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Galloway Lecture Series to feature founds of WORK Architecture Co.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

LAWRENCE — Since 2007, the Thomas D. Galloway Lecture Series has brought internationally acclaimed experts in architecture, design and planning to the University of Kansas. This fall’s Galloway Lecture presentation will feature Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, founders of WORK Architecture Co., of New York City.

The public is invited to attend the free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street.

Through Wood and Andraos’ leadership of WORK Architecture Co., the firm focuses on opportunities for architecture to engage and shape the future through the revision of boundaries among the urban, rural and natural. Their recent projects include a master plan for a new cultural center on New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia; a renovation and addition to the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; “Edible Schoolyards” in Brooklyn and Harlem in association with Alice Waters' Chez Panisse Foundation; and a competition-winning assembly hall in Libreville, Gabon, which is being built for the 2014 Summit of the African Union.

Dan Wood, AIA, LEED, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Columbia University. He will join the Yale School of Architecture this fall as the Louis I. Kahn Chair. He previously taught at Princeton, Columbia and Ohio State universities, the Cooper Union and the University of California-Berkeley. Wood is originally from Rhode Island and lived in Paris and the Netherlands before moving to New York in 2002. He is a licensed architect in the state of New York.

Amale Andraos earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal and a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Previously, she taught at Princeton, Harvard and Columbia universities, University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She was born in Beirut, and she has lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada and the Netherlands prior to moving to New York in 2002. She serves on the Architectural League of New York’s Board of Directors.

The lecture series is made possible by the Thomas D. Galloway family, which provided funds to KU Endowment to establish the series in memory of the late Thomas D. Galloway. Galloway was the founding chair of KU’s graduate program in urban planning at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

As a leader in urban planning, Galloway encouraged his students to deepen their understanding of the present by studying social, cultural, economic, environmental, ideological and philosophical entities. He charged his students to go out into the world and change it with a sense of responsibility and humility.

In 1992, Galloway was named dean of the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and was well-known for establishing partnerships with Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette in France and the Shenyang Technological University in China. He chaired a team that reviewed a new College of Engineering and Design at the University of Abu Dhabi and served as an urban planning consultant to the sheik.

During his career, Galloway was nationally and internationally honored both academically and professionally. He was listed among the “30 Leaders Who Bridge Practice and Education” in America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools, published in the 2005 edition of Design Intelligence, and was named a Lexus Leader of the Arts by Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

KU Endowment is the independent, nonprofit organization serving as the official fundraising and fund-management foundation for KU. Founded in 1891, KU Endowment was the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university.