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K-State Today

November 2, 2017



APDesign to present Regnier Distinguished Visiting Chair Lecture

By Thomas Jackson

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The College of Architecture, Planning & Design will present a lecture by Fuensanta Nieto, 2018-2019 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Regnier Forum. The lecture "Images/Thoughts" is free and open to the public.

Nieto has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1983. She is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and a professor at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Nieto lectures on architecture and participates in juries and symposia at various institutions around the world. From 1986 to 1991 she was co-director of the architectural journal, ARQUITECTURA, published by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was founded in 1985 by Nieto and Enrique Sobejano and has offices in Madrid and Berlin. Along with being widely published in international magazines and books, the firm's work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2006, at the Kunsthaus in Graz in 2008 and at the MAST Foundation in Bologna in 2014. They are the recipients of the 2007 National Prize for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural heritage, and the 2010 Nike Prize issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten, They also received the AGA Khan Award for Architecture in 2010, the Piranesi Prix de Rome in 2011, the European Museum of the Year Award in 2012, the Hannes Meyer Prize in 2012, AIA Honorary Fellowship in 2015 and the Alvar Aalto Medal in 2015.

Their major works include the Madinat al-Zahra Museum, the Moritzburg Museum, the San Telmo Museum, the Zaragoza Congress Centre, the Joanneum extension in Graz, and the Contemporary Art Centre in Córdoba. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos currently have projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, Estonia, Morocco, China, United Kingdom and France. Two monographs have been recently published about their work: "Nieto Sobejano. Memory and Invention" (Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2013) and "Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano. Architetture" (Mondadori Electa Spa, Milano, Italy, 2014).

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

Responsibilities of the chair are to co-teach a fifth-year architecture graduate studio in close cooperation with a K-State architecture faculty member.

The chair also is encouraged to contribute to the theory segment of our curriculum through seminar presentations devoted to topics decided between the chair and faculty and students of the fifth year studio program. Exposure to all levels of students will be possible through involvement in reviews, projects or events as might be available. It is expected that at least two formal lectures be presented. One lecture would be delivered on campus for K-State students, faculty, local professionals and the local community. The other lecture would be delivered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, providing exposure to alumni, practicing professionals and the greater Kansas City community with special linkages to the arts.