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AN tallies up the top design lectures to hear at Midwest schools this fall

Wolff Architects, an award-winning South African firm that will be exhibiting at the Chicago Architecture Bienniale, will speak at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago this September. (Courtesy Wolff Architects)

This fall, Illinois’ Chicago Architecture Biennial and Indiana’s Exhibit Columbus are anchoring architecture and design events across Middle America. But there are plenty of free talks to hear in case the big exhibitions don’t make your schedule. To help you keep up with the momentum, AN put together a select list of lecture events happening at architecture programs across the Midwest.

University of Michigan, Taubman College Of Architecture and Urban Planning

Marc Simmons, principal at Front, Inc.
September 24

Carme Pigem, co-founder of RCR Arquitectes
October 8

Mark Burry, founding director of Swinburne University of Technology’s Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI)
October 31

The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture

Rendering of airport interior with wooden ribbed ceilings and trees

Studio Gang is heading up the O’Hare expansion. (Courtesy Studio Gang)

Michelle Delk, partner at Snøhetta
September 11

Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh of SCHAUM/SHIEH
September 18

Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio Gang
October 23

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee, principals of Johnston Marklee & Associates
November 6
Exterior image of building with yellow roof structures and a white staircase protruding from side

Wolff Architects designed an extension to the Vredenburg Hospital in South Africa’s West Coast peninsula. (Courtesy Wolff Architects)

Aaron Forrest, co-founder of Ultramoderne
November 13

Chelina Odbert, executive director at KDI
November 20

Art Institute of Chicago

Tatiana Bilbao, founder of Tatiana Bilbao
November 7

School of the Art Institute at Chicago

Heinrich and Ilze Wolff, co-founders of Wolff Architects
September 19

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