The University of Louisville Department of Fine Arts will be hosting Professor Dana Buntrock this Spring, who will be presenting two public lectures on contemporary architecture in Japan and the United States. Ms. Buntrock, associate professor of architecture at University of California-Berkeley, is the Frederic Lindley Morgan visiting professor of architectural design.
The Morgan Chair of Architectural Design was endowed by Frederic Lindley Morgan (1889-1970), a Louisville architect who designed many well-known buildings, including the The Pendennis Club, the Schuster Block, and Lee Terminal at Standiford Field. Morgan also designed many churches, including Highland Methodist and St Francis-in-the-Fields. In addition, he led a group that was responsible for developing the current campus for the University of Louisville.
Ms. Buntrock has published two books: Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and Today and Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process: Opportunities in a Flexible Construction Culture. Buntrock has taught in Japan and Australia as well as the United States.
Buntrock’s public talks will be:
- Jan. 28—Tradition and Today: Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture.
- April 15—Four Small Structures Bursting With Big Ideas: SUMIKA.
- Both lectures will take place at 6 p.m. at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street.
- They are free and open to the public.
More information can be found on the U of L Department of Fine Arts website.