Lecture Series Archive - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Lecture Series Archive

GIBBS COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES

Each semester, Gibbs College hosts lectures from practitioners and scholars working at the cutting edges of our allied disciplines. Through inspiring lectures from the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Samuel Mockbee, Rick Lowe, Beatriz Colomina, Steven Lewis, Odile Decq, Toni Griffin, and dozens of others, Gibbs College has built its rich legacy of bringing students into conversation with leading voices from the U.S. and beyond.
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Featured Lectures

2022  |  2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018

Historic Lectures

Featured Conferences

Placemaking Conference (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013)

Schools of Thought Conference (2020)

Featured Lectures

SPRING 2022

Resilient Futures Symposium

04/13/22—04/14/22

Interdisciplinary symposium speakers discussed the latest research and approaches to answering critical questions about climate change, migration, and habitation.

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Lecture: Designing with Tribes

01/26/22

Cheryl Lockstone and Barrett Williamson discussed the inclusion of the Native American Community in a culturally-based design process.

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FALL 2021

Lecture: Accessibility and Opportunity for All

11/15/21

Dr. Joel Mendez discussed transit service areas, impacts on employment, and implications for economic and social justice.

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Lecture: Rice Affordable Housing Lab

11/02/21

Jesús Vassallo lectured about the Affordable Housing Laboratory at Rice University.

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Lecture: Sewers and Social Justice

10/25/21

Dr. Miriam Solis presented the talk “Sewers & Social Justice: Racial Equity & Climate Change Implications of Wastewater Planning in the United States.”

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SPRING 2021

Lecture: Italianità: The Modern Movement on the Search of National Identity

4/30/21

Beatrice Bruscoli lectured on Italian architecture with its importance to the Italian national identity.

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Lecture: Rome: Recycled & Reiterated

04/21/21

Scott Schlimgen lectured on how Rome has recycled its material past through its architecture.

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Lecture: What is Decolonial Architectural History?

04/19/21

Dr. Osayimwese presented a discussion on postcolonialism, decolonialism, and decolonial architectural history.

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Lecture: Design and the Green New Deal

04/13/21

Billy Fleming discussed design and the Green New Deal.

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Lecture Series: Latin American Architecture & Urban Development Systems

02/11/21—04/13/21

Eight speakers from diverse Latin American regions reviewed the urban and architectural culture of their native country.

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Lecture: Architecture in the Age of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

04/07/21

Steven Lewis discussed black architects’ journey towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Architecture.

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Lecture: Environmental Justice Opportunities & Brownfield Redevelopment

03/31/21

Madison Swayne described the history, distribution and best practices for redevelopment of Brownfield sites in the United States.

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Lecture: Jennifer Rittler, AIA, of Moody Nolan

02/24/21

Jennifer Rittler discussed the inclusion of minority and women designers and diversity within Moody Nolan.

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FALL 2020

Lecture: A Building Is Not Architecture: On Stewardship and Agency in the Built Environment

10/29/20

Irene Hwang examines the impact of architectural thinking and making upon society.

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Lecture: Engaging the Lyrical Geometry of Bruce Goff's Ford Residence

10/20/20

Luftwerk presented “Music, Light, and Architecture,” produced for Bruce Goff’s Ford Residence in Aurora, Illinois, among other projects.

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Lecture: Safer During COVID-19

07/09/20

This discussion explored the topic of “Safer During COVID-19: Ventilation, Technology and the Need for Resilience in Future Buildings.”

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SPRING 2020

Lecture: Shadow Suburbanism: Mexican Settlement, Immigration Enforcement, and Housing Form in the New South

03/05/20

Dr. John Arroyo shared his research on immigration surveillance and culturally centered residential built environments.

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Schools of Thought Conference

03/05/20—03/07/20

The Schools of Thought symposium brought together scholars, architects, and designers to explore questions about how we teach design.

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Lecture: Beatriz Colomina

01/24/20

Beatriz Colomina’s work focuses on today’s questions of how architecture, art, technology, sexuality and media fit together.

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SPRING 2019

American School Symposium

04/15/19

American School architects, including Herb Greene and Christopher Mead, headlined at the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture’s “The American School Symposium.”

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2019 Placemaking Conference

04/01/19

The Placemaking Conference was hosted by the Institute for Quality Communities and featured leading experts on economic development, healthy communities, city planning and governance, and more.

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Lecture Series: NE OKC Storytelling Project

03/02/19—03/30/19

BlackSpace Oklahoma introduced their organization and initiatives with the lecture series: ​NE OKC Storytelling Project. 

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FALL 2018

Neuroscience, Beauty and Design Symposium

10/01/18

Dr. Lydia Soo, Dr. Tiziana Proietti, and Mr. Don Ruggles discussed architectural history and theory and emerging understandings of geometry, proportion, neuroscience and well-being.

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Historic Lectures

Samuel Mockbee

October 11, 1995

Bruce Goff and Bill Wilson

December 9, 1981

Frank Lloyd Wright

1952

Lecture Archive

*Lecture made possible with support from the Bruce Goff Chair for Creative Architecture

** IQC Placemaking Conference lecture

2021-2022

Saskia Sassen*

Traci Rose Rider*

Jesús Vassallo*

Matteo Jean Pietrobelli*

Adedoyin Teriba*

Resilient Futures Symposium*

Karen Kubey*

C. Greig Crysler*

Shiloh Krupar*

Cheryl Lockstone and Barrett Williamson of Anishinabe Design*

Joel Mendez

Jesús Vassallo*

Miriam Solis

 

2020-2021

Beatrice Bruscoli*

Scott Schlimgen*

Itohan Osayimwese*

Billy Fleming*

Latin American Architecture & Urban Development Systems*

Steven Lewis*

Madison Swayne*

Jennifer Rittler*

Irene Hwang*

Luftwerk*

Safer During COVID-19

 

2019-2020

John Arroyo

Schools of Thought Conference*

Beatriz Colomina*

American School Symposium*

2019 Placemaking Conference

BlackSpace Oklahoma

Allison Bailey**

Jill Brown DeLozier**

Mick Cornett**

Laura Hoagland**

Rick Lowe * **

Elena Madison**

Lauren Nitschke**

Kennedy Smith**

Dylan Thuras**

Kelly Tompkins**

 

2018-2019 

Vernice Miller-Travis*

Richard Farley, FAIA*

Rick Lowe* 

Paul Mankins (RTA Lecture)

 

2017-2018: Architects of the American School, Part 1 

Donald MacDonald, FAIA* 

Eddie Jones* 

Brian Phillips, FAIA* 

Mayor Jim Brainard**

Victor Dover**

Toni Griffin**

Patrick Kennedy**

Fred Kent**

Mike Lydon**

Susan Silberberg**

Marcus Westbury**

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