Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture, Kansas State University

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Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture : KSU

Kansas State University Talk, USA – given by Alan Dunlop

10 Mar 2009

Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture 2009

International Recognition for Scots Architects

Alan Dunlop, partner in Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects (gm+ad) has been invited to give this year’s Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture at Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Alan will deliver the lecture: Big Ideas from a Small Place, on April 6th 2009.

Alan Dunlop (left) Gordon Murray (right)
Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop
photo : joe, simple photography

He will present the recent work of gm+ad and will be the first architect from the United Kingdom to be asked to give Kansas State University’s most prestigious lecture on architecture.

“To be invited to deliver the Ekdahl Memorial Lecture is an honour, said Dunlop, as well as recognition of the work of the practice and more generally of the quality of architecture in Scotland. To be asked to join the list of internationally respected architects who have given the Ekdahl and present our work is a wonderful opportunity.”

Dunlop will follow a high profile line of internationally respected architects, including Professor Alfred Jacoby Director of DIA at the Bauhaus Dessau http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/index.php?Aktuelle-Informationen-1 Madrid-based architect Alberto Campo Baeza www.campobaeza.com and distinguished Argentinean architect , educator Miguel Angel Roca www.miguelangelroca.com

Founded nearly 40 years ago as a memorial to honour Topeka architect and KSU alumnus Oscar Ekdahl, the lectures bring together practitioners academics, theorists and artists on campus to interact with students, faculty and the public. A concern for issues affecting the quality of the physical environment and the leadership roles played by the speakers characterise the Ekdahl series, which is structured to challenge and to inform and to complement the educational programs of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

The Victor L Regnier Visiting Faculty Chair in Architecture

Kansas State University’s College of Architecture and Design is ranked amongst the highest in the United States. Whilst at the university, Alan Dunlop will discuss the Victor L. Regnier Visiting Faculty Chair in Architecture. He is currently Visiting Professor at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Gordon Murray is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Head of School at the University of Strathclyde.

The Victor L Regnier Visiting Faculty Chair in Architecture was established in 2003, through the generosity his children, Victor A. Regnier, Robert D. Regnier, and Catherine M. Regnier. Its purpose is to enrich the educational experience of Kansas State University’s architecture students by engaging them with the “finest architects from around the world.”

gm+ad is recognised for the innovative nature of its projects. In the twelve years that the partnership has been established it has won over thirty five national and international awards, including Europa Nostra; Royal Institute of British Architects Awards; the Scottish Design Awards: Grand Prix for Architecture; a Special Award from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland; a British Construction Industry: Best Practice Award; a Designshare Honor Award and two International Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum.

Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture by Alan Dunlop information from Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects


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Bloch building, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Stephen Holl
Nelson Atkins Museum Building
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park
Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Building
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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Sustainable Residence, 3716 Springfield, Rosedale, Kansas City
Studio 804
Sustainable Residence Kansas City
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Sustainable Residence Kansas City

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