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Award-Winning Architect to Lecture at LUMA

SCB's Devon Patterson to Discuss Responsible Design in Architecture

What:
The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) welcomes Devon Patterson, principal of Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the design and architecture firm behind Loyola's LEED certified, award-winning, and cutting edge Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, for a lecture on developing a responsible relationship with the environment through architecture and design. Patterson's lecture is a part of Loyola's El Tracks lecture series.

The lecture coincides with LUMA's Ecology.Design.Synergy exhibition, which is currently on display at the museum through May 17, 2009. The new exhibit, which reinterprets the term "sustainability" by examining how people inhabit their built environments, showcases the innovative design approach of the German architecture and design firms Behnisch Architekten and Transsolar ClimateEngineering, as illustrated by a roster of international projects and ongoing collaborations.

When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Noon-1 p.m.

Where:
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus

Why:
Loyola University Chicago is committed to protecting our environment and becoming more sustainable—an effort rooted in faith, expressed through the arts, and accomplished through systems and design. The University is happy to welcome Devon Patterson to campus, as he has played a key role in the planning and construction of three new low environment impact buildings at Loyola, and has helped the University carry out its mission of becoming more sustainable. An accomplished architect, Patterson is chair of the sustainability committee for Solomon Cordwell Buenz, an award-winning architecture, interior design, and planning firm with offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

About LUMA
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.

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