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ADN Lecture February 10th

Aalto's Identities 2.10.15

a lecture by
Peter MacKeith, Dean
UA Fay Jones School of Architecture, Fayetteville, AR

DateFebruary 10, 2015
Time6:00 pm, preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.
Place: Arkansas  Arts Center lecture hall

Peter MacKeith, an  internationally recognized design educator, assumed the deanship of the Fay Jones School of Architecture on July 1, 2014. Before joining the Fayetteville school, McKeith was a professor and  associate dean at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Saint Louis. Prior to his tenure there, he directed the Master of Architecture program at Helsinki University of Technology, now Aalto University.

MacKeith has been part of design practices both here in the  United States and in Finland, a country where he lived and worked for a number of  years. In 2014, MacKeith was recognized by the President of Finland for his contributions to the country’s culture and architecture with the  Insignia of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

On February 10th, Dean MacKeith will offer his perspective on the life and work of Finland’s foremost Twentieth Century architect/designer, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), an international icon in his own right. Iterations of the  furniture, textiles and glassware he designed  continue to have  a significant presence in American homes as well as numerous public spaces.

Like other Architecture and Design Network (ADN)  lectures, Aalto’s Identities is free and open to the public.

Reminder: You need to pay your Central Section dues to get credit for attending our Eat and Educates and ADN lectures.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Jonathan Opitz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect
jonathan@amr-architects.com
100 River Market Ave, Suite 301
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201