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Lecture: Paul Mankins

September 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

No cost

Paul Mankins, substancearchitecture, will lecture at the College of Architecture and Design on Monday, Sept. 26, as the kick off to the Robert B. Church Lecture Series and jointly sponsored by AIA East Tennessee.  The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Art + Architecture Building’s McCarty Auditorium, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.

Mankins will present “Work of substance: r2c2s2p.”  The lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live.

Mankins is regarded by the design community as one of the leading design practitioners in the Midwest and has earned more than 100 design awards during the last three decades. Additionally, he received the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Award in 2003, and in 2004, he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows. In 2011, Mankins was named a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA for his efforts leading the institute.

Mankins has served as chair of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and as a member of the board of regents for the American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C.  He holds degrees from Iowa State University and Yale University and is the recipient of a research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts.

In addition to the lecture, an exhibit featuring Mankins’s work is on display through Oct. 1 in Gallery 103 in the Art + Architecture Building.

For 42 years, the College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Lecture Series to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community. In 2016-2017, more than a dozen professionals from around the world will lecture at the college. For the full list, visit


September 26, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
No cost