Monday, September 08, 2008

Lunch & Tour of Christ the Light Cathedral

Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning + SOM
Invite you to join Dr. Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, Dean of the College of Architecture & Planning along withBrenda Bergl, Director of Development – Ball State University for a reception and pre-dedication tour of Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland, CA

with Special Host
Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, Design Partner–
Skidmore Owens and Merrill
(Ball State University – ’73 CAP graduate)

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What: Lunch provided at 12:00 p.m. at SOM with
Christ the Light Cathedral tour beginning at 2:00 p.m.
(Transport via Bart to the Cathedral.)

Where: Skidmore Owens and Merrill
One Front Street
Suite 2500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 981-1555

Cost: Free for Ball State Alumni; $20 all others. Cash or check only.

RSVP by September 12: (attendance is limited)Sheila Kelley 765.285.2545

Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, is a design partner based in SOM’s San Francisco Office. His work with SOM in the United States, Europe, and Asia, while extremely broad in its typology—ranging from entire urban districts to singular works of commercial, civic, and cultural architecture—consistently adheres to a rigorous modern vocabulary that acknowledges issues of place involving climate, physical and cultural landscape, and historic precedent.
Mr. Hartman joined SOM in 1973 and served as design partner in the firm’s Houston and Washington, D.C. offices before coming to San Francisco, where he has established the West Coast architecture group as one of the region’s premier design practices. Just as SOM is a multifaceted practice encompassing architecture, planning, engineering, interiors, and graphic design, Mr. Hartman’s work demonstrates how, through interdisciplinary collaboration, projects can achieve innovation in design and building performance.
Mr. Hartman has received numerous awards and honors for his work throughout his career, including four National AIA Honor Awards, and a Federal Design Achievement Award in the 2000 Presidential Design Awards Program. In 2001 he became the youngest recipient of the Maybeck Award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. This award recognizes a “lifetime achievement in architectural design” by an individual.

Dr. Vasquez de Velasco joined Ball State in August 2007 from Texas A&M University where he served as executive associate dean and director of outreach as well as coordinator of the Las Americas Digital Research Network. At Texas A&M, he earned the Graduate Faculty Award in 2003 and 2004, given by the graduating class of the professional architecture program, and received the College Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of Former (A&M) Students. Also, his efforts in the development of international programs in Europe and Latin America were recognized with the University International Excellence Award.Dr. Vasquez de Velasco earned his bachelor's degree in architecture and urban planning in 1979 from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru; his master's degree in architecture in 1982 from the University of Toronto; and his doctoral degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology in 1991.

For more information: Sheila Kelley 765.285.2545

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