School opens Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center

The Nautilus, Summer 2003

Photo: (right) Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center

Photo: (left) Paintings and ceramics from the Artists of Solentiname, Nicaragua






Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture CenterIn January 2003, the School of Architecture officially opened the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center. The Center, named after the mother of donor Warren Loranager (’52), includes a renovated exhibition space, a new enclosed critique space, an open, informal critique space, and a student lounge. The exhibition space has a state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system funded in part by an iSmart grant from the Kellogg Foundation.

During the winter term, the Center was used for two outside art exhibitions, the first featuring folk art from Nicaragua and another show entitled “Voices of Peace,” which included paintings and ceramics.

These events were sponsored by other University departments and organizations, including the Carney Latin American Archive and the Language & Cultural Training department.

The Center was also used for a Graduate Show of the work of the graduates of the School of Architecture and for the Graduate Reception. In addition, the School hosted a presentation in the Center by Kyong Park, who recently served as the visiting chair in urbanism.

The School’s annual Great Lakes Fabricator’s and Erectors Association-funded lecture series also utilized the space. This year’s lecturre featured a number of architects from California including Teddy Cruz, Peter Pfau and Thom Faulders. Total attendance at these five lectures was approximately 600 students, alumni and architects from around the region. In previous years, the lecture series was held at outside locations, but will now be at this new Center, allowing more students to attend the lectures.

A formal ribbon cutting for the new space will occur in October 2003 where the School will once again honor Warren Loranger. Watch your mail for an announcement of this event.