Judson University Department of Architecture Announces Spring Symposium | Judson University Christian College
Judson University Department of Architecture Announces Spring Symposium


(Elgin, IL - February 23, 2012) Educators and practitioners will convene for the Judson University Department of Architecture Spring Symposium of Essays On Christ and Architecture on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16. The two-day event will commence with a keynote address and discussion led by Yale University Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology Emeritus, Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, widely regarded for his work in aesthetics, justice and politics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State Street, Elgin.) 

The second day of the symposium, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will feature moderated essays and discussions by architects and educators who share faith in Christ. Friday’s sessions will focus on themes of work and practice, justice and missions, and aesthetics and design trajectories. 

Among those speaking at the lecture series are architects Marc Schiller,  David Baird, Luke Lueng and John Hudson. Judson professors Dr. Curtis Sartor (Dean of the School of Art, Design and Architecture), Keelan Kaiser (chair of the Department of Architecture and symposium coordinator), Mark Torgerson, Darrel Cosden, Jae Cha, Stacie Burtelson, David Ogoli, and Christopher Miller will also lead discussions on Friday. All lectures and discussions leading up to the symposium’s conclusion will be held in Herrick Chapel. 

To conclude the symposium, an exhibit of student and faculty works will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Draewell Gallery at the Harm A. Weber Academic Center.

The symposium cost of $125 will include entry to each presentation and discussion, lunch on Friday, and one copy of the symposium proceedings. Registration is free to Judson community members. Guests can register at arch.judsonu.edu/symposium.

Judson University is an evangelical Christian liberal-arts and sciences university located in Elgin at Illinois 90 and State Road 31. It also has a campus in Rockford, Ill. Since 1963, Judson University has provided the Fox River Valley with a Christian, liberal arts education by offering four-year degrees in more than 60 majors and minors; graduate programs in architecture, literacy and organizational leadership; and on line and accelerated adult degree program. To learn how you can prepare for a successful career and experience Judson’s Christian community, visit JudsonU.edu.

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