Spring 2024 Public Programming

January 17, 2024
A dynamic line-up of architects, academics, artists, and theorists will present lectures exploring contemporary topics like digital fabrication and design computation, innovative and sustainable materials, the architectural translation of cultural practice, and universal design.
Spring 2024 lecture series poster graphic

Join The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture for our Spring 2024 Lectures & Exhibitions series. With a new, dynamic line-up of speakers and public programming each semester, the series explores and expands upon crucial topics facing the design disciplines and those engaging the built environment. 

Starting Wednesday, January 24, and continuing throughout the semester, architects, academics, artists, and historians will present lectures that build on the school’s ongoing exploration of contemporary topics like digital fabrication and design computation, innovative and sustainable materials, the architectural translation of cultural practices, and universal design, among others. 

Lecturers include Paul Lewis of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis; Chris Cornelius of studio:indigenous; Sara Hendren, author of What Can A Body Do?; Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture; the architectural historian and theorist Mario Carpo; Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of Iwamoto Scott, Lindsey Wikstrom of Mattaforma; Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard of Estudio Ome; and the artist Claudia Wieser

Complementing the lecture series are two exhibitions: Biogenic House Sections, designed and curated by Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis (Jan. 24 – March 1) with an exhibition opening on Jan. 24 following Paul Lewis’ lecture, and Fiber Fiction, curated by the School of Architecture’s 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design, Tyler Swingle (March 11 – April 20). 

All lectures will occur in person at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall (310 Inner Campus Drive, Room 3.120) unless noted otherwise. All lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public. 


Paul Lewis, Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis  
Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 p.m.  
Prothro Theatre (Harry Ransom Center)

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a principal at LTL Architects (Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis) and a Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture. 

Biogenic House Sections 
Exhibition, curated by LTL Architects 
January 24 to March 1, 2024 
Mebane Gallery

Based on LTL Architects’ recently published book Manual of Biogenic House Sections, this exhibition presents a visually compelling argument for rethinking the material basis of architecture in a time of environmental crisis. 

Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous   
Wednesday, January 31, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall 

Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, and founding principal of studio:indigenous. 

Sara Hendren, author: What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World 
Monday, February 5, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall 

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer who teaches design for disability at Olin College of Engineering.

Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai, Desai Chia Architecture 
Wednesday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall

Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture.

Mario Carpo, UCL, The Bartlett 
Monday, February 12, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall

Mario Carpo is the Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett, University College London, and a Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Applied Arts (die Angewandte) in Vienna.

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, IwamotoScott Architecture 
Monday, February 26, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall  
*Lecture date subject to change*

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott are the co-founders of IwamotoScott Architecture and the Spring 2024 Ruth Cater Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture.

Lindsey Wikstrom, Mattaforma
Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall

Lindsey Wikstrom is the Founding Principal of Mattaforma and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP.

Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard, Estudio Ome  
Monday, March 4, 12:30 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall

Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard are the founders of Mexico-City-based Estudio Ome. 

Fiber Fiction, curated by Tyler Swingle 
March 10 – April 20 
Mebane Gallery

Claudia Wieser, Artist 
Wednesday, March 27, 5:00 p.m. 
Goldsmith Lecture Hall

Claudia Wieser is a Berlin-based artist who is giving a public lecture and a week-long workshop for interior design students as part of the Emily Summers Fund for Craft & Artisanship in Interior Design