March 02, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMUptown Campus
Please join the Tulane School of Architecture as we welcome architect Lola Sheppard to deliver the lecture "Rural & Remote: Spatial Practice & New Vernaculars".
The lecture examines the role of architecture in rural and remote regions, where economies, demographics and culture are shifting. In these contexts, design must embrace change and adaptation, and build for autonomy and self-determination. Negotiating an expanded formof research which embrace questions of spatial practice, the lecture argues for the need for new vernaculars and design practices.
SHEPPARD is a Registered Architect and founding Partner at Lateral Office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo where she also serves as the Undergraduate Officer. She has taught at the University of Toronto, Ohio State University, and California College of the Arts. SHEPPARD previously worked in the offices of Jean Nouvel (Paris), Peter Rose (Cambridge), and Allies and Morrison (London) before forming LATERAL OFFICE. She is committed to architecture's new relationship to social and ecological possibilities - not just solutions. SHEPPARD is the recipient of the 2012 RAIC Young Architect Award and the 2003-04 Howard Lefevre Fellowship from Ohio State University.