College of Architecture and Planning

Guest Lectures

January 26         

Catie Newell
Principal, Alibi Studio

4:00 pm, AB100 




February 9, 2015    

Areli Marina, PhD         Associate Professor  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

4:00 pm, AB100 









March 16

Celebration of Life: Honoring Charles M. Sappenfield, FAIA

4:00 - 5:30 pm                    Ball State University       Alumni Center







March 16

Thom Mayne,                2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

7:30 pm

Pruis Hall

Catie Newell is the founding principal of Alibi Studio, Detroit and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. She has a Masters of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech. In 2006 she won the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design with her project Weather Permitting. Before joining the University of Michigan as the Oberdick Fellow in 2009, Newell was a project designer at Office dA in Boston. Newell’s work and research captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light or lack thereof. The work often reconfigures existing domestic spaces. Newell's creative practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to location and geography, and cultural contingencies. Newell won the 2011 ArtPrize Best Use of Urban Space Juried Award and the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Newell recently exhibited at the 2012 Architecture Venice Biennale. Catie is currently the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. Read more. .

"The Planners in the Piazza: City Design and Urban Infrastructure in Medieval Italy"

Areli Marina earned her Ph.D. in art and architectural history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, but her interest in historic architecture was kindled much earlier, on the ramparts of El Morro Castle in her native Puerto Rico. She teaches the art and architecture of Western Europe from the High Middle Ages to the dawn of the Renaissance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she has been named repeatedly on the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by students. 

Her book, titled, "The Italian Piazza Transformed: Parma in the Communal Age," received the 2013 Howard R. Marraro Prize for the best book on Italian history from the American Catholic Historical Association. In the book, Marina discusses the transformation of Parma's urban center during the thirteenth century and looks at reconstruction of the city's cathedral and communal squares. Read an excerpt here.


Charles M. Sappenfield served as the first dean of the College of Architecture and Planning when it was established by the state of Indiana in 1965. During his 16-year tenure as dean he established many traditions the school still uses today.  

Dean Sappenfield received many honors and recognitions during his career, including the Distinguished Hoosier award from Governor Otis Bowen, and the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor in the State of Indiana, from Governor Robert Orr.  He was recognized by the National Association of Danish Architects and was given the Silver Medal for his dedication to Danish Architecture. 

He often spoke of looking forward to celebrating 50 years of the CAP, but sadly, he passed away prior to seeing this event realized.  As part of the 50th celebrations, we would like to invite you to come back to the CAP, and celebrate the life of this amazing man. We will hold a Celebration of Life in honor of Dean Sappenfield on March 16.  Scheduled speakers will reminisce of their time spent with Dean Sappenfield and tell of stories from the early days at the CAP.  Afterward, the CAP family will gather in Pruis Hall to participate in the Charles M. Sappenfield Lecture featuring Thom Mayne of Morphosis. 

Please RSVP to Lori Pence via email or call (765) 285-5879.

                                                                                                  Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design. As Design Director and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm. Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). He was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and was honored with the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000. With Morphosis, Thom Mayne has been the recipient of 25 Progressive Architecture Awards, over 100 American Institute of Architecture Awards and numerous other design recognitions.

Please RSVP to Lori Pence via email or call (765) 285-5879.





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