Luncheon Speaker Series

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The Luncheon Speaker Series comprises Five Chapter Programs each year. In 2018, these luncheons will be held at Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane, from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Programming includes AIA Austin business items, as well as local speakers of interest to members and guests. Past speakers and topics have been: Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune; Ryan Robinson, City Demographer; UT School of Medicine; Imagine Austin Plan; Waller Creek Design Competition; Lucia Athens, Chief Sustainabililty Officer at the City of Austin; Capital Studios; Alan Graham with Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village; Blanton Museum Director Simone Wicha; Interim Dean of the UT School of Architecture Elizabeth Danze, FAIA; architect Rand Elliott, FAIA, and more!

2018 Luncheons:

February 20 - Urbanist, Filmmaker, and writer, Cassim Shepard
April 17 - Co-Curators of Never Built Los Angeles and Never Built New York Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin
June 12 - On Collecting: Louise Harpman, AIA, and Scott Specht, AIA
September 11 - Design Leader Doreen Lorenzo
November 13 - Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk

Advance tickets are $30 for members (purchase all 5 luncheons at once and save $10!), $40 for non-members, $15 for Assoc. AIA members and students.
At the door, tickets are $40 for all members and non-members and $20 for Assoc. AIA members.

Thanks to our wonderful 2018 Luncheon Speaker Series Sponsors:

Acme Brick

Innova Tile

Jordan & Skala Engineers

Rogers O'Brien