UPDATE - Judson University Lecture Series to Feature Professor Keelan Kaiser and Designer Jason Bowman
(Elgin, IL March 17, 2011) Judson Architecture Professor Keelan Kaiser will give the featured lecture during the SoADA Lecture Series to be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Kaiser is replacing Architect Martin Felsen, who was forced to cancel his involvement due to illness. Designer Jason Bowman will continue with plans to speak at a special lecture at Judson University's School of Art, Design and Architecture (SoADA) on March 22. Both events are free and open to the public.
Kaiser will present strategies and applications for high performance building design for a learning center and science classroom suite at the St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill. He will will discuss passive design strategies, daylighting analysis and calculations, stack-induced cross ventilation, energy model predictions, and the design and construction of the building envelop. Participants will learn how to employ a variety of sustainable design techniques in the design of traditional and contemporary buildings which meet the AIA 2030 commitment.
Jason Bowman, information architect for Groupon, will be speaking in a SoADA Lecture and Exhibition Series Special Event at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in room 301 of the Harm A. Weber Academic Center.
Bowman's work for Groupon focuses on the user experience design. Before joining Groupon last year, he spent 15 years working as a web designer and information architect with design firms such as Ogilvy and Mather, Razorfish, and VSA Partners. He was a partner and creative director with The Royal Order of Experience Design from 2003-2007. During his career he has organized and designed websites for Pantagonia, Fjallraven US, Sears, and Prana.
The SoADA Lecture Series brings experienced architects, artists and designers to Judson's campus each semester for the purpose of sharing and discussing issues of sustainability, visual engagement, and appreciation for the arts with the Judson community.