Harrison Lecture Series – Fall 2021

Lectures will be held in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall unless otherwise notes. Times listed are in Central Time.

Oct. 1, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. 

black and white headshot of Anna Dietzsch Anna Dietzsch

ArC – Arquitetura da Convivência

Anna Dietzsch is an architect and urban designer with degrees from the University of Sao Paulo and Harvard. She is currently partner in charge of ArC (Arquitetura da Convivencia) and integrates the Hudson Valley Collaborative platform. She is a visiting associate professor at Cornell University and has taught at Columbia University and at City College, NY. She coordinates the Traditional Architectures group within the City and Biosphere Platform at Escola da Cidade, in Sao Paulo.

Working in between theory and practice, Anna has been responsible for projects like the Victor Civita Plaza and the Green Stream Linear Park in Sao Paulo. Her research about the urbanization of the Brazilian Amazon, entitled Forest City, searches for hybrid forms of sustainable development that value traditional and indigenous knowledge.

This event will be held virtually. You must register to get access, but the event is free. A recording of the event will be shared here after.


Oct. 21 – 23, 2021

black and white image - people stand on steps of building at nightProfessional Horizons

Design Leadership Foundation

The Professional Horizons Workshop is an event featuring industry professionals of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture speaking over three days. To find out more about the Design Leadership Foundation, visit designleadershipnetwork.org.

The featured speakers include Thomas Kligerman (Ike, Kligerman, Barkley Architects), David Stocker (SHM Architects), Ron Woodson and Jamie Rummerfield (Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design), Caren Rideau (The Kitchen Design Group), Liz Cann (Liz Caan & Co.), Rebecca Birdwell (Design Leadership Foundation) and more.

Nov. 5, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. 

black and white headshot of Stephane MalkaStephane Malka

Studio Malka Architecture

Born in Marseilles, Stephane Malka was inspired by urban spaces from a young age. Graffiti, a technique he adopted for over 10 years, lead him to discover the city and its untapped potential. In the late 80s, vacant lots were his playgrounds. He painted large-scale frescos in the contemporary ruins of Belleville and in the infamous artist squats of the “Ateliers Frigorifiques,” using various street skills and processes including graffiti, accumulation, collage, and stencils the skin of walls.

Returning to his hometown, he continued to invade the city with his art in numerous places, including art galleries. From this period, he kept a civil insurrection’s spirit, and a significant interest in neglected spaces, and a sense of urgency. Stephane graduated with his architectural degree in 2003 and founded his firm on the spot. Then, he started to collaborate with prestigious international firms such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Philippe Starck or Rem Koolhaas, among others.

Nov. 12, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. 

Matthew Wallace & John Anderson

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Lake|Flato & Unabridged Architecture

Matt Wallace is co-leader of Lake|Flato’s Eco-Conservation studio, which fulfills his passion for championing projects that encourage environmental stewardship. He believes great architecture is a result of collaboration between talented individuals and embraces his role as part of the firm’s hiring team, mentoring new employees and regularly presenting to aspiring architecture students.

black and white headshot of John Anderson

John Anderson is a partner at Unabridged Architecture and a resource for sustainability and green design issues under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. John was the first LEED-accredited professional in the state of Louisiana in 2002. John leads the studio in design to meet the particulars of the climate, which results in a regional modernist architecture.

View the Fall 2021 poster.

The Harrison Lecture Series is sponsored by an endowment created by Freda Wallace Harrison and Robert V.M. Harrison, FAIA, FCSI.