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2009-2010

Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor Lecture: Marlon Blackwell, "An Architecture of UnHoly Unions"

11/10/09
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that celebrate vernaculars and that draw upon them, and that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. The significance of his contributions to design is evidenced by the publication of a monograph of his work entitled An Architecture of theOzarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005. Marlon was selected by The International Design Magazine, in 2006, as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” in 1998 by the Architectural League of New York. Most recently, he was the Ivan Smith Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida, the Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor at Auburn University, and the Cameron Visiting Professor at Middlebury College. In 1994, he co-founded the University of Arkansas Mexico Summer Urban Studio, and has coordinated and taught in the program at theCasa Luis Barragan in Mexico City since 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a M.Arch. II degree from Syracuse University in Florence.


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