Lectures Professionals Engaging with Students, Community

Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund

Our acclaimed lecture series started in 1974 and is funded by the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund. This extraordinary and generous fund allows us to bring high-level architects and designers to our college to lecture and often exhibit. To date, hundreds of experts have visited with students, faculty, alumni and others in the community. These lectures are usually held at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium.

 

Governor’s Chair Lectures

The Governor’s Chair Lecture Series features nationally recognized experts in urban design. The lecturers are leaders at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the three partners in our successful Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism. These lectures are usually held at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium.

 

Dialogues Series

The School of Architecture‘s Dialogues series brings engaging professionals to our college, who often spend one-on-one time with student groups. These lectures usually begin at 5:40 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium.

 

General Shale Lectures

Since the mid 1990s, General Shale has generously supported lectures, allowing us to bring Pritzker Prize-winners and stand-out design pioneers to the college in a community-wide annual lecture. These lectures are held in downtown Knoxville or on UT campus.

 

Other Lectures

We also welcome visiting critics, participants in our professional practice courses, graduation speakers and many others, who bring their knowledge and expertise to our college and community.

Spring 2019 Lectures

Fall 2018 Lectures

Spring 2018 Lectures

 

Fall 2017 Lectures

 

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Continuing Education Credits

We are committed to being a resource to the professional design communities. Attending or viewing the lectures may contribute toward maintaining and gaining architecture licensure. For many of our lectures, professionals in the design fields are eligible to receive continuing education credits from the AIA, ASLA, IIDA and ASID. Students may receive supplemental experience hours in the Intern Development Program (IDP) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).