Events calendar

March 28

"Caring for Those in Need: A case Study of the People's Community Clinic, Austin, Texas" — a lecture featuring Richard Peavy, M.D., director of adult and internal medicine for People's Community Clinic in Austin, and Phillip Steffy, architectural project coordinator fir HDR Inc. in Dallas will take place 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 28 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford building A, as part of the spring Architecture for Health lecture series. The series is presented by the Center for Health Systems and Design. For more information, visit the story or contact Judy pruitt at jpruitt@tamu.edu.

April 2

Yasufumi Nakamori, assistant curator of photography at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, will appear at the Department of Architecture’s spring 2012 lecture series at 5:30 p.m. in Preston Geren Auditorium. Nakamori’s book “Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture,” revisits a book of photographs of an elegant imperial villa in Kyoto, a seventeenth-century structure that foreshadows Western modernist design. For more information, visit the story or contact Hala Gibson at hgibson@arch.tamu.edu.

April 4

Architecture for Health lecture — Paule Anne Lewis, executive director of the San Jose Clinic in Houston presents "Breaking Down Barriers and Building Access to Healthcare: Creating a Culturally Appropriate Environment," and Shane Boren, intern architect for James R. Childers Architects, Inc. presents "Native American Health Care: Where are We and How did We Get There?" 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 4 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford building A, as part of the spring Architecture for Health lecture series. The series is presented by the Center for Health Systems and Design. For more information, visit the story or contact Judy Pruitt at jpruitt@tamu.edu.

April 9

Jack Stenner speaks 5:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 9 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford building A, as part of the Artist in Residence (AiR) program. An assistant professor of Art + Technology at the University of Florida, Stenner is an artist who utilizes techniques from ubiquitous and physical computing, game technologies, and experimental software to create conceptual work often taking the form of installation, network practices and experimental video.For more information about the AiR program or the other visiting artists, visit the story or contact Carol LaFayette at lurleen@viz.tamu.edu.

Edward Kim, lead designer at Xefirotarch, will speak at the Department of Architecture's spring 2012 lecture series 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in the Preston Geren auditorium. For more information, visit the story or contact Hala Gibson at hgibson@arch.tamu.edu.

April 11

"What's in a Shell?" — a lecture presented by Judith T. Deo, executive director, TOMAGAW HealthCare Ministries takes place 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford building A, as part of the spring Architecture for Health lecture series. The series is presented by the Center for Health Systems and Design. For more information, visit the story or contact Judy Pruitt at jpruitt@tamu.edu.

April 13

2012 Rowlett Lecture features Lake|Flato The culture, tactics and philosophy of San Antonio-based Lake|Flato, one of Architectural Digest's top 2012 design firms, will be the focus of the half-day 2012 Rowlett Lecture, slated for 1 – 5 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M campus. The annual lecture is presented by the Texas A&M College of Architecture's CRS Center for Leadership and Management in the Design and Construction Industry. For lecture details and registration information, contact Susie Billings at sbillings@arch.tamu.edu.

April 16

Karin Jaschke, subject leader in undergraduate history and theory in in architecture and interior architecture at the University of Brighton, England, appears at Department of Architecture’s spring 2012 lecture series 5:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 16 in the Preston Geren Auditorium . Jaschke is writing her Ph.D thesis about the engagement of late-modern architects with traditional cultures and working on two conference papers: “Acting Up: Architectural Practice as Performance” and “The mise-en-scène of Elementary Living: Dutch Architects in the Sahara.” Both papers draw on her research and recent work on the notion of professional practice as performance formulated by interpretive archaeology, and aim to describe ways in which architecture may approach issues of sustainability and ecology that are both critical and creative. For more information, visit the story or contact Hala Gibson at hgibson@arch.tamu.edu.

April 18

"Opportunties in Designing to Serve All" — Sara Meeker Jensen, president, and Frances Ridlehoover, managing partner, both with Jensen + Partners in Los Angeles, Calif., will speak 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 18 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of Langford building A as part of the spring Architecture for Health lecture series. The series is presented in part by the Center for Health Systems and Design. For more information, visit the story or contact Judy Pruitt at jpruitt@tamu.edu.

posted April 30, 2012