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Lecture Series

The Department of Architecture + Interior Design organizes lectures in bringing innovative voices in architectural practice and education to create a holistic dialog about critical work of architecture within our community. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Fall 2017 Lecture Series

All Fall 2017 lectures will be held at 4pm, Room 1, Alumni Hall


Robert Gioelli, "Rethinking Porkopolis"

Monday, September 11

Blue geodesic design

Maxfield Lecture by Philip Horton, Arizona State University
"Transformative Agency: Towards Greater Relevance and Impact"

Monday, September 25

building by Ken Crabiel

Ken Crabiel, CannonDesign
“Design Excellence: [and] the one constant”

Friday, September 29

Dome of Alumni HallBArch Class of 1967
Experiences of Design Professionals

Wednesday, October 4

Shelli DeckerShelli Decker, "How'd This Happen?!"

Monday, October 16

Shelli Decker, Senior Associate at CallisonRTKL in New York City, is a member of the interior design class of 2005. She explores how a design student becomes a business person despite every effort to avoid it. Her visit to the Department of Architecture + Interior Design is generously supported by a gift from Jinbae and Hyunshin Park.

Black poster with drawing of part of building in whiteBetsy Pettit, “Building America-High Performance Enclosure Design for Net Zero Homes”

Monday, October 30

A person from elbows down, standing with one foot on a stepladder, wearing Louis Vuitton clothing and footwear and holding a red Louis Vuitton bag labeled 'Supreme'Theresa Ross, "The art of luxury fashion: How to create desire and stay relevant in the luxury fashion & branding business"

Monday, November 6

Theresa Ross is a merchandiser and businesswoman who currently lives in New York and works at Louis Vuitton. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated from Miami University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. During her early stages of her career, she worked in retail design and branding at FRCH Design Worldwide, Landor Associates and Kramer Design Group. While working on retail design for fashion brands such as Kate Spade and Isaac Mizrahi, Theresa discovered her passion for the fashion industry and made it her goal to move to a position inside of a brand.