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School of Architecture to host lecture June 13

June 3, 2011

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Klaus Mayer will present a lecture, "Working with climate, culture and technology," Monday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Gaines Hall 101.

Mayer is a founding partner of a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Anchorage, Alaska. The firm, Mayer Sattler-Smith, aims to find an appropriate response to local climate, culture and technology. Projects range from urban design, architecture, interior design and graphic design to furniture and art.

Klaus has lived and worked in Alaska since 1995 and co-founded Mayer Sattler-Smith in 2001. Klaus has been instrumental in the growth of Alaska Design Forum and has served as president of the board since 1999. Klaus is also the co-founder and president of Rilke Schule, which opened in 2007 as the first language immersion charter school in Alaska.

Klaus received a degree in architecture from the University of Applied Science in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2004 he was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in advanced environmental studies.

The lecture will be hosted by the School of Architecture. For more information, contact Sharon Matney at 994-2921.