School of Architecture + Art 2015-16 Lecture Series Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend

School of Architecture + Art 2015-16 Lecture Series Kicks Off Homecoming Weekend

The students and faculty of the School of Architecture and Art are happy to announce the first of many events that constitute our 2015–16 Lecture Series. In Chaplin Gallery on Friday, October 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m., students will hear from three of their peers, each of whom took part in the Norwich Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows program, and Kimberly Tuttle, an alumnus of the Norwich University School of Architecture and Art. There will then be a reception in the Gallery.

Sarah Bedard, Keith Stipe, and Alex Menard were awarded the highly competitive Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship in the 2015 summer. Sarah focused on modern renovations of historical museums, culminating in over 100 diagrams of a comprehensive case study of the renovations. Her travels took her to Toronto, Canada.

Keith’s research took him to Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, where he studied earth structures from both the past and the present. His investigations provided perspectives upon a long tradition of co-existing with the land, allowing him to compare the historical examples with modern ones.

Alex traveled to Switzerland and Italy, where he analyzed site-responsive architecture such as Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals and St. Benedict’s Chapel, the result of which culminated in the articulation of eight design principles for site-responsive design.

Our final speaker, Kimberly Tuttle, represents the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) as the Director of Leadership and Career Services. She has studied with Main Media Workshops, is a licensed architect in Maine, and has worked with organizations such as National Council of Architectural Registration Boards as their Outreach Manager, Maple Street Design Studios as an Architect and Senior Project Manager, the Knickerbocker Group and John Morris Architects.

All events in the Architecture and Art Lecture Series are free and open to the public.