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Design Award Series – Webinar 1: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Course Description:

Buddy Holly Hall altered the social fabric of Lubbock by linking the community and it’s education system to a global network of performance spaces.

The project is a new model for sharing between of civic, educational and arts infrastructure and is an exemplar for flexibility. The architecture was inspired by the landscape of West Texas and it introduced energy efficient transparency in environment that is typically opaque to shade from the heat. The community funded project integrates local arts institutions into the daily life of the city, celebrating their work and inspiring a new generation of artists.

The presentation of this AIA Canada award of excellence building will review the design in detail.

Learning Objectives:

1 Learn how the design process can serve a business model

2 Learn how low tech innovates in the high tech world of theatrical flexibility

3 Learn how integrated design solved solar heat gain in west Texas

4 Learn how landscape became architecture

5 Learn how fundraising can be a collaboration between art and architecture


About the Presentation: 

Matthew C. Lella, AIA OAA OAQ AAA MAA FRAIC, Principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects, will present the award winning Buddy Holly Hall project, and will open the conversation to the audience for questions and discussions. This course is registered for 1 AIA learning unit.

March 23 2022


Date: 2022-03-23
Time: 10:00 - 10:50
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AIA Canada Society