UTSOA presents Marlon Blackwell: Figures and Types
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture will present Marlon Blackwell, FAIA. Blackwell is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.
Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and typologies, and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architects, has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines. Recent honors for the renovation of Vol Walker Hall and the addition of the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (with associate architects Polk Stanley Wilcox) on the University of Arkansas Campus include a 2014 American Architecture Award, the 2014 AZ Award for Best Commercial/Institutional Architecture, the 2014 Architect’s Newspaper Building of the Year, and the 2014 Lumen Award for Excellence.
Support for this lecture is generously funded by The Jean & Bill Booziotis Lecture in Architecture.