Dan Rockhill, the J. L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas and Executive Director of Studio 804, will speak at Fletcher Hall on UL Campus on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

He will deliver a lecture “Design and Construction: Hand and Mind, the work of Rockhill and Associates and Studio 804” in room 134. A book signing will follow in the lobby of Fletcher Hall.

The work of the firm, Rockhill and Associates, is tightly bound to the natural milieu and culture of the Kansas region. In the spirit of regionalism, the areas archetypal forms, Spartan aesthetics, frugal methods, and relationship to nature permeate the results. They are the recipients of numerous awards, most recently; Residential Architect magazine’s Firm of the Year, one of Natural Home magazine’s Top Ten Green Architecture Firms, and Architecture magazine’s “Home of the Year.” Their work has appeared in over one hundred international books and journals. Their work has recently been recognized for the 2006 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

Rockhill and his students recently completed the first LEED Platinum building in Kansas, a sustainable prototype for tornado ravaged Greensburg, KS. Among various other prestigious awards, Studio 804 has received two American Institute of Architect’s Honor Awards, the NCARB Prize, Architecture Magazine’s “Home of the Year”, and Residential Architect’s “Project of the Year” award for their modular houses in Kansas City.

For more information on Rockhill’s presentation, call 482-6225.