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Source: Peter Magyar, 785-532-5953,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Distinguished Scottish architect Alan Dunlop will deliver Kansas State University's spring 2009 Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture, "Big Ideas from a Small Place," at 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall.

The lecture is free and the public is invited.

The lecture will focus on Dunlop's involvement in developing the Hazelwood School, a school for children who are deaf and blind. The school has won multiple design awards and has been written about widely, including in the Architectural Record.

Dunlop is a partner in Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects, based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and was educated in London and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. He is currently a visiting professor at Robert Gordon University's Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. Known as a gifted draftsman, Dunlop's drawings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 2008, his drawings were awarded the Royal Gold Medal in Architecture from the Royal Scottish Academy. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Lighthouse in Glasgow, in Europe and at the Venice Biennale.

Founded nearly 40 years ago, the Oscar Ekdahl Memorial Lecture honors Topeka architect and K-State alumnus Oscar Ekdahl. The lecture brings practitioners, teachers, critics, theorists and artists to the campus for interaction with students, faculty and alumni.