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AN chooses this fall's can't-miss architecture lectures across the South

Check out our list of top lectures to listen to this fall at architecture schools across the southern half of the U.S. Shown here: Melbourne School of Design by NADAA (Courtesy NADAA)

This fall, architecture schools across the southern half of the U.S. will host architects, landscape designers, curators, and architectural photographers as part of their semester-long lecture series. These types of events often see hundreds of students scrambling to get a front row seat to hear from the greatest minds in design. But the public is invited too, meaning architecture enthusiasts, veteran designers, and aspiring city planners alike can learn from these influential talks.

While several universities have yet to publish their fall schedules, we’ve gathered some highlights from a few top-notch schools in the list below. Mark your calendars before September sneaks up on us this weekend!

MoMA Toward a Concrete Utopia

Edvard Ravnikar, Revolution Square (today Republic Square), 1960-74, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Imagery exhibited at MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia. (Photo by Valentin Jeck, 2016/Courtesy Museum of Modern Art)

Rice University School of Architecture

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA
“Toward a Concrete Utopia: Yugoslav Architecture at the Crossroads of International Exchange in the Cold War”
Thursday, September 27

Ellen van Loon, Partner at OMA
“Was it Just a Dream? Architecture and Social Inclusion”
Monday, October 15

Shelby Park Visitors Center by Marlon Blackwell Architects

Shelby Park Visitors Center in Memphis, Tennessee by Marlon Blackwell Architects (Courtesy Marlon Blackwell Architects)

Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design

Marlon Blackwell, founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects
Wednesday, September 26

Christian Bailey, founding principal at ODA
Thursday, October 25

University of Miami School of Architecture

Meejin Yoon, dean of Cornell APP and co-founder of Howeler + Yoon
Technoglass Lecture
Wednesday, September 19

Livia Tani, architect and project manager at Atelier Jean Nouvel
Technoglass Lecture
Wednesday, October 3

Georgia Tech School of Architecture

Michael Murphy, cofounder and director of MASS Design Group
“Architecture That’s Built to Heal” in collaboration with Museum of Design Atlanta
Thursday, October 18

Nader Tehrani, Principal at NADAAA
“The Tectonic Grain”
Wednesday, October 24

Rendering for Town Branch Park in Lexington, Kentucky

Rendering for Town Branch Park in Lexington, Kentucky by SCAPE (Courtesy SCAPE)

NC State University College of Design
Neil Denari, principal of Neil M. Denari Architects
Monday, September 10

Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, founding principal of Belzberg Architects
Monday, September 24

Louisiana State University College of Art + Design

Robb Williamson, photographer
Wednesday, September 26

Kate Orff, founder & principal of SCAPE
Wednesday, October 24

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