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Sources: Peter Magyar, 785-532-5953,;
and Donald Watts, 785-532-1128,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Alfred Jacoby, a distinguished German architect and educator, has been named the 2008-2009 Regnier Visiting Chair in the department of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Jacoby is conducting two sessions at K-State. During his initial visit, which started Jan. 24 and ends Thursday, Feb. 5, he will give a series of public lectures on the history of the European city. Upcoming lectures will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Seaton Hall's Pierce Commons and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 104 Seaton Hall.

In addition, Jacoby will teach in the fifth-year graduate architectural studio of John Eck, assistant professor of architecture, where the student project is "The Berlin Wall Museum." He also will spend time with Ulf Meyer's fifth-year graduate studio working on the urban transformation of the recently closed Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany. Meyer is an assistant professor of architecture.

During his second visit later in the semester, Jacoby will present a lecture at K-State and to design professionals in Kansas City.

Jacoby is director of Dessau International Architecture at Anhalt University of Applied Science at the Bauhaus of Dessau, Germany. He has a master's degree from Cambridge University in England, and an architecture degree from the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, the Federal Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich. He maintains an architectural practice in Frankfurt am Main and is a member of Bund der Deutschen Architekten, the German association of architects. He has lectured in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, South America, Israel and China. He also was a 2007-2008 Ekdahl lecturer for K-State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

The Victor L. Regnier Visiting Faculty Chair in architecture was established in 2003 by the children of Victor and Helen Regnier to enrich the educational experience of K-State architecture students by exposing them to the finest architects from around the world.