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Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, Marlon Blackwell Architects. Image by: Timothy Hursley
Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, Marlon Blackwell Architects. Photo: Timothy Hursley.
Friday, 10/4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Center for Architecture
Price
Member: $20
General Public: $25
Student with valid ID: $20

Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

Speakers:
Marlon Blackwell, 
FAIA, Principal, Marlon Blackwell Architects
Billie Tsien, AIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architects (MBA), has received national and international recognition with significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines and more than 160 design awards. MBA received the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and ranked #1 in Design as part of the 2016 Architect 50. In recognition of his substantial contributions to design, Marlon was a Resident of the American Academy in Rome in 2019, inducted into the National Academy of Design in 2018, and selected as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2014. He received the E. Fay Jones Gold Medal from the Arkansas AIA in 2017 and the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A monograph of his early work, “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell”, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005. He was selected by The International Design Magazine, in 2006, as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” in 1998 by the Architectural League of New York.

Enjoy the talks, then buy the book!
From 2012 through 2018, the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee’s Cocktails and Conversation series has hosted some of architecture’s most interesting and provocative practitioners to discuss what informs their designs. These conversations have been collected into a book intended to inspire and delight its readers. You can purchase a copy here.

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As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.

Organized by
AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee
Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, Marlon Blackwell Architects. Image by: Timothy Hursley
Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center, Marlon Blackwell Architects. Photo: Timothy Hursley.
Friday, 10/4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Center for Architecture
Price
Member: $20
General Public: $25
Student with valid ID: $20
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