Bruce Lindsey, dean of architecture, to speak for Architecture Lecture Series Feb. 19

Architect Bruce Lindsey — who joined Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts last fall as dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design — will speak about his work at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, as part of the spring Architecture Lecture Series.

The talk, titled “Collective Practice,” is free and open to the public and takes place in Room 118 of Brown Hall, located near the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Hoyt Drive. For more information call (314) 935-9300 or visit

Bruce Lindsey
Bruce Lindsey

A native of Idaho, Lindsey received a bachelor’s degree in art in 1976 and a master’s degree in sculpture and photography in 1979, both from the University of Utah. He earned his Master’s degree in architecture from Yale University in 1986 and the following year joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1994-2001 he served as associate head of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture and as associate professor of art and architecture.

Lindsey served as head of Auburn’s School of Architecture from 2001-06, during which time he helped unite the school’s five degree programs – comprising 600 students and 40 faculty – through a series of interdisciplinary and joint-degree offerings. In addition, Lindsey chaired Auburn’s Master of Landscape Architecture program from 2001-03 and served as co-director of the architecture program’s Rural Studio since 2002.

Lindsey’s research has long focused on applying digital tools to design and construction practice. In 1992 his work in digital-aided manufacturing was cited by Engineering News Record as one of the year’s 10 most significant contributions to the construction industry. His book Digital Gehry: Material Resistance Digital Construction (2001), which explores the use of technology in the design process of architect Frank Gehry, has been translated into Italian and Chinese.

A practicing architect, Lindsey recently worked with Davis + Gannon Architects to design the Pittsburgh Glass Center, which earned a gold rating under the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design (LEED) guidelines. The project also received a Design Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was chosen as one of 2005’s top ten green buildings by the AIA’s Committee on the Environment.


WHO: Bruce Lindsey, dean of architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

WHAT: Lecture, “Collective Practice”

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19

WHERE: Room 118, Brown Hall, located near the intersection Forsyth Boulevard and Hoyt Drive.

COST: Free and open to the public

SPONSOR: Architecture Lecture Series, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University

INFORMATION: (314) 935-9300 or