The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series (Spring 2018)
(funding generously provided by the Tony Callison Memorial Fund)
January 25: The Destruction of Memory Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Based on the book by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory delves into the complex story underlying cultural destruction — examining examples from WWII, the Former Yugoslavia, Mali and Syria, among other places. After the screening (1hr, 21 minutes), a panel discussion and question and answer session will be held with the film’s director, Tim Slade, along with faculty members from the WSU programs in Architecture, English, and History.
March 1: Tim Wentz “The Future of Our Industry”
Professor Wentz teaches in the Construction Management Department at the University of Nebraska. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Since entering academia Professor Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry.
March 29 – March 31: Revitalizing Rural Environments Symposium
In collaboration with the Asia Program, the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and International Programs, the School of Design and Construction will host a workshop on “Revitalizing Rural Environments” with renowned Chinese architect as the main speaker and guest.
April 4: Cary Moon “Seattle’s Waterfront, Design, Politics & the Right to the City”
April 13: Matthew Brehm “Seeing the World One Sketch at a Time”
April 13 -April 15: Visual Communication in Today’s Design Industries (Workshop)
Matthew Brehm is an associate professor with the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho, teaching many courses in architecture and design. Matt first studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, which included an academic year studying abroad in Rome, Italy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989, Matt spent five years working in the District of Columbia for the award-winning design firms STUDIOS Architecture and Spector Knapp & Baughman, Ltd. It was also during this time that he spent two summers teaching architectural design at The Catholic University of America.
In 1993, he began the Option I Master of Architecture degree program at the University of Oregon and worked for a few Eugene design firms while completing his degree, including TBG Architects and Planners. Matt also taught design studios and graphics courses at the University of Oregon from 2000 until joining the University of Idaho faculty in 2004. His research and teaching is focused primarily on design communication, design process, and architectural graphics, and he is the author of three books on drawing technique. Matt’s travel sketches in pencil and watercolor have received several awards in international drawing competitions, and in 2007 he initiated a program for Idaho architecture students to live and work in Rome, Italy.