholas Hartshorn (junior), and Park Laflin (sophomore) will present their research topics and report on the results of their summer work. Their topics ranged from Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s architecture of resistance; comparative analyses of cities as sites of sustainability; Josef Albers’ color theory and its value today; spiritual implications of light; and medical design/build work in the Philippines. Mo Gagnon, who graduated from Norwich in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Architecture, is principal of Gagnon Architects in New York City. He will address his experience with firms and projects of varying size and present selections of work from his current practice.

An informal reception will follow the presentations, and all are welcome.

The Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

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