Wright Design Series

Thursday, February 28

“Finding Wisconsin’s Iconic Architectural Brand”

Valentine J. Schute, Jr., AIA
River Architects, Inc.

Schute takes an investigative look into the myriad of influences that hone architecture styles into an iconic representation, to symbolize our state. How do our location, topography, climate, people, commerce, development and materials impact our architecture? Do we have a Wisconsin brand that differentiates us?

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Thursday, March 14

“Transforming Architecture in Chicago’s Communities of Color”

Juan Gabriel Moreno, AIA JGMA

Moreno is an award winning architect and President/Founder of JGMA in Chicago. He has been creating provocative architecture for more than 30 years, both locally in the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago and globally in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East. Juan also had the honor of being recognized by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as one of the “100 COLOMBIANOS” for 2013.

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Thursday, April 4

“Organic Architecture and the Sustaining Ecosystem”

Stuart Graff, President and CEO,
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered a modern American architecture inspired by and built for nature; he called it organic architecture. As we grapple with the current changes to our environment, Graff explores how we can use Wright’s organic architecture to build more sustainably and think differently to build a better tomorrow.

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Thursday, April 11

“Highly Processed”

Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP,
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Over the last 15 years, Milwaukee-based Johnsen Schmaling Architects has established itself as one of America’s leading voices in contemporary architecture. At a time when the quiet, the subtle, and the profound are increasingly viewed as archaic values incompatible with today’s short attention spans, the award-winning work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects stands out for its conceptual rigor, serene simplicity, and formal restraint.

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FREE ticket required for admission. Tickets are available subject to venue capacity and are issued on a first come first serve basis. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the event starting at 6:30pm.

 

The Wright Design Series was inspired by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright who, although known for his architectural designs, also created designs in furniture, clothing, textiles and tableware. The free lectures and discussions highlight a wide array of design topics including architecture.