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AGC Glass Lecture_James Carpenter

March 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

No cost
James Carpenter's design of Ewing building showing use of glass

On Mar. 29, 6:30 p.m. ET, click here for the lecture featuring James Carpenter sponsored by AGC Glass.


Our 2020-2021 lecture series continues on March 29, 2021, 6:30 p.m. ET, with a lecture featuring James Carpenter. The lecture is sponsored by AGC Glass and is free and open to the public.

Carpenter will lecture on “Light in the Public Realm.” This lecture will focus upon a 40-year trajectory of work that brings agency to the presence of light, allowing it to reveal the properties and presence of nature within our built environment.

James Carpenter has worked at the intersection of art, engineering and the built environment for 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision based on the use of natural light and glass as the foundational elements of the built environment. Carpenter founded the cross-disciplinary design firm James Carpenter Design Associates in 1979 to support the application of these aesthetic principles to large-scale building projects.

Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture in 2008 and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He holds a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Get to know James Carpenter.

The lecture will be livestreamed. On Mar. 29, check this page and our Facebook page for the link to be connected.

For disability-related accommodations for the College of Architecture and Design’s virtual events, please contact the college’s event coordinator, Jennifer Flatford, at or 865-974-6714, at least three weeks in advance of the event.

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March 29, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No cost


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