100 years of architectural education at KU

The excellence of the KU Architecture Program and its students and alumni derives, in large measure, from the excellence of its faculty. Since Goldwin Goldsmith started building a program and a faculty a hundred years ago, this faculty has been characterized by a living connection to the most important and respected intellectual trends and movements in architectural education, by a cosmopolitanism that includes professional experiences in architecturally important centers of activity, by personal contacts and experiences with some of the leading and legendary members of the field, by a diversity of training and experience that is international in scope and attitude, by an affinity for rational and scientific approaches to architectural design and an openness to experimentation, and finally, by an aesthetic sensibility that is at once historically cultivated and socially humane. In this next decade that will lead to our Centennial in 2013, we share a unique and remarkable heritage—the historical momentum of excellence in architectural education.

 


Calendar & Events
All students and faculty are welcome at a public service to honor the late Professor Wojciech Lesnikowski. It will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Drive. Also, read the profile @ljw_ku did on Wojciech and his storied life here: http://ljw.bz/1pof3Th.
World renowned KU architecture professor Wojciech Lesnikowski dies / LJWorld.com
Wojciech Lesnikowski was a distinguished professor of architecture at Kansas University. He died of cancer on April 17, 2014.

All are welcome at a service to honor Prof. Lesnikowski, 11 a.m. Friday, Apr. 25 Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Drive
The Big Event at KU 2014 The 2014 Big Event connected the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting 3,000 student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at 300 local job sites during one day of service.  Registration for volunteers and job requests for residents will be available in fall 2014 for the 2015 Big Event. Check for updates at http://thebigeventku.com .


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