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Contact: Christine Payton March 11, 2005
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The School of Architecture and Design at UL Lafayette has scheduled a slate of lectures as part of its annual Spring Design Week. A film tribute to noted architect A. Hays Town, a university graduate, is also planned.

Joel Breaux, a 1991 School of Architecture graduate, will present the series’ first lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 14. Breaux, the owner of BRO Design in Loreauville, La., will highlight the relationship between design, fabrication and communication in his lecture, “BRO Design / Alternate Practice.” Breaux will discuss his own experiences maintaining a long-distance architecture practice after he returned to Louisiana from southern California.

Brian Roderman will present “Collaborative Product Development: When Innovation Matters” at 3:30 p.m. March 16. He is vice president of design for PDS Development, a product development firm with offices in Houston and Dallas. Roderman will discuss idea formulation and the process his firm uses to make those ideas reality.

Noted researcher William Massie will present the series’ keynote lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 18. Massie is an award-winning architect and researcher whose work has been displayed at the Parsons School of Design and the Museum of Modern Art, both in New York, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and at the Shanghai Biennial in China. His lecture is titled “Constructed Displacement.”

A documentary that chronicles the life and work of regionally renowned architect A. Hays Town will be shown at 7:30 p.m. March 17. The film, “1,000 Homes: The Legacy of A. Hays Town, Architect,” was produced by H. Gordon Brooks II, dean of UL Lafayette’s College of the Arts. Town, who died earlier this year, designed the UL Lafayette Alumni Center, the Heymann Center for the Performing Arts and the former home of the University Art Museum.

All the lectures and the film presentation will be held in Fletcher Hall, room 134.

The week will conclude with a crawfish boil in Girard Park. Tickets are available from Dr. Edward J. Cazayoux, (337) 482-6229.

For information on Spring Design Week activities, call the School of Architecture and Design at (337) 482-6225.

The South Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design and the Student Government Association are Spring Design Week sponsors.

Document last revised Friday, March 11, 2005 10:19 AM

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