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Architecture + Landscape + Urban Design

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. 

Each lecture is valid for one hour of CEU Credit through AIA Silicon Valley.  Please add your name to the list at the door we will submit the list to the AIA following each lecture to insure you receive credit.

Theme: Composition

Composition in architecture is of paramount importance as it serves as the foundation for creating visually harmonious and functional spaces. The arrangement of elements, such as form, color, texture, and scale, within a design significantly influences the overall aesthetic appeal and user experience. A well-composed architectural design not only pleases the eye but also enhances the functionality and efficiency of the built environment. Thoughtful composition guides the viewer's perception, leading them through spaces with a sense of balance, rhythm, and coherence. It plays a crucial role in conveying the intended message of a structure, whether it's a monumental landmark, a residential dwelling, or a public space. Ultimately, the careful consideration of composition ensures that architecture transcends mere construction, becoming a form of art that engages and enriches the human experience.

Upcoming Events

All lectures will be held IN PERSON on the Stanford University Campus.
Please visit the website for any last minute changes.

Owen & Sarina Kennerly; Kennerly Architecture and Planning
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 6:30pm(PST)
ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)
290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)


Greg Faulkner; Faulkner Architects 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm(PST)
ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)
290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305  (map)

Kate Orff; Scape Studio
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 6:30pm(PST)
ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241) 290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)

MVRDV
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 6:30pm(PST)
ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)
290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)

Jason Frantzen; Herzog & DeMeuron 
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 6:30pm(PST) 
ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)

Past Events                   

Architecture Lecture - April 12 Billie Tsien; Tod Williams Billie Tsien;
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 5:00pm(PST) 8:00pm(EST) 

Architecture Lecture - Michael Boland; Presidio Trust (Landscape)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 5:00pm(PST) 8:00pm(EST) 

Architecture Lecture - Meejin Yoon; Howeler + Yoon Architecture
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 5:00pm(PST) 8:00pm(EST)

Architecture Lecture - Ted Flato; LAKE-FLATO
Wednesday, May 4, 2023 - 5:00pm(PST) 8:00pm(EST) 

Architecture Lecture - Jeff Kovel; Skylab Architects
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 5:00pm(PST) 8:00pm(EST)
 

Contact Phone: 
650-736-7508