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 Lecture Series

A video of this lecture is now available at the link below.


Suzane Reatig, FAIA, has developed innovative urban infill projects as principal of her firm for more than 25 years. Her experience has led to a unique philosophy on what it means to practice architecture in the 21st century.


Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA, is an international architectural historian, lecturer, critic, curator and writer focusing on contemporary African-American, Afro-Latino, Afri-European and African architects. In this lecture, she takes a look at those architects and observes the diverse cultures, politics, economics, geographies and histories that inform their designs. Davis has spoken in over 35 cities worldwide. Her writings have been published globally and she has served on numerous local, national and international design juries.

As managing principal at Fivesquares Development, a real estate development company based in Washington D.C., Andy Altman leads the urban and transit-oriented portfolio of over one million square feet of development.


MAPP Diversity & Inclusion Fall Lecture


Alito Alessi (DanceAbility International) and Frances Bronet (Illinois Institute of Technology) will discuss how physical and architectural bodies impact each other in their “Don’t Leave Me” mixed-abilities dance/architecture performance piece. The installation is only stable if the dancers manage their movement and shift their weight; the project depends on the collective musculature of the bodies and resulting architectural interaction.


“Feel the Force” Lecture


A reception precedes the lecture, at 6:15pm.


Join us as Cynthia R. Field, Adjunct Professor, and Isabelle J. Gournay, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, present "The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson for a New Democracy."


David Waggonner is president of Waggonner and Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans.


The economic growth of the Washington, D.C., region has brought with it an explosion in new residential projects revitalizing many historic neighborhoods and bringing a new energy to urban living in the 21st century. Five award-winning local architects share their work in multi-family design and explain the challenges in providing housing for the new millennium.