UT Professor Lectures on Modern Architecture November 7

Avigail Sachs, assistant professor of architecture.

Avigail Sachs, assistant professor of architecture.

UT’s College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016-17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, November 7, with Avigail Sachs, assistant professor of architecture.

Sachs will present “Theories of Action: Modern Architecture in the United States” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It offers continuing education units and will be streamed live.

Sachs teaches landscape and architectural history and theory, and studies the design profession in the United States. Her most recent project, Atlelier TVA: Designers in the Great Depression, earned her the college’s James Johnson Dudley Faculty Scholar Award in 2015.

Sachs holds degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Sachs taught design studio at Technion while also working as a project architect for the Sail Tower in Haifa, Israel.

For 42 years, the College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community. In 2016-17, more than a dozen professionals from around the world will lecture at the college.

CONTACT:

Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)