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Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Networking Reception, The Big 6 Room, The Eldridge Hotel

Friday, October 27, 2017

We are excited to be able to offer 6 AIA CEU Credits at this year's symposium!

TED-style keynote presentations by alumni and learn how Design is Transforming the world we live in today, and enjoy plenty of time to network with students and faculty.

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Coffee & Registration, The Forum at Marvin Hall

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome from Dean Mahesh Daas: Transformation of Arc/D, The Forum at Marvin Hall

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Session 1: Transformation of Cities, The Forum at Marvin Hall

Throughout history, urban design has evolved based on the influences of the times. Join us as we explore some of the challenges facing urban design. From 'smart cities' to self-driving cars - what influence do these advancements have on an urban scale? How do today's humans want and need to interact with their cities? Furthermore how do future technological advances impact existing infrastructure of established urban developments?

Andrew Moddrell, PORT | Marcus Carter, Object Territories |Brian McClendon, The University of Kansas | Matt Kleinmann, The University of Kansas

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Session 2: Transformation of Making, The Forum at Marvin Hall  

From wireframing on whiteboards to painting in virtual space, our creative canvas is no longer... canvas. Our abilities, services, and stories are being created in a wide spectrum of technologies and methodologies that enable us to bring 'the sketch' to life. How has this spectrum influenced the quality, speed, and impact of our work? Has more tech and methods lead to more efficiencies or challenges in more mediums? This session aims to reveal how today's processes, materials, and expectations of practice have broadened and what this means for the next wave of professionals.

Lauren Janney, LENS | Frank Zilm, Arc/D | Nathan Borozinski, Brandon Wood, Chris Walker, DI

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch, The Chalmers Café (Provided for Symposium Registrants)

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Student & Alumni Networking, The Chalmers Café and Marvin Exhibition Halls

Students sign up here.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Session 3: Transformation of Campus, The Forum at Marvin Hall

The University of Kansas has seen significant investment and new construction in recent years. From the restoration of Jayhawk Boulevard, to innovative new buildings, to the landscape changing Central District Masterplan, the KU Campus has transformed into a state of the art community of learning. Where have we been, where are we going, and what is the future of Campus?

Dave Broz, Gensler | Heiddi Davis, University of Missouri | Jim Modig, KU |

3:40 - 5:00 PM

Organized Walking Tour of Campus Expansion, Lawrence Campus Central District

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dean's Club and Watkin's Society Cocktail Hour, East Hills Design/Build Warehouse

(By invitation)

6:30 - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception, East Hills Design/Build Warehouse

7:00 - 8:30 PM  

Alumni Awards Recognition Banquet, East Hills Design/Build Warehouse

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The School of Architecture and Design is not hosting any events on Saturday. There is a home football game against Kansas State University. We encourage alumni to organize cohort reunions.

Connect with fellow classmates on our Facebook Event Page. 

KU Football tickets can be purchased here.

If you are interested in initiating a reunion for your class year, the Alumni Association is happy to help. For more information, check out our their website or contact Michelle Lang, director of alumni programs, at 785.864.9669 or michellem@kualumni.org.

Be sure to check back often as we're often updating session speakers!

Arc/D Calendar of Events

KU Design Camp 2018

Commencement 2018