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News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

PHOENIX ARCHITECT TO DISCUSS SPACE AND THE EVOLUTION OF FORM

MANHATTAN -- Jose Martinez, the founding principal and owner of FoRM Design Studio Ltd., an interior architecture firm in Phoenix, will present a lecture for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University.

His lecture, "Interior Architecture: Space and the Evolution of FoRM," will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the Little Theater at the K-State Student Union. It is free and is sponsored by the K-State student fine arts fee.

Martinez brings a strong educational background to his firm. He earned a bachelor's in interior architecture from Arizona State University, and a master of architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

Martinez began his professional career in the Phoenix design community in 1986. His experience includes a wide variety of projects, including corporate office, restaurant, retail, hospitality and banking. His work has received honors from the profession and the community. Martinez encourages his design staff to push for fresh ideas and to stay informed of current trends and styles.

FoRM Design Studio specializes in interior architecture and is dedicated to developing creative solutions in the built environment. The firm has developed a diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from large to small scale and from corporate to hospitality. As principal, Martinez is involved in all aspects of the design and planning process.

Design professionals can submit their attendance at the lecture for continuing education credit by contacting Diane Potts at 785-532-1090 or potts@k-state.edu. More information on the lecture is available from Donna Fullmer at 785-532-5992 or dfullmer@k-state.edu.