24 March 2015–University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 5:30pm, Integrative Learning Center, Room S 211, Amherst, MA. I’ll be talking about Nervi research. Particularly looking forward to this, as the invitation comes from Rome colleague Max Page. Max and I will be doing a “home and home” series, as he will be coming to Iowa State on March 30 and 31 to give the annual Benson Lecture in the Humanities here.
26 March 2015–Simpson College. 7:00pm, Kent Campus Center, Hubbell Hall 701 N C St, Indianola, I’ll be on a panel with photographer Kurt Ullrich and historian Chris Rasmussen to celebrate the opening of Ullrich’s exhibit of photographs of the Iowa State Fair. No word yet on whether corn dogs or funnel cakes will be served. (note–corrected date).
2 April, 2015–Structural Engineers Foundation of Illinois. 5:30-7:30pm. University Center, 525 S. State Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago. RSVP required. Skyscrapers!
15-19 April, 2015–SAH Annual Meeting, Chicago. Conference registration required. I’m giving a paper as part of a session Friday morning on Chicago’s role in environmental technology. I’ll go over some transitional research on light courts and how the need for daylighting and ventilation evolved between the wars. Sort of a transition from the first book to some new research on postwar skyscrapers.
20 April, 2015–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 5:30pm – Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. Familiar haunts–glad to have the chance to lecture at my alma mater, and in my hometown. Skyscrapers, and some long overdue catching up. Thanks to the incomparable Marci Uihlein for arranging the invite…