Julie Beckman, the designer of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, will lecture on Monday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium at the UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be live webcast. Parking will be available to guests.
In addition to her excellence as a practitioner, Beckman joins that College of Architecture and Design as its new director of student services. In her role, she will provide leadership for essential student academic services that align with national best practices. She will be charged with developing partnerships with various industries to facilitate opportunities for students to gain practical experience, as well as teach lower division courses.
She is a founding partner of KBAS with husband Keith Kaseman. The firm’s awards include the Project of the Year from McGraw Hill Construction Magazine, a National Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Philament Award from the Illumination Engineering Society of North America in 2008. The firm also received a Design-Build Excellence Award from the Design-Build Institute of America in 2011 and a National Medal of Service from the American Institute of Architects in 2012.
Beckman comes to UT from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College and Master of Architecture from Columbia University.