Lecture Series

The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series 

(funding provided by the Tony Callison Memorial Fund; all lectures at 5pm in Goertzen Hall 21, unless otherwise noted)

The Destruction of Memory Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30-9pm at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center 

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.

DestructionofMemory  Tim Slade

Revitalizing Rural Environments: Workshop and Symposium March 28-31, 2018

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. More information will be forthcoming.

Liu Jiaping

Visual Communication in Today’s Design Industries: April 13 (lecture) and Apr 14-15  (workshop), 2018

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.