Move Beyond Architecture Lecture Series

Friday  5 April  2019  4:00 PM    Monday  8 April  2019 7:00 PM
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FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH - 4:00 P.M. ARCH 127
MICHELLE BELLISTON HOWARD – recipient of the prestigious Roger Bailey Travel Fellowship of College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah – will discuss her investigations of European museum architecture and their correlation with the bodies of art within them. She will also share her 2D visual art, and will discuss how architecture as an artform invokes empathy, awe, and community.
Howard will teach us - as an informed community advocate and service-oriented scholar - that architecture programmed with the unique needs and capacities of individuals in mind creates positive change.
MICHELLE BELLISTON HOWARD is an educator, visual artist, and community advocate based in Utah. She received her Master in Architecture from the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah, where she specialized in passive solar design, mass timber, and the building typology of museums.
As a service-learning oriented scholar, Howard received the Alpha Rho Chi Outstanding Leadership & Service medal in 2017. In 2018, Howard received the Roger Bailey Travel Fellowship, and traveled throughout Europe – namely Switzerland, Germany, France, and Austria –and investigated the relationship and correlations between museum architecture the bodies of art within them.
Inspired by architecture, water, light, and form, Howard understands architecture as the highest artistic medium, and advocates that the best architectural programs prioritize people first.
Instagram: @MichelleHowardFineA
MONDAY, APRIL 8TH - 4:00 P.M. ARCH 127
Multi-unit housing highly impacts the average person. After the condo boom in the U.S., the pursuit of profit came at the expense of quality and livability for our communities.
JOHANNA HURME - architect and founder of the globally recognized 5468796 Architecture (also known as 546) - advocates for architects to respond to the challenges of topology with the rigor it deserves. In this lecture, we’ll discuss the architect and their civic responsibility as they engage in political and financial realms. You’ll learn how to communicate the economic value of quality architecture to business clients, and how to engage in flexible processes that enables invention and innovation.
You will also learn how to improve architectural programs in relation to their ecosystem, based on current case studies. Hurme will critique how LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits is not a checklist that inherently creates sustainable architecture, and teach us how to live smaller and smarter.
JOHANNA HURME is an architect, activist, community advocate, and educator. As founding partner of 5468796 Architecture (also known as 546), she established a globally recognized design firm that earned three Governor General’s Medals in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Hurme’s 546 is recognized by the Houston-based Rice Design Alliance as “one of the most talented young design firms worldwide.”
In 2017 Hurme was inducted as a Fellow of the RAIC and shortlisted for the International Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. She is also a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA), Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), Architecture Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Accredited Professional, LEED & AP).
Hurme is a chair for creative crowd-sourced & funded ventures that encourage local retail and design culture in Canada, including Chair Your Idea and Design Quarter Winnipeg.
Johanna Hurme is a Visiting Professor-Morgenstern Chair at the Faculty of Architecture for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and lectures at universities across North America. Hurme received her Masters in Architecture from the University of Manitoba, where she taught design. Hurme also taught design at the University of Toronto.
Being civically engaged produces meaningful work that gives voice to the voiceless. The School of Architecture at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning moves the needle with curriculum and teaching practices that promote socio-political engagement. Our U of U CA+P SoA Lecture Series explores activism from the lens of creating financially stable models of professional architecture practice that serves our graduates and educates our global community.
This year’s theme for our lecture series is ETHOS: Ethical and Activist Practices. Our lectures are open to the public. We encourage architects, city & metropolitan planners, designers of all disciplines, those aspiring to enter these fields, and the community-at-large to be ethical in their practices by creating learning opportunities with our guest experts and thought leaders.
This event is sponsored in part by the University of Utah - College of Architecture + Planning: School of Architecture, the Utah Division of Occupation and Professional Licensing, and the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education program.
(Pending AIA Utah LU credit approval for members.)

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America