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View the College of Architecture and Planning Spring Lecture Series 2014 Poster​​.

Monday, april 14, 6:00-7:30pm
2nd Floor gallery, CU Denver Building, 1250 14th Street, Denver


Dick Farley, FAIA, Principal, Richard Farley Urban Design, LLC, Denver

Dick Farley has over 40 years of urban design, planning and architectural experience in both public and private sectors. A licensed architect in Michigan, he has served as Principal of Civitas Inc., Deputy Director of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver, and Design Architect and Partner at JHP Architecture and Planning in Denver, where he worked on the RTD Market Street and Civic Center Stations. Dick also was an urban designer in the Planning Offices of the cities of Rochester, NY, and Detroit, MI.  He is now Principal of Richard Farley Urban Design LLC, specializing in urban design, physical planning, design standards and guidelines, design review, form based codes, streetscape design, downtown planning, and TODs. He holds a BArch from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MArch from Cornell University.
The list of Dick’s accomplishments in Denver include the urban design section for the 1989 Comprehensive Plan, urban design direction for the Central Platte Valley Viaduct Replacement projects, project management and urban design direction for the 1991 Central Platte Valley Plan; urban design direction for the Stapleton Master Plan and Lowry AFB Reuse Master Plan; urban design and zoning direction for the 1994 downtown B5 Zoning Revision, urban design guidance for the development of 1994 downtown Design Standards and Guidelines; development of the Civic Center Design Standards and Guidelines, and urban design direction for the 1991 Airport Gateway Plan and 1991 Airport Gateway Zoning Ordinance. Dick is particularly interested in creating memorable places in cities, and fitting new development into an existing context. Other pursuits include sketching, printmaking, and illustration for which he is broadly recognized.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: 303.315.1000,​.

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 6:00-7:30PM


David Adjaye, OBE, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, London

David Adjaye, OBE, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, is described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility. His ingenious use of materials and showcasing of light have defined his work since establishing his practice in 2000. He was born in Tanzania in 1966 and lived in a number of different cities across Africa until settling in London at the age of 13. After gaining a B.Arch. from London South Bank University, Adjaye graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Royal College of Art in 1993, where he won the RIBA Bronze Medal. 

Projects have been diverse in scale, audience, and geography. They include numerous private houses, exhibitions and pavilions as well as major arts centres and important public buildings. Among the completed civic works are: the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; two neighborhood libraries in Washington, D.C.; Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; and the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo. His largest commission is the project to design the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum for African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., now under construction. Also on site is the Sugar Hill social housing scheme in New York’s Harlem, a mixed-use retail and arts complex in Beirut, Lebanon and a concept store in Lagos, Nigeria. In the UK, he is working on a new ‘fashion hub’ in Hackney, London. Projects in Ghana include the five-star Princes Town Resort, Elmina College and Roman Ridge Gardens residential development.

Adjaye’s commitment to education extends to lecturing internationally; he was the first Louis Kahn visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and was the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He also has taught at the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art and Princeton University School of Architecture. Adjaye is a RIBA Chartered Member, an AIA Honorary Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was awarded the OBE for services to architecture in 2007 and received the Design Miami/ Year of the Artist title in 2011. In 2012 he reached number one on the Guardian’s “Powerlist” of Britain’s most influential black people.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Sponsored by AIA Committee for the Environment (COTE).
Contact: 303.315.1000,

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