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October 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

No cost
a building in shadows

Our 2021-2022 Lecture Series continues on Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. ET, with an in-person lecture featuring Brian Wurst and Danny Adams with LS3P.

Lecture: Practicing in (of) Place

The original notion of the New South–loosely defined as an attempt to prescribe an attractive future based on a growing industrialized economy versus the constraints of a primarily agrarian one–has been achieved. Today, the concept of a “Newer” South is a reality; the region is a dynamo of the national economy, and it outperforms most regions of the country. LS3P as it exists today is the result of successful mergers with several firms over the years (original LS3P, TBA2, Boney Architects, Neil Prince Architects, Hubbard and Dawson Architects) where each of the firms has its own long and storied history of community engagement and service. Our eight locations range geographically, from Raleigh to the north and Savannah to the south, Wilmington to the east and Greenville, SC to the west. We reside in small towns and in large cities and topographically from the Piedmont to the coast. This diversity is our strength and it fuels a design process best described as “one without ego.” As a result, there is no prescription of style. Read the full description about the lecture.


Get to Know Brian Wurst and Danny Adams:

Brian Wurst is a Firmwide Design Leader at LS3P, where he contributes decades of diverse architectural design experience. Wurst’s expertise lies in architectural design and design representation. Wurst graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Design in 1984. He earned his Master of Architecture in 1988 from University of Pennsylvania. Wurst has been honored with numerous design awards, and his design work and drawings have been featured in Architectural Record and Progressive Architecture magazines. As a leader of the firm’s Alchemy team dedicated to elevating the practice of design, Wurst contributes his design acumen on projects of all types and from every studio. Read Brian Wurst’s full resume.

Danny Adams, also a Firmwide Design Leader for LS3P, brings almost 25 years of broad, diverse professional experience in both the public and private sectors. His work engenders a design approach that celebrates the tension between artistry and analysis. Adams earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design at NC State University in 1994 and his Master of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis in 1996. Through his professional experience in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, NC, Adams has designed and developed a rich portfolio of commercial, residential, adaptive reuse, mixed-use, urban and civic master plans, and redevelopment studies. He is a sought-after mentor and design juror, and he remains actively engaged with both the AIA and local architecture schools. Read Danny Adam’s full resume.

The lecture is open to the public. It is funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Fund. Can’t attend in-person? Check out the lecture online.

Visitors are asked to follow all current guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health of our Volunteer family and the surrounding communities remains our top priority. Due to COVID-19, events in our college are subject to change.  Currently, masks are required to be worn in most indoor spaces on campus; please familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 protocols on campus. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page as well as the college’s Facebook page.

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October 18, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
No cost