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

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

ARCHITECT FROM MEXICO TO PRESENT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN LECTURE

MANHATTAN -- Architect Mauricio Rocha Iturbide will examine the relationships among design process, building process and usage process in his architecture at a lecture sponsored by the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Rocha will present "Processes in Architecture" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Little Theater of the K-State Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Rocha is principal of Taller de Arquitectura of Mexico City. He graduated with honors from the Max Cetto Studio at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1990. He served as a studio professor at the Max Cetto Studio from 1992 to 1998, and at Anahuac and Iberoamericana universities in 2004. As an architect he works in both the public and private spheres, alternating his architectural practice with ephemeral architectural interventions in art exhibitions as well as with museography. He is currently a juror of art and culture for the National Foundation for Arts and Culture Commission of Arts.

His lecture will show how processes vary depending on the physical and social environment in which they are found. He will use examples from urban ephemeral architecture as well as contemporary, national and international award-winning projects designed in his office.

Rocha has lectured around the world, and his work has been published in The Architectural Review, Arquine, Obras and many other publications and books.

Rocha's visit to the U.S. is being co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's College of Design and the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. At K-State, funding is provided by the K-State student fine arts fee.

Design professionals can submit attendance at the lecture for continuing education credit by contacting Diane Potts at 785-532-1090 or potts@k-state.edu. For more information on the lecture, contact Tim de Noble at 785-532-5950 or tdenoble@k-state.edu.