The Catholic University of America

June 28, 2006

CUA Presents Summer Architecture Lecture Series

Five-part Series Explores Changing Role of Materials in Digital Age

Catholic University's 2006 Summer Institute for Architecture is sponsoring "Material Matters: Re-Informing Our Material Imaginations," a lecture series about the changing role of materials in today's technologically-driven culture.

The series reflects the theme of this summer's institute, now in its 31st year at Catholic University, says Luis Eduardo Boza, assistant professor and institute director. Architecture students enrolled in institute courses are investigating the role of traditional as well as non-traditional building materials in the field of architecture, which increasingly is driven by the use of digital design and manufacturing.

"The lecture series will examine new ways to look at materials that traditionally have not been used in architecture," Boza adds. "The series features talks by architects about the profound impact that these materials will continue to have on the evolution of architecture."

This five-part lecture series runs from June 21 to July 26 in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies' Koubek Auditorium at The Catholic University of America. All lectures start at 5:30 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public, with a reception following each lecture. For more information about the events, call 202-319-5188.

Wednesday, June 21
D. Michelle Addington, associate professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

Wednesday, June 28
Karl Daubmann
, assistant professor of Practice at the University of Michigan and a principal at PLY Architecture.

Wednesday, July 12
Marc Tsurumaki, principal and founding partner of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects in New York City.

Wednesday, July 19
Stephen Roe
, principal and founding partner of ROEWU Architecture with Chiafang Wu in New York.

Wednesday, July 26
James Timberlake, principal and founding partner of Keiran Timberlake Associates LLP.

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the CUA Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,