Public Lecture Series

Billie Tsien and Tod Williams participated in student crits during their visit to campus.

Each semester, the Sam Fox School brings nationally and internationally recognized architects, artists, designers, landscape architects, urban designers, historians, and critics to campus, promoting new ideas in practice, theory, and technology. Invited speakers often interact with students during workshops and informal gatherings, in addition to participating in studio visits, where they conduct one-on-one reviews of work.

View the schedule for the spring 2019 Public Lecture Series>>

Past Speakers

The Public Lecture Series typically features 10-15 speakers each semester. Notable past speakers include:

Laylah Ali, Xu Bing, Maggie Breslin, Gaby Brink, Michael Ray Charles, Seymour Chwast, Huey Copeland, Dennis Crompton, Jan De Vylder, Odile Decq, Mark Dion, Catherine Dossin, Susannah Drake, Sam Durant, Peter Eisenman, Lisa D. Freiman, Tom Friedman, Coco Fusco, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Jeanne Gang, Michelle Grabner, Ann Hamilton, Andres L. Hernandez & Amanda Williams, Candice Hopkins, Junga Ishigami, Alfredo Jaar, Sharon Johnston, Kengo Kuma, Bijoy Jain, Natasha Jen, William Kentridge, Sylvia Koblowski, Erica Kochi, Jon Kolko, Erik L'Heureux, Ruby Lerner, Daniel Liebskind, Thom Mayne, Mary McLeod, Achim Menges, Rafael Moneo, Wangechi Mutu, Joan Ockman, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Trevor Paglen, Jaume Plensa, Monica Ponce de Leon, John Douglas Powers, Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, Shelley Rice, Julian Rosefeldt, Ralph Rucci, Tomás Saraceno, Nasrine Seraji, Wang Shu, Christpher Sperandio, Martino Stierli, Michael Taylor, Jan Tumlir, Carrie Mae Weems, Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Thomas Woltz, and Peter Yost.