Norwich University Lecture Series
Date: 9/22/23 1:00 PM
The School of Architecture + Art is pleased to announce the first lecture of the
2023–24 series. The series theme is: MATERIALITY: FABRICATION FOR
Please join us in person or virtually on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 1pm in the
Gallery of Chaplin Hall, Norwich University for
"Jumping Scales: Designing Up," by Mark Palmer, AIA, LEED, AP, and NU
"Àdúgbò ni gbogbo wa (We are all neighbors): An evaluation of Social Housing in
Lagos, Nigeria," by Oluwapelumi Adefarakan, rising senior at Norwich, and
Weintz Research Scholar
FABRIC[ated] | Fabric Innovation and Material Responsibility in Architecture:
Celebrate the launch of this newly released book edited by Associate Director
Tolya Stonorov, with a chapter on "The Art and Science of Fabric Formed
Concrete," by Professor Eleanor D’Aponte. Buy the book here.
A reception and the induction of newly licensed alums to the school’s
Wall of Fame will follow the presentations.
Virtual Link to watch the streaming event.
Norwich University announced today that their School of Architecture +
Art will kick off its annual lecture series with guest speakers Mark Palmer, AIA, LEED, AP, and
Oluwapelumi Adefarakan. The series’ launch event will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at
1 p.m. at the university’s Chaplin Hall Gallery in Northfield. A reception and the induction of newly
licensed alums to the school’s ‘Wall of Fame’ will follow the presentations.
The series, which features presentations from notable architects and artists, is free to the public, and
this year’s theme is MATERIALITY: FABRICATION FOR COMMUNITY.
The first event in the series will feature Palmer, a 2004 Norwich graduate, along with current
Norwich undergraduate and Weintz Research Scholar Award-winner, Adefarakan.
Palmer is a Senior Designer and Principal at HKS with extensive health care design expertise. He
works to deliver dynamic, functional, and sustainable design solutions. Adefarakan, who is currently
a rising senior at Norwich, will present his research titled: Àdúgbò ni gbogbo wa (We are all
neighbors): An evaluation of Social Housing in Lagos, Nigeria.
The theme of MATERIALITY: FABRICATION FOR COMMUNITY offers a range of lectures
that engage different means of building community through design with an eye on materiality and
fabrication. The 2023-24 Norwich School of Architecture + Art lecture series will also include the
following guest presenters:
1. Vermont Artist Daryl Burnett - Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4pm
2. Zena Howard, FAIA, Perkins and Will - Friday, November 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.
3. Tara Dudley, PhD, Architectural History Griot - Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4 p.m.
4. Danny Sagan, AIA, Norwich University- Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 12 p.m.
The series will culminate at the 2024 Spring Symposium: FABRIC [ated]. The symposium
will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Contributors to the newly released book
FABRIC[ated] | Fabric Innovation and Material Responsibility in Architecture by Tolya Stonorov
will come together to share and discuss their research and practice; Emily Baker, Fay Jones School
of Architecture and Design; Eleanor D’Aponte, Norwich University; Judith Kinnard, Tulane
University; Irene Keil, Tulane University; and Dr. Juney Lee, Carnegie Melon.
The Norwich University Architecture + Arts Lecture series is made possible in part through a generous
grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting cancer
research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors, backs the School of Architecture +
Art Lecture Series. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation and Norwich University have
partnered to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus.
Events are free and open to the public.
To learn more about the Norwich University School of Architecture + Arts, visit
Contact: Eleanor D'Aponte
Email: edapont@ norwich.edu