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Spring 2022 Lecture: Loper

March 21, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost
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Join us for our 2021-2022 lecture series on Mar. 21, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Amanda Loper. This lecture will take place in Rm. 111 of the Art + Architecture Building. It is co-sponsored by AIA East Tennessee.

Amanda Loper, is principal of David Baker Architects DBA_BHM in Birmingham, Alabama. She will present “Livable Density: How to Make Housing for People,” which will explore DBA’s design approach while sharing projects across multiple scales. In various geographical locations, DBA works to revitalize neighborhoods, foster communities, and create equitable, thriving environments with projects that range from small-scale urban interventions to large-scale city blocks.

Get to know Amanda Loper

headshot of Amanda Loper

As principal, Loper focuses on the big-picture in architecture: the potential of sites to be transformed into unique, human-scaled, built environments. She established and leads DBA_BHM, the southeastern office in Birmingham, Alabama. Loper joined the firm in 2006 and was made principal in 2014. Her diverse experience includes affordable housing, market-rate housing, commercial buildings, and policy studies. She frequently writes and presents on aspects of urban design and she works to bring social awareness to issues of housing and density within the urban setting.

The lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public, and visitors are asked to follow all current guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage visitors and our college community to wear masks.

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. 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.

Building photo copyright: Bruce Damonte; used by permission

Headshot photo copyright: Anne Hamersky; used by permission


March 21, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost


Gale Fulton


Art + Architecture Building Rm. 111
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
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