Roy to Deliver Architecture and Planning Lecture

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: February 20, 2003

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Award-winning architect Lindy Roy will speak on March 5 at the University at Buffalo as part of the spring lecture series of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

Roy's lecture, and all succeeding lectures in the series, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The lectures will be free and open to the public.

Roy established her own firm, ROY, in New York and is working on commercial, residential and exhibition projects in New York, Houston, London, Montreal, Botswana and Alaska.

She won the MOMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Competition in 2001 and the 16 Houses Competition, and was a finalist in the Times Capsule Competition for The New York Times.

Other speakers scheduled to appear at UB as part of the lecture series are:

o Lars Lerup, March 19. Lerup, dean of the Rice School of Architecture, advocates an architecture that facilitates liberated movement and encourages the free use of space. Lerup is the 2003 Clarkson Visiting Lecturer in Architecture at UB.

o Stefan Behnisch, April 2. Behnisch is a partner in Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner in Stuttgart, Germany. The firm, established in its current form in 1989, evolved from its sister firm, Behnisch & Partner, which was founded in 1954 and has been highly influential in shaping the direction of contemporary architecture in post-war Germany. Current projects for Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner include the Genzyme Building in Cambridge, Mass., and the Center for Cell and Biomedical Research in Toronto.

o Slavoj Zizek, April 10. Zizek is a researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He uses popular culture to explain the theory of Jacques Lacan, and the theory of Jacques Lacan to explain politics and popular culture. A participant in more than 250 international philosophical, psychoanalytical and cultural-criticism symposiums, he is the founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis. Zizek's lecture is co-sponsored by the UB Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture.

o Edwin Schlossberg, April 16. Schlossberg is founder and principle designer of ESI Design, which he describes as a "multidisciplinary design company that specializes in interactive exhibit design, museum master-planning, public information systems and entertainment sites. ESI's work has ranged from designing exhibits for the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the John F. Kennedy Library to designing informational, interactive displays for the American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center on the grounds of Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and Hanna-Barbera Land for Paramount Parks.