Alaska Design Forum lecture to be held next week

The Alaska Design Forum continues its Changing Landscapes lecture series next week with a presentation hosted by Wendell Burnette, a self-taught architect and assistant professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Silverbow Back Room. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students.

Burnette received an Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009; the award is given in recognition of work “characterized by a strong personal direction.” He established Wendell Burnette Architects in 1996 after a three-year period at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and an 11-year association with William Bruder, and has traveled widely throughout the world. For more information, visit

The Changing Landscapes lecture series investigates how we build, look at, understand and interact with our surroundings. Lectures are presented in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. Filmmaker Joe Gerhardt, of Brighton, England, was the first speaker, and last month’s lecture was led by Brendan Dawes, of Manchester, England. Following Burnette’s lecture on Jan. 18, other speakers will be: Reiulf Ramstad, an architect from Oslo on Feb. 15; Marko Peljhan, a digital media artist from Santa Barbara, Calif. on March 7; and Jerry van Eyck, a landscape designer from New York City on April 4.

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