Monday, July 4, 2011

Meet Randy Brown { 2011 AIATN Convention Speaker Series }

Memphis is an amazing array of speakers from across the street and around the world.
Meet Randy Brown, FAIA / Randy Brown Architects /
Omaha, NE 
Speaking Thursday, August 4, 8:30 - 10:00

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In one sentence, how would you describe architecture to those outside the field?
Space that stirs your emotions.

Who or what most inspire your creative side? / How do you spark creativity?
Artist, books, and films.

What are you currently reading, whether it be books, magazines, or blogs?
"My Father, The Genius" film about Glen Small- one of the founders of Sci-Arc (Netflix).

Different cities have different problems or dynamics. What’s the best thing about designing in your city?
Our designs tend to stand out because in the Midwest, there are not a lot of designers doing what we do.

How do you balance work life and social/family life?
Not very well! (I have 2 boys ages 10 and 13 that are involved in every sport imaginable! It keeps me very busy!)

Have you been to Memphis before?
Just the airport (many times)

What are some things you most look forward to in your trip to Memphis? In this response, can you be specific about what exact food you are looking forward to?
I am on a diet- sorry. Ha, ha! Just kidding. Looking forward to experiencing some Memphis food!

What can we look forward to in your presentation at the AIA TN convention?
Top secret - you just gotta see it!

Any fellow speaker(s) you look forward to seeing present?
All of them!

What other hobbies, interests do you have outside of Architecture?
Tennis – playing and teaching, spending time with my family.

Do you also have a formal position in teaching architecture or design?
Not at the moment but would like to pursue one outside of Nebraska. In the past, I’ve taught at University of Nebraska at Lincoln and at Omaha and was the Hyde Lecture Chair at UNL.

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We look forward to his presentation entitled “Recent Work of Randy Brown.” Read more on Randy in the convention brochure and through the links below.

Facebook Randy-Brown-Architects
Twitter rbarchitects
Webpage http://www.randybrownarchitects.com/

Thanks so much Randy and Kim for pulling together the responses and images for us.


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