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Marlon Blackwell, School of Architecture Lecture

March 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Architect Marlon Blackwell will lecture for the LSU School of Architecture on March 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Art & Design Auditorium (room 103). Blackwell’s lecture is presented by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, USA Ford Fellow, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars and typologies, and the contradictions of place; strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries of architecture. Blackwell’s professional work, Marlon Blackwell Architects, has received numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines. The office of Marlon Blackwell Architect was recognized as the Firm of the Year by Residential Architect Magazine in 2011. Recent national awards include a 2012 AIA National Honor Award for the St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church (Springdale, Arkansas). The church was also named the best Civic and Community Building at the 2011 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.


The significance of Blackwell’s contributions to design is evidenced by being name a United States Artists Ford Fellow 2014 and selected for the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For more information about Blackwell’s work please visit

Architects who attend the lecture qualify for one hour of continuing education credit, thanks to the support of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

(Photo of Marlon Blackwell By Kat Wilson)



Sponsored by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple



March 11, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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LSU College of Art & Design Auditorium
LSU Design Building, Room 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 United States
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