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2019-2020 Lecture Series

August 21, 2019 - April 24, 2020

No Cost
Lecture Series Photo

The College of Architecture and Design will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2019-2020 school year:

Sept. 9: Ricardo de Ostos, University College London Bartlett School of Architecture, Naja & deOstos

Sept. 23: Margaret Griffin, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arch), Griffin  Enright Architects

Oct 7: Germane Barnes, University of Miami

Oct. 14: Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu

Oct. 21: Pierre Belanger, Open Systems

Nov. 11: Jennifer Akerman, University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design

Feb. 10: Esther Choi, independent artist, writer and theorist

Feb. 24: James Merle Thomas, Temple University (McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture)

Mar. 9: Richard Barnes, photographer

CANCELLED _ Mar. 23: Elizabeth Ranieri and Byron Kuth, Kuth Ranieri Architects

Mar. 30: Katie MacDonald + Kyle Schumann, Tennessee Architecture Fellows

Apr. 17: Cheryl Durst, CEO, International Interior Design Association

April: General Shale Lecture

Additional lectures:

Jan. 23: Allie Mounce, designer, illustrator (Knoxville Entrepreneur Center)

Feb. 5: Mitchell Squire, 2020 BarberMcMurry Endowed Professor

Feb. 26: Jordan Goldstein, Gensler

Lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Art and Architecture Building, located at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, in McCarty Auditorium Room 109, unless otherwise noted. All lectures are free and open to the public, and parking is available in Circle Park.

For 45 years, the College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures and more recently the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community. For details, visit


August 21, 2019
April 24, 2020
No Cost


Mark Stanley


McCarty Auditorium/Art + Architecture Building
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 109
Knoxville, TN
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