Architecture & Design Homecoming: Welcome Party and Alumni Awards; 12K Day Design Forum

KU Architecture & Design Homecoming: Welcome Party and Alumni Awards; 12K Day Design Forum

All events are FREE. Please RSVP below. 

AIA members will recieve 6 CEU credits for attending the Forum. Sign-up will take place during check-in on the 25th.


Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Welcome Party & Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation

5:30pm – 8:30pm | Crystal Ballroom, The Eldridge Hotel

Join us for a welcome party, keynote address by 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, David Hill, and presentation of the 2019 Alumni Awards! Network, enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar.


Friday, October 25, 2019

12K Day Design Forum

9:30am – 12:30pm | The Forum at Marvin Hall

Eight fast-paced presentations by a multidisciplinary group of KU alumni design leaders punctuated by faculty instigated discussions on the ways educational institutions and the design professions work together to drive innovation. 6 AIA CEU Credits will be applied to AIA members who attend.

Presenters include: David Altis, VMLY&R; Amber Goodvin, Hallmark; Stephen Hopkins, Shield Healthcare and Sport; Dana Karwas, Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media; Brandon Kent, Gould Evans; Shaun Lang, Ayzenberg Group; Tony Marin, VMLY&R; Douglas Pancoast, Robert Bosch LLC.


Exhibitions and further programming 

ArcD Showcase

1:30 – 5:00 pm |  Marvin and Chalmers Halls

Stop by a food truck out back and grab some lunch before checking out all of the ArcD Showcase activities!  

Final Friday Networking Happy Hour

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Location: TBA


For updates and information regarding other Homecoming events, please check the event webiste.

Free Registration 

Please register, as space is limited.


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