We hope that you will take the opportunity to join your colleagues from across the state, for a day of architectural inspiration and interaction as our compelling group of speakers shares their respective design processes and experiences. We have a great lineup of guest architects you won’t want to miss.
Working outside the architectural mainstream, Marlon Blackwell’s architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and typologies, and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Marlon serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. In recent years, Marlon Blackwell Architects has been the recipient of three National AIA Honor Awards. The significance of Marlon’s contributions to design is evidenced by being named a United States Artists Ford Fellow 2014 and selected for the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
archdaily: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Tom Kundig is a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, recipient of the 2009 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the AIA bestows on a collaborative architectural practice. Individually, Tom is known for his poetic, elemental and intuitive designs that reveal his reverence for materials, art, craft and the experience of built space and our relationship to landscape. Guided by Tom’s design and leadership Olson Kundig Architects has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for design excellence including 10 National AIA Awards, a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
archdaily: Olson Kundig Architects
IwamotoScott Architecture is committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied research. In addition to receiving 13 AIA Design Awards, IwamotoScott was recognized by Architectural Record as one of 10 international firms among the 2012 Design Vanguard, and Obscura Digital Headquarters was recognized by Architizer as the World’s Coolest Office. Prior to that, they were recognized by The Architectural League of New York with their selection in 2007 as one of eight firms nationwide for its “Emerging Voices” Award. Lisa is Professor at University of California Berkeley and Craig is a Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.