The annual Douglas C. Allen lecture was established with an endowed fund by alumni, faculty and friends in appreciation for Allen’s long-time dedication to the College of Architecture as a teacher, colleague and leader.

The Douglas C. Allen Lecture is an annual reunion around a great speaker in honor of a cherished figure at the College.

Recent Submissions

  • Lines in the City 

    Castilla, Isabel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-01)
    Utilizing three projects characterized for their linear form and unique existing conditions, the lecture will describe the design process of public spaces of large scale that seek to activate existing underutilized sectors ...
  • WPA 2.0: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology and Creation of the 21st Century Public Infrastructure 

    Drake, Susannah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-18)
    DLANDstudio provides an integrated approach to project planning, programming, and design. Operating across scales, the firm is committed to exploring how urban, suburban and rural communities can be enriched by strategic ...
  • The Elegance of Topology: a Return to Site Design 

    Girot, Christophe (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-03-05)
    Topology is a term in landscape architecture which equates with the term tectonics in architecture. Broadly defined, it is about an intelligent and structured response to terrain. Topology encompasses the entire range of ...
  • Reflecting Absence; the Nation 9/11 Memorial 

    Arad, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-02-01)
    Georgia Tech architecture alumnus Michael Arad’s memorial to those killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001, received rave reviews. "Reflecting Absence” is a serene, public space for collective contemplation and ...
  • Douglas C. Allen Lecture 

    Corner, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-11-02)
    James Corner is a registered landscape architect and urban designer, and founder and director of james corner field operations, where he oversees the production of all design projects in the office. He is also chair and ...