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Burnette to Discuss “Thinking and Making”

October 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost

A self-taught architect with an internationally recognized body of work, Wendell Burnette will discuss the process of “thinking and making” during a lecture Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m.  The lecture, hosted by the College of Architecture and Design, will take place in the McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.

During his lecture, Burnette will present his view that architecture is a constructed conversation between people, things and time.  He will discuss the “thinking and making” process behind a range of built and un-built work across almost 20 years of practice. This work is grounded in listening and distilling the essence of a project to create highly specific architecture that is at once functional and poetic.

Part of the college’s Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series, the lecture is open to all, free of charge and offers continuing education units.  It will be streamed live here.

This lecture coincides with an exhibit and monograph, both entitled Dialogues in Space: Process and Ideas in the Work of Wendell Burnette Architects.  Burnette is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, founder of Wendell Burnette Architects in Phoenix, Ariz., and the 2015 College of Architecture and Design BARBERMcMURRY Professor.

The BARBERMcMURRY Professorship was established to promote design excellence through teaching by a visiting professor, an internationally or nationally recognized practicing architect. It is the result of two gifts, a bequest from Charles I. Barber, a respected Knoxville architect, and a gift from his firm, BARBERMcMURRY architects.  In 2011, the firm’s leaders, Kelly Headden and Charles Griffin, UT architecture alumni, matched the Barber gift to produce the $1 million endowment.


October 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost