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Creating Meaning Through Economy

Sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass
Presented by Marlon Blackwell

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the elements of Ozark architecture utilized by Blackwell.
  2. Describe the way Thaden School uses its architectural design to invite education and community.
  3. List the pursuits Blackwell believes students of architecture should consider when it comes to projects.
  4. Explain how Blackwell has taken setbacks and turned them into successes.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
ICC
0.1 ICC CEU
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Marlon Blackwell, joins the Design.ED podcast to discuss the design process for the Thaden School in Bentonville, building within the context of Northwest Arkansas, and the impact materiality can have on architecture. He specifically addresses his journey into architecture and discusses the qualities he thinks new architects should keep in mind as they navigate place and space.

Thaden School in Bentonville

Photo courtesy of Blackwell Architects

The new Art and Administration Building houses the signature Thaden School program “Reels.”


Prinz

Aaron Prinz is the host of the Design:ED Podcast and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born and raised in the rural Northern California town of Red Bluff, just two hours south of the Oregon border. After one year of college, Prinz relocated to San Francisco to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. At age 26, he began studying architecture at Portland State University while interning at Studio Petretti Architecture led by Amanda Petretti. His professional contributions while at Studio Petretti were focused on a portion of the new Multnomah County Courthouse which is a prominent addition to the Portland skyline. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Roxanne where he continues to work as a designer.

 

Vitro Architectural Glass Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), North America’s largest glass producer, is dedicated to glass innovation and fueled by the same people, plants and products that made PPG Glass one of the industry’s most respected and reliable commercial glass manufacturers.

 

Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2022

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