The Catholic University of America

June 11, 2008

CUA Architecture Lectures to Explore the Act of Making as Design Knowledge

Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning will present "On Making: Investigating the Act of Making as Design Knowledge" as its Summer 2008 Architecture Lecture Series.

Speakers in the lecture series will investigate the physical act of making as a valuable design tool and its reciprocal contributions to the knowledge of architectural work.

Talks are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium.

Tuesday, June 17, "1:1 (architectural analog)"
Speaker: David Guthrie, principal, FluidG and assistant professor, Rice School of Architecture, Houston

Tuesday, July 1, "The Future of Metal is Art"
Speaker: L. William Zahner, president and CEO, A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday, July 8, "Willing Paradises"
Bryan Mackay-Lyons, partner, Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited and GHOST Studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, July 29, "Pedagogies: From Drawing to Making"
Speaker: Nader Tehrani, associate professor of architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, and principal, Office dA, Boston

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, offer AIA continuing education learning units. For more information, contact Luis Boza, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-6861 or

MEDIA: To cover the lecture series, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America is the largest architecture school in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Students utilize the nation's capital as a laboratory and design in an exciting studio environment on campus. The pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is awarded after four years of study, as well as an undergraduate joint degree program with the Department of Civil Engineering. The school offers several graduate programs: an accredited Master of Architecture first professional degree, a post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Studies, a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Science in Sustainable Design.