Places and Fay Jones School Present Fall 2021 Lecture Series

We are pleased to continue the collaboration with our partners at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at University of Arkansas and co-present the school’s Fall 2021 lecture series. The new series, coordinated by Assistant Professor of Architecture Brian Holland and co-sponsored by the school’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will feature talks on how the design professions are addressing the pandemic along with other social and environmental issues. Free and open to the public, the series will take place both in person and online.

The first lecture, on September 13, will be given by Marlon Blackwell, E. Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the Fay Jones School. The series will continue with lectures by Kwendeche on September 27; Theodore Hoerr on October 8; Joel Sanders and Seb Choe of MIXdesign on October 18; Liz Ogbu on November 1; Jonathan Tate on November 8; and Jane Hutton on November 15. All lectures will take place at 4 pm Central Time.

Register for events here.

“We continue to spotlight distinguished designers, practitioners, and researchers who are working to serve diverse constituencies, expand the boundaries of practice, and elevate prospects for equitable, inclusive, and environmentally responsive design,” said Holland.

To learn more about the Fay Jones School, which is celebrating its 75th year of programming in architecture and design, visit