Architect Charles Renfro to speak at War Memorial in Jackson

March 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Architect Charles Renfro to speak at War Memorial in Jackson

Photo by Alessio Boni

Photo by Alessio Boni

Architect Charles Renfro, AIA, will present a lecture at the War Memorial in Jackson on March 21.

Renfro, a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an award winning, 90-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts and architecture, is one of eight lecturers who make up the 2013-2014 Mississippi State University School of Architecture endowed Harrison Lecture Series line-up.

The annual series, sponsored by Robert and Freda Harrison of Jackson, brings in national and international architects and others in the trade to speak to School of Architecture alumni, faculty and students as well as the MSU community.

“This particular lecture affords us the opportunity to have an internationally recognized firm make a presentation in the Jackson Metro area, which focuses on the ‘practice’ of architecture,” said Michael Berk, director of the school. “The work of these firms is intended to connect more readily with the professionals and locally interested community members in the state.”

Renfro will speak at 3:30 p.m. at the War Memorial (120 North State Street, Jackson 39201), and a reception will immediately follow at the fifth-year facilities for the MSU School of Architecture, the Stuart C. Irby Jr. Studios (509 East Capitol Street, Jackson 39201). Both the lecture and reception are open to the public.

“The School of Architecture will be busing down students and faculty from Starkville to also participate and celebrate this unique event,” said Berk.

Renfro lectures frequently both in the United States and abroad. His work with DS+R has been exhibited worldwide at many museums and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Centre Pompidou. Prior to joining the firm, his independent art and architectural work had been exhibited in galleries nationwide, including the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

For more information, contact Alexis Gregory at 662.325.0722 or agregory@caad.msstate.edu.  Lecture attendance is worth 1 AIA CES credit.

More on Charles Renfro (Bio)

See the lecture poster.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

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