DATE: March 26-27, 2015.

LOCATION: Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre

March 26th, 1pm to 5:30pm.

Greg Lynn, FORM, UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design
Garth Rockcastle, MSR Design
Alice Twemlow, D-Crit and co-founder SVA MFA Design Criticism program

March 27th, 7:30am to 12pm.

Mahesh Daas, chair of the Department of Architecture and ACSA Distinguished Professor, Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning
Tom Fisher, professor and dean of the College of Design, University of Minnesota
Kristine Jensen, landscape architect, Arkitekt Kristine Jensen, Denmark

To expand critical dialogue on design education, engaging the public, academia, and practice, the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will host a symposium addressing “the future of design education,” featuring panel discussions and open forums between diverse participants of strong national, regional, and local reputation in design fields.

The symposium is proposed to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Department, and in this context, will provide an opportunity for participants to critically reflect on the trajectory of design education over a considerable time period, even as they speculate about future directions.

Through the venue of panel discussions and open forums scheduled over a two-day period, invited speakers will address aspirations, challenges, and anticipated goals for design education from their unique perspectives. By bringing a diverse roster of speakers together, the symposium also seeks to build collaboration and catalyze future inquiry.

This page will be updated with information on confirmed speakers. Following the conclusion of the symposium, the page will feature video and photo documentation of the event.


Mahesh Daas

Tom Fisher

Kristine Jensen

Greg Lynn

Garth Rockcastle

Alice Twemlow

For more information regarding the centennial contact