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Art Focus Lectures | Stanford University: Founding Visions & Turning Points

Art Focus Lectures | Stanford University: Founding Visions & Turning Points

Wednesday February 6, 2019

The Stanford University campus fosters a dynamic culture that supports high academic and research standards and nurtures well-rounded students—all in a setting that leverages the juxtaposition of the serious and the irreverent. This is also evident in the contrast of the central campus and the open space of the foothills. This presentation explores how Stanford continues to reinvent and translate the original vision of the founders in its planning and architecture. Specifically, this lecture will highlight the transformation of the arts district, and recently completed projects including the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (‘Old Chem’ renovation), the Denning House, and the Bass Biology Building, as well as provide glimpses of plans in design and construction.

David Lenox has been the Stanford University Architect since 2005. He has led the development of a campus master plan that outlines strategies to restore the original Olmsted campus plan. He has provided direction for design on all new campus buildings including milestone projects such as the Bing Concert Hall, Windhover, School of Medicine LKSC, SEQ, Knight Management Center, and the Neukom Building. He is currently the Vice President on the Board of the Association of University Architects and has served on design juries for AIA San Francisco, California Preservation Foundation, AIA National Interior Design Awards, and the Society for College and University Planning

Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

Pre-registration and Drop-in: $35 member | $40 non-member

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