College of Architecture and Planning

Guest Lectures

Staying Grounded presented by Julie Bargmann

Monday, March 14 - 4 pm - AB100 - Hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture

Join us on March 14 for Julie Bargmann's lecture titled, "Staying Grounded." Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovator in the design and building of regenerative landscapes. She founded D.I.R.T. studio in 1992 to research, design, and build projects with passion and rigor. Born and raised in New Jersey, Julie is forthright and unafraid to provoke debate in order to tease out what matters most about places, especially those that bring to mind the post-industrial attributes of the Garden State. Her background in sculpture influences the use of fundamental forms and gestures that present themselves on a site, whether in plain view or discovered by peeling back layers of history. Julie’s adventurous design approach informs her role as Chair and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Virginia, where she leads investigations with students into fallow terrain, imagining renewed sites of cultural and ecological production.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Master in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has received the Rome Prize fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, and the National Design Award by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Julie’s D.I.R.T. projects span more than two decades and have received numerous awards, including a 2014 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her work has been featured in art and design exhibitions including Documenta and the National Design Centennial. She lectures frequently at universities, conferences, and cultural institutions, which have ranged from the Museum of Modern Art to National Brownfields Meetings. TIME, CNN and Newsweek, as well as national and international design publications, have recognized Julie as leading the next generation in making a difference for design and the environment.

One continuing education credit from AIA and LA/CES has been approved for this lecture.

Responsive Landscapes presented by Justine Holzman

Monday, March 21 - 4 pm - AB100 - Hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture

Holzman's research recognizes the inherent responsive capabilities of landscape materiality and speculates on the development of dynamic and adaptive designs dependent on responsive technologies for nuanced monitoring and material reconfiguration. She recently co-authored a book with Bradley Cantrell, Responsive Landscapes: Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture, framing a comprehensive view of interactive and responsive projects and their relationship to environmental space.

One continuing education credit from AIA and LA/CES has been approved for this lecture.


The Future City: Indianapolis in 2050 moderated by David Ferguson

Wednesday, March 23 - 5-7 pm - Ball State Indianapolis Center - Hosted by the Masters of Urban Design program

Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion amongst agents of change about the dramatic challenges and opportunities that will reshape our cities in the future.  Panelists include Kristian Anderson with High Alpha Ventures, Jeff Kingsbury with Greenstreet, Ltd., and Brian Payne, with Central Indiana Community Foundation. This event is free to attend.  The Indianapolis Center is located at the corner of Meridian and Maryland Street. 


The Charles M. Sappenfield Guest Lecturer for 2016

**Due to a work commitment Ms. Gang has re-scheduled her presentation for April 19, 4:30, in John. J. Pruis Hall.  

4:30-5:30 p.m.

April 19, 2016

Pruis Hall

Reception will follow the lecture in Architecture Building Atrium.

Free and open to the public.

American architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang. Jeanne is recognized internationally for her bold and functional designs that incorporate ecologically friendly technologies in a wide range of striking structures. She has been sought out by numerous organizations to engage her creative approach for mission-oriented architecture and design. Employing this approach, Jeanne and Studio Gang have produced some of today’s most compelling design work, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the WMS Boathouseat Clark Park, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Aqua Tower.

Jeanne is currently engaged in major projects throughout North America, including the expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York; high-rise towers in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago; a strategic plan for the National Aquarium in Baltimore; the Fire Rescue 2training facility in Brooklyn, New York; the Campus North Residence Hall at the University of Chicago; and City Hyde Park in Chicago. Her work has been honored and exhibited widely, including at the International Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.Reveal, her first volume on Studio Gang’s work and process, was published in 2011, followed by Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, which envisions a radically greener future for the Chicago River. A graduate of the Harvard GSD, she has taught at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Rice, and IIT, where her studios have focused on cities, ecologies, and materials.



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