Talk About Architecture Symposium: Retrospect and Prospect

A Day of Conversation


Talk About Architecture: Retrospect and Prospect will bring together the Tulane School of Architecture community for a day of conversation regarding the past, present and future of architectural education at the school.

Hosted by Favrot Professor of Architecture John Klingman, the day begins with remarks by Tulane University Provost Robin Forman and Dean Kenneth Schwartz. The morning session includes alumni commentary and a panel discussion with special guests Deborah Gans, FAIA, Ben Ledbetter, Donna Robertson, FAIA, and Mark Shapiro. Professor Klingman selected these panelists for their longstanding interest in the school from different vantage points.

After lunch outside Richardson Memorial, Professor Klingman will present remarks, "hopefully countering the post-lunch dip.” The program continues with comments from attendees and guests. The event closes with a reception at The Fly on the Mississippi River, gathering guests at the pavilion, “A Stage for Viewing,” a work of public architecture by Michael Nius and Steve Klein.

Professor Klingman will host an open house, before and after dinner.

The symposium marks Professor Klingman’s retirement from full-time teaching at the end of this academic year.

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