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Architecture + Landscape + Urban Design - Spring Lecture Series

Architecture + Landscape + Urban Design

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

Each lecture is valid for one hour of CEU Credit through AIA Silicon Valley.  Please add your name to the list at the door we will submit the list to the AIA following each lecture to insure you receive credit.

Theme: Materiality

Since the dawn of the human race, we have harvested the natural materials around us in order to craft shelters that would protect us from the elements.  400,000 years later we have evolved to the point where the choice of building materials is almost limitless, and can be sourced from the other side of the planet if we desire.  We asked our speakers to consider how they approach Materiality in their design process; and what it expresses about program, place, culture and more.

Upcoming Events

All lectures will be held IN PERSON on the Stanford University Campus.

Please make a note of the location of each lecture as they are different and subject to last minute changes.


Billie Tsien; Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 6:30pm(PST)

ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)

290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)


Michael Boland; Presidio Trust

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 6:30pm(PST) 

ChEM-H / Neuro research complex (John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda Level 2, Room E241)

290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)