Sam Fox School launches fall Public Lecture Series

Architect Mario Gooden, a partner in Huff+Gooden Architects in Charleston, S.C., will launch the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ fall Public Lecture Series Monday, Sept. 8.

Gooden, also an adjunct associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture, established Huff+Gooden in 1997 with architect Ray Huff. The firm specializes in educational, collegiate, commercial, civic, religious, institutional and residential architecture as well as urban design and planning.

In the past five years, Huff+Gooden has produced building projects in excess of $50 million, ranging from small renovations and large-scale new construction to urban interventions and campus master planning.

Their work has been featured in many publications, including Architecture, Architectural Record, Metropolis, The New York Times and Architecture & Urbanism, and has won numerous design awards. In 2001, Gooden and Huff were recognized as “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York. That same year, their company was named one of six leading firms practicing exceptional architecture outside the “Centers of Fashion” by Architectural Record magazine.

The Public Lecture Series will continue Sept. 15 with MacArthur Fellow James Carpenter, principal of James Carpenter Design Associates in New York, who will present the Cannon Lecture for Excellence in Architecture & Engineering.

Trained as an architect and sculptor, Carpenter is known for his innovative use of light and glass, employing new technologies — as well as the material’s inherent transparency, reflectivity and compressive strength — to enrich the aesthetic experience of architectural space. His firm, launched in 1978, has collaborated with architects and engineers across the United States and abroad, including Norman Foster, Richard Meier, SOM and Hellmuth, Obata Kassabaum, on projects ranging from a blue glass bridge in Seattle’s City Hall to an undulating glass dome for New York’s Penn Station to the $80 million renovation and expansion of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

All talks in the Public Lecture Series are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Steinberg Hall Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

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The schedule
Sept. 18. Jana Hawley, professor and department head for apparel textiles and interior design, Kansas State University.

Sept. 20. Elizabeth Armstrong, assistant director for exhibitions and curator of contemporary art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Sept. 29. Chris Duncan, Island Press Visiting Artist, Washington University.

Oct. 6. Toshiko Mori, Principal, Toshiko Mori Architects, New York. AIA St. Louis Chapter Scholarship Fund Lecture.

Oct. 13. Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh.

Oct. 20. Richard J. Jackson, M.D., visiting professor, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Eugene J. Mackey, Jr. Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics & Human Values.

Oct. 22. Hillman Curtis, principal and chief creative officer, hillmancurtis inc., New York.

Oct. 27. Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University. Harris Armstrong Lecture.

Nov. 3. Dennis Crompton, the Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor of Architecture. Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor of Architecture Lecture.

Nov. 7. Saint Louis Art Museum, 7 p.m. Thomas Crow, the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Co-sponsored with the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Nov. 10. Saul Ostrow, associate professor of painting and chair of visual arts & technologies environment, Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nov. 24. Steven Holl, principal, Steven Holl Architects, New York. The Fumihiko Maki Lecture.

Dec. 1. Lindy Roy, principal, ROY Co., New York. The Coral Courts Lecture.