Category Archives: Lectures and Exhibits


The Ingredients

Several weeks ago w/purpose Founder Wil Marquez had an opportunity to travel to Tuskegee University in Alabama to speak to architecture students and faculty about w/purpose, its advocacy, and practice.  Needing time to focus and prep his talk, Marquez stopped in our Nation’s Capital – … Read More


A Family Affair

Couched Constructions (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO) Friday, March 2, 2012 Opening reception 5:00pm Herron School of Art & Design, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN Sometimes a couch is just a piece of furniture . . . and sometimes–through the eyes of a … Read More


Dressing Indianapolis: Presented by Spirit & Place Festival

DRESSING INDIANAPOLIS Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7 p.m. | Indianapolis Museum of Art We adorn the body. How do we adorn a city? A distinctive style, sparkling accessories, good lighting … what does a city need to look good? How does city style way brand … Read More


Near West Housing Summit

The Near West is revamping their Quality of Life plan for 2012-2015.  Over past couple of years, we have noticed that the housing condition of Near West has changed drastically.  The situation of our housing stock has raised concerns with residents, community partners, and potential … Read More


Street Logic

A recent controversy surrounding the proposed Public Art for the Cultural Trail has many citizens concerned about urban space, its equity, and purpose in our city. A series of free lectures were made available to the public to listen, learn, and ask questions about urban … Read More

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a movement w/purpose

In a recent November article in The Chronicle of Education, James Proctor, Director of the Environmental-Studies Program at Lewis & Clark College, questioned what a more “cosmopolitan sustainability movement might look like?” I quickly considered my own firms efforts, of late, with local advocacy groups, … Read More


We no speak Americano? Urbanism in Chihuahua

The city of Chihuahua oddly enough has 6, yes 6, architecture schools in a city of no more than 850,000. Downtown Chihuahua – a city with modest Spanish mission roots, sits paralyzed despite such an intellectual resource. Its core is vibrant and alive…till dusk. At … Read More