Riccardo d’Aquino, “Architecture and Such Things: Elemental Observations on Several Works”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103
Riccardo d’Aquino, architect and professor at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, will lecture on “Architecture and Such Things: Elemental Observations on Several Works” at the LSU Design Building, room 103, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Riccardo d’Aquino was born in Rome and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture Valle Giulia. He received a PhD in architecture design from the Sapienza University of Rome—or Sapienza-Universitá di Roma. From 2002 to 2012, he taught architecture design at the Faculty of Valle Giulia at Sapienza University of Rome.
In 2011, d’Aquino won a silver medal in the International Architectural Restoration Prize, “Fassa Bortolo Domus Restoration and Preservation,” for his restoration project realized in the Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill, or Basilica di Santo Stefano al Monte Celio in Italian. Since 2012, d’Aquino has been the thesis tutor at the Post-Graduate School of Preservation at Sapienza University of Rome.
In 2013, after several years of collaboration, he became a faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, located in the center of Rome in the 13th-century Palazzo Taverna.
The Rome Center offers an educational experience that replaces the traditional classroom with a didactic, hands-on study approach. This is done through extensive local site visits, museum tours, and travels throughout Italy, combined with multimedia research conducted at the school’s studio. Visit uarkrome.it for more information.
The Rome Center is also the location of the LSU College of Art + Design Rome Program, an 11-week, 12-credit-hour study abroad program taught by LSU faculty, designed to integrate within the curricula in both the architecture and landscape architecture programs at LSU.
The lecture is part of the 2013–14 LSU College of Art + Design Paula G. Manship Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. The topic of the lecture will be of particular interest to LSU architecture and landscape architecture students and faculty, local architects and landscape architects, and community members interested in learning more about architecture from an international perspective.
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 (aiabr.com).
About the LSU College of Art + Design Lecture Series
The College of Art + Design Lecture Series enhances the education of students and contributes to the community’s quality of life. The College of Art + Design Lecture Series expands the learning environment for students by encouraging a spirit of risk-taking through the example of others, exciting an appetite for thinking and nurturing the capacity to create. To view the entire 2013–14 lecture series schedule, visit design.lsu.edu.
About LSU College of Art + Design
The LSU College of Art + Design supports programs in studio art, art history, architecture, graphic design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The college brings together a focus on creativity and expression, talented faculty, specialized concentration areas, outstanding studio and gallery spaces, and a connection to the community to create a dynamic program. For more information, visit design.lsu.edu.
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