All School Lecture - Zena Howard, AIA + Alan Karchmer

Walter Wisznia Memorial Lecture


Architect Zena Howard, AIA and architectural photographer Alan Karchmer will present “Architecture and Photography: Vision, Realization and Interpretation.” The lecture will use the National Museum of African American History and Culture as a case study to examine the important relationship between architecture and photography.

This is the fourth lecture in the Tulane School of Architecture’s 2017-18 series, “Legacy Cities.” A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. in Richardson Memorial Hall, Room 201 (6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118). AIA Continuing Education credits available.

Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Managing Director, PERKINS+WILL North Carolina Practice

Zena has more than 25 years of experience with private and public institutions, museum and cultural facilities, libraries, and higher education facilities. Her experience focuses on clients with specialized and/or unique design goals such as environmentally sensitive artifact exhibit areas, environmentally and spatially sensitive spaces for autistic children, historically and culturally significant buildings and locations, and sustainable design in pursuit of LEED® certification and other high performance building goals.

Alan Karchmer

Architectural Photographer

Alan has the eye of an architect. With a master’s degree from Tulane School of Architecture, he brings an authoritative sense of space, form, texture, light and use to his photography. He hones in on the defining angles in photographs that capture the sense of spirit, life and poetry of the architect’s vision. In a career spanning over 35 years, his photographs have been published in the architectural press world wide, appeared in major museum exhibitions and helped his clients win design award competitions ranging from international to regional.

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