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Celebrate 100 Years of Architectural Education at KU April 26-27

We hope you will be able to join us and fellow alumni on April 26 and 27, 2013 as we celebrate 100 years of architectural education at KU. The following celebratory events are scheduled to mark this very important milestone; events that will give you and your classmates an opportunity to get together and celebrate your years here in the School.

Schedule of Events
Friday, April 26:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon – Welcome/Open House, Marvin Hall
Check in and pick up your Reunion t-shirt – make sure and place your order in advance at the online registration site. Friday morning open studios. Feel free to visit one or as many as you like. Interact with current Architecture students and experience an Architecture studio in the 21st century. See the current Marvin Hall on a special tour given by Architecture students. Stroll the halls of Marvin Hall to view the exhibition of work of current Architecture students.

2:00 p.m. – Architecture 100th Birthday Party, lawn directly west of Marvin Hall. Come meet Baby Jay who will be in attendance to help us celebrate this important milestone. Enjoy a piece of birthday cake.

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Reception, KU Alumni Association (Host beer and soda; cash wine). Visit with current faculty and fellow alumni. Stop by the Photo Booth operated by AIAS and have your photo taken with your former classmates and Baby Jay.

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Alumni Banquet, Kansas Union Ballroom ($30). Seating is limited for this event, so please make sure to register online by the deadline.

Saturday, April 27:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon – Marvin Hall
Joe’s Donuts will be served. See the current Marvin Hall on a special tour given by Architecture students. Stroll around the halls of Marvin Hall to view the exhibition of work of current Architecture students.

12:00 Noon – Alumni Lunch, lawn directly west of Marvin Hall ($12).
Enjoy a boxed lunch with your fellow alumni and reminisce about your days here at KU.

Register for all events by the deadline of Friday, April 12, 2013 at
http://www.kualumni.org/arch100

Please make sure that your contact information is up to date with KU Alumni Association by emailing records@ku.edu. All future communications will be electronic. A current email address is needed and appreciated so we can keep you apprised of Reunion details.

Board Submissions
All alumni are asked to submit one board that is a representation of themselves (choice of individual or firm’s work). It can be a single image, a grid or a collage. The representation must be fully adhered to a 24” square piece of 3/16” foam core board. As a minimum, it must include your name and the year of your graduation. We will provide the Velcro for mounting. All submittals will be displayed in the Art and Design Gallery. Submittals are to be sent to the following address for receipt no later than Friday, April 5:

Jody Spurlock, Assistant to the Chair
Architecture Department
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 200
Lawrence, KS. 66045

In addition to sending the actual board, we are also requesting that you submit a PDF of your submittal via email to Jody Spurlock: jodys@ku.edu

Connect with your classmates via Facebook. If you have photos of your days in Marvin Hall or at KU, please upload those directly to the Architecture Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/KUArchitecture.

Hotel Information
Hotel blocks in Lawrence have been reserved for the weekend on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation. Indicate that you are with the “KU Architecture Reunion” to receive the listed rate. (Note: Rooms and rates will be released March 25.) Rooms are available at:



Comfort Inn and Suites, $105/night, 785.330.7241
Eldridge Hotel, $125/Thursday, $159/Friday and Saturday, 785.749.5011

Holiday Inn Express, $109/night, 785.749.7555
Holiday Inn Holidome, $89/night, 785.841.7077

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Baker, Assistant to the Dean at pmbaker@ku.edu or 785-864-3114. We look forward to seeing you in April.


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