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University of Texas at Austin

March 13, 2012

SYMPOSIUM: L A T I T U D E S 4, Thursday, March 29 + Friday, March 30

Mebane Gallery, Goldsmith Hall, The University of Texas at Austin "L A T I T U D E S 4" is a two-day symposium reflecting on architecture in the Americas, organized by the Center for American Architecture and Design, and co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The fourth such symposium, "L A T I T U D E S 4" will bring together a diverse group of innovative architects to explore the question of whether there is—already, still emerging, or never to be—an "American" modern architecture; i.e., an architecture that transcends the North/Central/South America division and that is in some way distinguishable from European, Asian, and other models. The invited speakers are known not only for their exceptionally refined work, but also for the critical and theoretical positions they take across a variety of programs with respect to their place and region. They include: Peter Cardew, Julie Snow, Victor Trahan, Alberto Mozo, Derek Dellekamp, Maria V. Besonias, Adrian Moreno, and José Cubilla. 

Anthony Alofsin, Roland Roessner Centennial Professor, has written one of the major essays in the book celebrating the centennial of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). His essay, "1920-1940, Challenges to Beaux-Arts Dominance," appears in Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America. 

Associate Professor Lois Weinthal contributed an essay, titled "Interior-scapes," in Feminist Practices, edited by Lori Brown, Associate Professor at Syracuse University, and released by Ashgate Publishing.

Dean Fritz Steiner contributed a guest article about water conservation and the SITES initiative in the February 19, 2012, edition of the Austin American-Statesman. On Friday, February 24, Dean Steiner was the keynote speaker at the annual research showcase at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning.


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