On Wednesday, April 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Johannes Böttger and Thomas Knüvener, the Department of Landscape Architecture's 2016 John R. Bracken Lecturers/Exhibitors, will deliver a lecture as part of the Stuckeman School lecture series. The lecture will be followed by a gallery reception for the opening of Böttger and Knüvener's exhibit in the Stuckeman School's Rouse Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.
Johannes Böttger is a landscape architect who emphasizes sustainable and innovative solutions. His professional work fields span from masterplanning for urban living quarters to public spaces and strategic planning. Böttger is partner and co-founder of Urbane Gestalt Böttger, an office in Cologne specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. He has received several major architectural awards and won more than twenty architectural competitions. Böttger also has taught in various universities since 2008; currently he is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at Texas A&M University.
Thomas Knüvener is an architect and landscape architect. He directs the office Knüvener Architekturlandschaft in Cologne and works on projects at the interface between architecture and open space, city and landscape, interior and exterior. He is involved in public debate about the built environment through competition juries, workshops, and panel discussions. Most recently he was professor for Urban Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and adjunct professor at Penn State University. Currently he is adjunct professor for landscape architecture and urban planing at Texas A&M University.