25th November 2004




The university’s Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design is to host a special international lecture this week by a Professor of Architecture from the USA.


Professor Brian Carter will deliver the lecture entitled ‘Between Earth and Sky’ at 2pm on Friday 26th November in the AR0107 Lecture Theatre of the university’s architecture building.


The lecture will describe how established architect Eero Saarinen created designs for the TWA Terminal in New York, the GM Tech centre and Washington Dulles Airport with the assistance of large-scale models, mock-ups and prototypes.


This will include his quest to explore both the tectonic and poetic qualities of materials used in erecting such buildings and will focus on Sarrinen’s unique way of working.


Professor Carter is a Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.


He graduated from the Nottingham School of Architecture and the University of Toronto and worked in practice with Arup in London prior to going to America in 1994 to take up the Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan.  He was appointed the Dean of SUNY Buffalo in 2002.


“We are very pleased to have such a renowned international visitor to the university and we expect a large turn-out for the lecture,” said Professor John Chilton, Professor of Architectural Structures at the university.


“We also hope to increase the frequency of such presentations in the future.”


Admission to the lecture is free of charge and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. To book a place contact Jane Bird on 01522 837171 email jbird@lincoln.ac.uk.



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