(March 27, 2013) -- The UTSA College of Architecture Spring 2013 Lecture Series continues with internationally renowned architect Javier Sánchez, Visiting Professor of Architectural Design in the UTSA graduate architecture program. His lecture, "Building the City: Architectural Insertions in Mexico City," is based on his work and will be presented at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (1.406) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sánchez is the founding partner and lead designer of the multidisciplinary Mexico City firm JSa, formerly known as Higuera + Sanchez from 1996 to 2007. He directs a vibrant 75-person firm of young professionals in architecture, real estate, interiors and construction. Their diverse work includes urban design, housing, mixed-use buildings, cultural facilities, museums, university facilities, schools, office buildings, malls, shops, restaurants, hotels, resorts, houses and public spaces in Mexico and Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, China and the United States.
His award-winning built projects have been widely published and include the Torre Amsterdam (2013), The Spanish Cultural Center (2011), 13 de Septiembre Adaptive Reuse Housing (2005) and the Hotel Condesa (2004) projects in Mexico City, as well as El 22 Beach Housing (2006) outside Lima, Peru, among others.
Sánchez graduated as an architect with honors from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), received his Master's Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York City and recently was selected as an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects. His work has been published around the world, has won more than 55 national and international awards, and was recently featured in the 13th Venice Biennale, the leading exhibition for contemporary architecture in the world.
The recent work of his firm will be the subject of a monograph that will appear next year, to be published by Arquine. He has taught at numerous universities including UNAM, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and the University of Washington, and has lectured on his work in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
As Visiting Professor of Architectural Design in the UTSA College of Architecture, Sánchez leads a studio that examines Colonia Atlampa ("where the water divides in 'nahuatl'"), one of the last remaining underdeveloped portions in the center of Mexico City, which is near the pre-Columbian site of Tlatelolco and the former Buenavista railroad station.
UTSA College of Architecture Spring 2013 Lecture Series
The COA Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez at 210-458-3121.
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory
This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium. The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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